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Grad Finale

Grad Finale Canceled for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020

Graduating students will receive instructions via email for preparing for graduation and commencement.

For the latest information regarding campus operations, please visit the Looking Forward page.

Congratulations, Class of 2019!

Fall 2019 Grad Finale
Harre Union Ballroom
Wednesday, October 30
4 – 6 p.m.

All candidates for December 2019 graduation are invited to attend.

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 may take care of these items before commencement by contacting the departments directly:

  • Prizes for attending – including extra commencement tickets and a diploma frame
  • 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 2019 Class Banner, which will be on display during Commencement and Homecoming!
  • Pick up your cap and gown for the ceremony.
    • Full details regarding regalia, including ordering dates, payment, and colors, are available on the Commencement page.
  • Order your graduation announcements or 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

  • Alumni Relations
  • Graduate School
  • University Guild
  • Residential Life (Housing)
  • Annual Giving
  • Valpo Admission Network
  • Senior Planning Council
Grad Finale has been canceled for Spring 2020. Graduating students will receive instructions via email for preparing for graduation and commencement.
Congratulations, Class of 2020!
Spring 2020 Grad Finale

Harre Union Ballroom
Monday, March 16
3 – 5 p.m.

All candidates for May and August 2020 graduation are invited to attend.

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. Here is a list of opportunities available at Grad Finale:

  • 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 2020 Class Banner, which will be on display during Commencement and Homecoming!
  • Order your graduation announcements or 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

  • Alumni Relations
  • Graduate School
  • University Guild
  • Residential Life (Housing)
  • Annual Giving
  • Valpo Admission Network
  • Senior Planning Council