76th Commencement - 2015

  • Date: May 08, 2015 May 08, 2015 - May 08, 2015
76th Commencement Ceremony

Note: Stage photos with individual students receiving their diplomas will be available for purchase on July 15, 2015.

Commencement Ceremony
Commencement is a time of celebration for Valley Forge graduates. We want to be the first to congratulate you on your soon-to-be-earned University of Valley Forge degree and accomplishing this important milestone in your life and education. Commencement is also the culmination of your academic life at the University of Valley Forge. Enjoy every moment.

Many hours of writing, reading, late night studying, prayer and reflection have culminated in this moment. You have overcome many challenges and doubts, and by God's grace, you have persevered. What a joy it has been for University of Valley Forge to be a part of your life. Your fervent heart for God and your eagerness to learn have been a constant inspiration. May God keep on changing you in His likeness and may He keep on using you for His glory.


Graduates Chapel - Closing Convocation – Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
Our desire is to honor you before your fellow classmates. Graduates will wear their academic regalia and will be seated in the front of the Chapel. Please make arrangements to attend.

     Commencement Speaker

Commencement RehearsalThursday, May 7, 2015, 3:00 pm - Flower Chapel
Attendance is required. Tickets for Commencement will be distributed at rehearsal.

Graduates Family & Friend BrunchFriday, May 8, 2015, 8:00-9:30 am - The Anvil. Free

Baccalaureate ServiceFriday, May 8, 2015, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
The Baccalaureate Service is a formal academic event with proper regalia, decorum and spiritual tone.

Commencement Buffet LunchFriday, May 8, 2015, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm - Dining Commons
One complimentary lunch ticket will be included for the graduate. Guest tickets may be purchased for $9.00 each. Please complete and submit the form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 24, 2015. The lunch will cost $10.00 at the door. Credit cards are accepted.

CommencementFriday, May 8, 2015, 3:00 pm - The Green Lane Commons (Flower Chapel – Inclement weather)
Commencement is the culmination of your academic life at the University of Valley Forge.

Six (6) Chapel and four (4) overflow (Cardone Hall, Classrooms) tickets for the Commencement service will be distributed to each graduate during Commencement Rehearsal on May 7, 2015 if needed due to inclement weather. If you need additional tickets, complete and submit the Additional Ticket Request Form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 24, 2015. NO tickets are needed if the service is outdoors.

Special seating is available for guests who have medical conditions. This seating is not closer to the commencement platform than general seating. Due to limited space, we will only be able to accommodate two guests per party with tickets if in the Flower Chapel due to inclement weather in the special needs seating area. Others in the party will sit in the general audience. Guests may also watch the ceremony broadcast live in the air-conditioned classroom.

A drop-off area is available for those with conditions that prevent them from walking distances.

In the event of inclement weather, the location of the Commencement ceremony will change from The Green Lane Commons to the Flower Chapel. Since seating is limited, guest admission to the Flower Chapel is by ticket only.

It is possible that the weather will be unseasonably warm. Students and guests are advised to dress appropriately if this is the case. Bottled water and snacks will be available to purchase from the Alumni table.

Rain or shine, the Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live through closed-circuit coverage in air-conditioned classrooms in Cardone Hall.

The University of Valley Forge will webcast the entire Baccalaureate service and Commencement ceremony live on the Internet. Family and friends who cannot attend in person should log-on early to ensure a good connection.

For directions to the University of Valley Forge, please click here.

Designated parking instructions will be given on-site when you arrive.

For accommodations, please click here.

The University of Valley Forge will take an individual color photograph of each graduate receiving a diploma on-stage and a posed photograph with their diploma off-stage. You will be able to purchase these photos of your favorite moments soon. A link will appear here after the event with purchasing instructions. Graduates do not have to make prior arrangements for this service. There is no obligation to purchase the print. A link to purchase the photos will appear on this page July 15, 2015, once the photos are processed and ready for purchasing.