Celebrating Our Graduates


Buena Vista University's Commencement ceremonies are held annually, at the conclusion of our Spring Semester. Our next Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023. 

Student shakes hand with professor at BVU's Commencement.

Commencement Regalia

Click here to order cap and gowns, diploma covers, graduation rings, and more. 

Faculty and staff may rent their regalia here

Commencement Photography

Ceremony Photos is pleased to provide complimentary photography services to each graduate who crosses the stage during the Commencement ceremony. Following the ceremonies, proofs of photos will be available to view and purchase. All ceremony participants will receive an email and link to view their proofs. 

Any questions can be addressed to service@ceremonyphotos.com.

Student Olivia Wieseler, Class of 2020, holds her diploma at BVU's Commencement.

Looking for a gift for your graduate?

Pre-order Gifts Here

Senior Class Campaign

Since 1992, each BVU senior class has come together to raise funds toward a gift for the university. The senior class campaign is an opportunity for students to begin a lifelong tradition of giving back to BVU, showing support for the University’s continued growth and success.

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