Buena Vista University's commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019. These ceremonies are a wonderful time to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates.


This site contains information and resources for graduates, families, and faculty members. We excited to help you celebrate this special event!

Baccalaureate and Commencement: May 25, 2019

10:30 a.m.


2:15 p.m.

Traditional Procession through Victory Arch

2:30 p.m.

Commencement Ceremony


Graduates or guests with special needs

Contact Donna Musel at to discuss accommodations.


Ticket Request

Admission tickets are required for your guests at the Commencement ceremony. Each graduate may request up to six tickets, free of charge, for guests.

Ticket requests must be placed by the graduate no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Request Commencement Tickets

Cap and Gown Orders

All graduates are encouraged to order a cap and gown. Orders may be placed now through 11:59 p.m. on April 12, 2019. When ordering, you will be prompted to choose your appropriate degree level and site location. When selecting the site location, choose the site where you received advising services.

Order your cap and gown