Watch the May 13 spring 2023 commencement ceremony on YouTube.


A Cherished Viterbo Tradition 

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Viterbo's winter 2023 commencement ceremony will be livestreamed and archived on Viterbo's YouTube channel

Over the course of Viterbo University's long history, much has changed about the commencement ceremony. We've gone from graduating classes almost entirely made up of Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration trained to be educators to a vibrantly diverse mix of students from widely different fields of study being honored for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

While some things have changed, Viterbo's commencement ceremony remains steeped in tradition and dedicated to celebrating the achievements of our students. This is the exclamation point on their college journey, one more chance to be together with all those who have been along on that journey — classmates, family, friends, and faculty.

Got questions? Students can find details on the candidate information page, and parents and families can learn more on the parent/guest information page.

December 2023 Commencement Events

  • Nov. 7: Countdown to Commencement, Fine Arts Center FSPA lobby, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 14: Senior Soirée with the President (for undergrads), Fine Arts Center FSPA lobby, 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 16: Baccalaureate Mass, San Damiano Chapel, 9 a.m.
  • Dec. 16: Commencement ceremony, Fine Arts Center, Main Theatre, 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 16: Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Fine Arts Center Main Theatre, 30 minutes after commencement ceremony concludes
  • Future ceremonies:  May 11, 2024; Dec. 14, 2024