December 2013 Commencement

Undergraduate, Graduate and Law School Commencement

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

Chapel of the Resurrection

* There are no tickets needed for December Commencement

Commencement Speaker: Amy L. Vie '89 

Amy VieWe are honored to have as our commencement speaker Amy L. Vie. Amy is a 1989 graduate of Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Since graduating from Valpo, Amy has risen to the top of her field—first working as a nurse and then for leaders in medical science like Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc, and the American Medical Association, and now Baxter. Amy’s life and work are truly representative of the spirit of service, leadership, and excellence that Valparaiso cultivates in its students. She is  active in community service and medical mission work in Honduras through the Church World Outreach Organization. Amy is also a member of Valparaiso’s Board of Directors as well as a National Advisory Council Member of the College of Nursing and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. 


Instructions for Graduates

Upon arriving please request family members or friends to secure your personal belongings and put on your cap and gown. 

Check your regalia to ensure it is the correct size and appropriate for your degree. The Bookstore in the Union will be available to take care of any necessary adjustments. 

Honors Cords should be draped over or secured to your LEFT shoulder, with the exception of the College of Business wearing gold and blue cords, as they should be draped around the neck.

At the direction of the marshals, please proceed to line up with your college, according to your degree, in alphabetical order. Marshals will be easily visible wearing gold regalia.

The marshals will hand you a card indicating your name and degree. 

Hand the card to a marshal upon arriving at the top of the stage.


May 2014 Commencements

Graduate School Commencement

Friday, May 16, 2014, 5:30 p.m., Chapel of the Resurrection

Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 1:30 p.m., Athletics Recreation Center

Law School Commencement

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10 a.m., Chapel of the Resurrection