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Venus Williams, chancellor’s final address highlight three days of Commencement activities

May. 1, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Class of 2019 will party with a purpose, hear from a woman who changed tennis forever and bid farewell to the university’s eighth chancellor, Nicholas S. Zeppos, who will deliver his final Commencement address at its greenest graduation ceremony.

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First-ever Commencement ‘Party with a Purpose’ to support Nashville Humane Association

Apr. 19, 2018—The Party celebration during Commencement has morphed into a genuine "all-in" student-hosted event this year, featuring for the first time activities to benefit the Nashville Humane Association.

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Volunteers needed for Commencement 2016

Mar. 14, 2016—Vanderbilt is gearing up for Commencement 2016 and the Office of Commencement and Special Events encourages all university and Medical Center staff and students to register to volunteer.

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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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Making the Moment Last

May. 1, 2012—Video of Senior Day with Tom Brokaw and of Commencement will be streamed live on the Vanderbilt homepage. Three days of activities enrich the Commencement experience For many graduating seniors, Commencement passes in a blur of gowns and camera flashes and choreography. Add emotional parents, excitement – and not a little trepidation – about the...

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Volunteer to be part of one of the biggest events on campus: Commencement

Apr. 5, 2011—    For many of our students, Commencement is one of the most important days of their lives. Be part of the excitement and festivities by volunteering. Volunteers are an important and indispensable part of what makes Commencement a successful and memorable event each year. We encourage those that have participated in the past to...

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