Countdown to Commencement
Viterbo Countdown to Commencement

3–5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21

Fine Arts Center FSPA Lobby


Countdown to Commencement

This traditional graduation prelude event offers a chance for graduating students to find everything they need for commencement.

You also can learn about post-college options for career and graduate degree programs, discover the many benefits afforded them as Viterbo alumni, and get your picture taken for a slideshow of graduating seniors.

At Countdown to Commencement, you can ask all the questions you might have about the May 13 graduation ceremony, such as, "Are tickets needed for guests to attend, and how many can I get?" (Tickets are not required for the May ceremony.)

Countdown to Commencement is practical and useful, but it’s also a well-earned celebration — with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

Countdown to Commencement is organized by stations in the Fine Arts Center's FSPA Lobby. Here’s what you’ll find:

Countdown to Commencement
At Countdown to Commencement, you can get your photo taken in cap and gown for inclusion in the slide show shown during commencement.

Viterbo University Bookstore
  • Pick up your cap and gown! Undergraduates can order their caps and gowns through Feb. 22 from the Josten's website. Graduate students can purchase their regalia through the bookstore website
  • Diploma frames available for purchase (order through the bookstore website for a $25 discount)
  • Check out Viterbo alumni apparel
Alumni Association
Viterbo Graduate Programs
  • Explore ways to advance or change your career path, today or in the future, with Viterbo's graduate admissions team.  Viterbo offers licensures, master’s, and doctoral programs in business, counseling, education, nursing, dietetics, and leadership.
Career Services
  • Order custom graduation announcements or a class ring


Can't make it to the Countdown?

  • Regalia can be picked up at the bookstore after Countdown or you can request it be shipped to you (charges apply).
  • Take the graduate placement survey online.  
  • Email a photo of yourself (in regalia or other attire) to be included in the graduate slideshow by Friday, April 28.


Upcoming Events

  • March 21: Countdown to Commencement, Fine Arts Center FSPA lobby, 3-5:30 p.m.
  • May 11: Senior Soirée with the President (for undergrads), Fine Arts Center FSPA lobby, 5-7:30 p.m.
  • May 12: Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Fine Arts Center Main Theatre, 6 p.m.
  • May 12: Sending and Blessing Ceremony, 8:30 p.m. on Assisi Courtyard, followed by reception in FSPA lobby
  • May 13: Baccalaureate Mass, San Damiano Chapel, 10 a.m.
  • May 13: Commencement Ceremony, La Crosse Center, 1 p.m.