Vaughn’s commencement guide was developed to assist you with the commencement process. Important information has been included, which should answer most of your commencement questions. If you have any additional questions please email,

In order to place your cap and gown order, you must complete a short survey. After completing the survey, you will be directed to the Herff Jones link to order your cap and gown. Please make sure you complete the cap and gown order form to ensure the correct size and fit of your cap and gown. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon order completion.


Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Arrival time for guests only; gates open
at 9:30 a.m.
Convocation Ceremony
(Awards distributed to graduates)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 19, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.