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Celebrating the Class of 2017

May. 12, 2017—Damp weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Class of 2017 members on Friday, May 12, when Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presided over Commencement exercises and nearly 4,000 undergraduates, graduate and professional students received diplomas.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chancellor, filmmaker Ken Burns to address graduating seniors at Senior Day and Commencement May 11, 12

May. 8, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver Vanderbilt University’s Commencement address May 12, the day after filmmaker Ken Burns accepts a prestigious Vanderbilt award and offers his advice.

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Commencement #VU2017 by the numbers

May. 3, 2017—Nearly 4,000 graduates from 76 countries are being awarded 36 different degrees during Vanderbilt's 2017 Commencement on Friday, May 12.

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Commencement regalia recycled for the first time; gowns made of plastic bottles

May. 24, 2016—For the first time, graduating Vanderbilt seniors could recycle their regalia following this year's Commencement.

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Thanks to Vanderbilt, some hungry animals have a lucky Friday the 13th

May. 20, 2016—Animals at the Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle recently enjoyed taking part in a bit of Vanderbilt tradition when the university donated strawberries left over from Commencement to the two organizations.

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Founder’s Medalists honored at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos awarded the top scholars from each of the university’s undergraduate and professional schools Friday, May 13.

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Commencement 2016

May. 12, 2016—Elizabeth Ennis, Graduate School, Gregory LaChaud, School of Medicine, and Amy Bonau, School of Nursing, are among those taking part in Commencement exercises on Friday, May 13.

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Your help needed to accommodate guests for Commencement parking

May. 5, 2016—University Central faculty and staff members are asked to do their part in helping create as many parking spaces as possible for Commencement guests next Friday, May 13.

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Re-launched Commencement website announces new features for 2016

Nov. 23, 2015—Preparations are underway for Commencement 2016, scheduled for May 11-13, and many details of the three-day event are available on the newly re-launched Commencement website.

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Commencement strawberries donated to Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle

May. 13, 2015—Animals at the Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle recently enjoyed a sweet treat, thanks to Vanderbilt’s Office of the Chancellor and Commencement Office.

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VUCast Extra: #myVanderbilt Commencement 2015

May. 8, 2015—See highlights from Commencement, and learn how the Class of 2015 celebrated its special day.

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Chancellor, author Walter Isaacson to address Vanderbilt seniors

May. 1, 2015—Senior Day and Commencement are May 7-8 at Vanderbilt University, with a full slate of activities set to mark the graduation of the Class of 2015.

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