Registration open for 2023 Graduate Recognition Ceremonies

Vanderbilt’s graduating seniors are encouraged to participate in this year’s Graduate Recognition Ceremonies for specific identity groups as part of the university’s 2023 Commencement celebrations. 

The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity and identity centers and initiatives within the Vice Chancellor’s Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are organizing virtual and in-person events throughout the week of May 8.    

These ceremonies are an opportunity to recognize and congratulate the graduates and their families and communities for their continued support of and dedication to the scholars’ academic journeys and achievements. 

Below is a list of the 2023 Graduate Recognition Ceremonies and links to their RSVP forms. Graduating seniors who are part of the listed identity groups are invited to attend the virtual and in-person ceremonies. 

2023 identity-based graduation ceremonies and receptions are below:

  • Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Graduates Recognition Reception, combined ceremony for students associated with InclusAbility, MilitaryVU, Network First-Gen and PersistVU  
  • May 1, 6–8 p.m., Student Life Center, Board of Trustees Room 
  • RSVP here by April 16