View a recording of the May 14 commencement ceremony on Viterbo's YouTube channel.

A Cherished Viterbo Tradition

Viterbo commencement

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. Everybody can be there for spring commencement. No tickets are required!

Congratulations, to the spring 2022 candidates for graduation!

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

Commencement Events

  • May 12: Senior Soirée with the President (for undergrads), Mathy Center, 5:30–7 p.m. >>NEW EVENT<<

  • May 13: Traditional Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Fine Arts Center Main Theatre, 4 p.m.

  • May 13: Sending and Blessing Ceremony, Assisi Courtyard, 8–8:45 p.m. >>NEW EVENT<<

  • May 14: Baccalaureate Mass, San Damiano Chapel, 10 a.m.

  • May 14: Commencement Ceremony, La Crosse Center, 1 p.m. (no tickets required)