Commencement - 2017

  • Date: April 28, 2017 April 28, 2017 - April 28, 2017
78th Commencement Ceremony
April 28, 2017

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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.

IMPORTANT EVENTS

Graduates Chapel - Closing Convocation – Friday, April 2​1, 2017, 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.

The lunch will cost $10.00 at the door for family and friends. Credit cards are accepted.

CommencementFriday, April 2​8, 201​7, 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.



TICKETS
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 April 27, 2017 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 14, 2017. Additional tickets are good only for overflow areas. NO tickets are needed if the service is outdoors.

SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING
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.

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
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.

HOT WEATHER
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.

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

INTERNET WEB COVERAGE
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.

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

PHOTOGRAPHY
A photographer from UVF will take an individual photo of each graduate receiving their diploma on-stage. Graduates do not have to make prior arrangements for their diploma photo and there is no obligation to purchase prints. After the photos are processed and ready for purchasing, a link will be available on this page on or around the third week of July 2017. Cap and gown photos will also be available for purchase through the link.