HERO Commencement

Photos, Media and Gifts

Ceremony Photographs

  • Photos will be taken of every graduate as they walk across the stage. 
  • GradImages┬« is the official photographer for Commencement. To view your proofs online, please visit gradimages.com. Graduates will be contacted by GradImages with instructions for how to log in and proofs. Pictures may be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. If you have any questions please contact Customer Service at giservice@gradimages.net or 800.261.2576.
  • After the commencement ceremony, graduates and guests are welcome to explore campus for photo opportunities that hold special significance. Please remain distanced from other guests and always wear your mask.


Click here to watch a live stream of the commencement ceremony.

The Bell and Beacon (BB’s) located in the Harre Union will be open and streaming the commencement ceremony if guests would like a place on campus to watch the live stream.


Members of the media who wish to be in attendance at the commencement ceremonies must email imc@valpo.edu to secure a media pass. Members of the media without a media pass will not be admitted into the ceremony venue.

Ceremonies will be archived for viewing at a later date.


Commencement gifts are offered on site on the day of commencement. Gifts include shirts and flowers. This service is managed by a third party vendor called The Commencement Group. If you have questions for this vendor, please contact info@thecommencementgroup.com or 1-800-780-5174 .

Valparaiso University merchandise, including diploma frames can be purchased from the University Bookstore in the Harre Union or online.