Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Fall 2017 Grad Finale
Harre Union Ballroom
Wednesday, November 8
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

All candidates for December 2017 graduation are invited to attend.

Light refreshments will be served!

This event is designed to help you prepare for the December Commencement ceremony and remain a member of the Valpo community after graduation.

If you are unable to attend Grad Finale, you must take care of these items before commencement by contacting the departments directly:

  • New: Portraits by GradImages
    • GradImages will be taking portraits during Grad Finale. You can have several photos taken in academic regalia (cap and gown) or in business attire. You’ll receive an email with a link to your digital proofs within 48 hours (text notification optional). You’ll also receive a color proof image in the mail about a week later. There is no obligation to purchase, and GradImages guarantees satisfaction.
  • Sign the 2017 Class Banner, which will be on display during Commencement and Homecoming!
  • Pick up your cap and gown for the ceremony.
    • Online ordering will begin in Fall 2017. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
    • Read the Graduation Overview for regalia information including pricing and order deadlines.
  • Order your graduation announcements through Jostens.
  • Order your official class ring through Jostens.
  • Review your degree information and diploma name spelling with the Office of the Registrar.
  • Use the Career Center’s resources as you search for a job and move through your career — they work with alumni and current students!
    • Also, the First Destination Survey helps the University better understand the postgraduate pursuits of Valpo alumni, specifically our recent graduates. Please take two minutes to complete the survey online regarding your plans after graduation.
  • Learn about user accounts for graduates from Information Technology.
  • Ensure all financial obligations are taken care of with Student Accounts.
  • All graduating students who have borrowed Federal Direct Loans are required to complete Direct Loan Exit Counseling. Please watch for an email from Financial Aid.

The following offices also attend Grad Finale to provide helpful information to graduates

RSVP Online

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

Spring 2018 Grad Finale
Harre Union Ballroom
Tuesday, February 27
1 – 6 p.m.

All candidates for May and August 2018 graduation are invited to attend.

Light refreshments will be served!

This event is designed to help you prepare for the May Commencement ceremony and remain a member of the Valpo community after graduation.

If you are unable to attend Grad Finale, you must take care of these items before commencement by contacting the departments directly:

  • Portraits by GradImages
    • GradImages will be taking portraits during Grad Finale. You can have several photos taken in academic regalia (cap and gown) or in business attire. You’ll receive an email with a link to your digital proofs within 48 hours (text notification optional). You’ll also receive a color proof image in the mail about a week later. There is no obligation to purchase, and GradImages guarantees satisfaction.
  • Sign the 2018 Class Banner, which will be on display during Commencement and Homecoming!
  • Pick up your cap and gown for the ceremony.
    • Online ordering will begin in Spring 2018. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
    • Read the Graduation Overview for regalia information including pricing and order deadlines.
  • Order your graduation announcements through Jostens.
  • Order your official class ring through Jostens.
  • Review your degree information and diploma name spelling with the Office of the Registrar.
  • Use the Career Center’s resources as you search for a job and move through your career — they work with alumni and current students!
    • Also, the First Destination Survey helps the University better understand the postgraduate pursuits of Valpo alumni, specifically our recent graduates. Please take two minutes to complete the survey online regarding your plans after graduation.
  • Learn about user accounts for graduates from Information Technology.
  • Ensure all financial obligations are taken care of with Student Accounts.
  • All graduating students who have borrowed Federal Direct Loans are required to complete Direct Loan Exit Counseling. Please watch for an email from Financial Aid.

The following offices also attend Grad Finale to provide helpful information to graduates

Graduates, please sign the Class Banner at Grad Finale! This banner will be on display at Homecoming and Commencement. Celebrate your achievement and write your name alongside your classmates’.

Jostens is the official graduation announcement and class ring vendor for Valparaiso University. You can place an order online or visit their table at Grad Finale.

Jostens

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