Baccalaureate & Commencement

  • Date: April 27, 2018 April 26, 2018 - April 27, 2018
79th Commencement Ceremony
April 27, 2018

Commencement is a time of celebration for Valley Forge graduates. WeNick-Grad 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, April 2​0, 2018, 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​7, 201​8, 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 April 26, 2018 if needed due to inclement weather. 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. If Commencement is held in Flower Chapel due to inclement weather, there will also be special needs seating area. Due to limited space, we will only be able to accommodate 2 guests from the 6 allotted in this 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.

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.

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

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 2018. Cap and gown photos will also be available for purchase through the link.