Join us in celebrating the VCP Class of 2022.

Throughout the month of May, many events will honor our graduating seniors and their accomplishments,
culminating with their Commencement Ceremony on May 26.

This page provides a comprehensive guide for the month-long celebration!

The formal Prom dance is scheduled for May 7 at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Eligible seniors and juniors are able to purchase tickets and younger high school students who are eligible may be allowed by invitation only.

Tickets are available at $20 for a single and $35 for couples.

The Prom theme is Sneaker Ball! Students are encouraged to match their favorite pair of sneakers with their chosen formal attire for the evening. Crocs are not allowed.


Indianapolis Artsgarden
110 W Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

One of the most exciting days on the VCP annual calendar, Senior Signing Day is the event when the Class of 2022 announces its college or career plans!

The event will be held on May 19th at 12:00 p.m. on the Victory College Prep campus inside the Main (Big) Gymnasium.

There is no dress code for friends and family in attendance, but all participating seniors should dress professionally.

Families are encouraged to arrive on time due to limited school parking. There is ample street parking around the VCP campus to accommodate all guests. Please be respectful to our neighbors and their lawns when using street parking.


Victory College Prep Campus
1780 Sloan Ave. 
Indianapolis, IN 46203

A week before their Commencement Ceremony, VCP seniors come together for a class breakfast. They then travel to the graduation event site at the University of Indianapolis for a ceremony rehearsal. 

These events are open to graduating seniors only and attendance is required. Families are asked to help ensure students are at school for this important rehearsal event. 

Transportation to the Commencement Ceremony venue is provided by VCP, and seniors will dismiss from school on the regular school day schedule. 

The Victory College Prep community will celebrate the Commencement Ceremony of the Class of 2022 on Thursday, May 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall of the Christel De Haan Fine Arts Center on the campus of the University of Indianapolis.

TICKET INFORMATION + STUDENT REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE
Tickets are required to attend the Commencement Ceremony and are available  to families in set quantities. Limited additional tickets are also available for cash-only purchase.

  • 6 free tickets are issued to each graduate for family and friends;
  • Graduates may purchase 2 additional tickets for $10 each, cash-only;
  • For-sale tickets may be purchased between May 13 and May 25;
  • Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door the day of the event.

To participate in the Commencement Ceremony, seniors must: 

  • attend school and graduation rehearsal on Wednesday, May 25th
  • meet Indiana State Requirements for a Core 40+ high school diploma 
  • participate in Senior Signing Day on May 19

DAY OF EVENT SCHEDULE + PLANNING INFORMATION

2:00 p.m. Graduates arrive at venue
3:45 p.m. Venue doors open, ticketed guest entry begins
4:30 p.m. Commencement Ceremony begins promptly

Parking for the event is onsite at the University of Indianapolis campus. Event attendees are encouraged to use the parking lot located at the corner of Shelby Street and Hannah Avenue (large yellow oval). After parking, the Christel De Haan Fine Arts Center (C) is best accessed on foot via a circle drive in front of the venue. 

MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are masks required?
At this time, there is no requirement for masks at the event.

How many guests are allowed per student?
A graduate is allowed a maximum of 8 guests, 6 via free tickets and an additional 2 via purchased tickets. Purchase details are above. 

Are tickets required to attend?
Yes. And tickets are only available in advance and not at the venue.

Is there assigned seating in the venue?
No. Seats are first come, first served. Families and guests may choose their seats on the venue main floor or two balconies. Seniors will be seated on stage and in view of all audience seats.

What if we have more people that want to come than we have tickets for?
VCP will share information on how to access an event livestream when that information is available.

Can we bring balloons and flowers? 
Flowers can be brought into the venue, but balloons must stay in your car through the ceremony. Noise makers and other similar devices are also prohibited.

What is the dress code?
Graduates should be dressed professionally under their cap, gown, and any cords/medals they have been awarded. Students are prohibited from wearing sweatpants, jeans, leggings, or Crocs shoes.

Can seniors decorate their graduate caps? 
Yes. However, all cap decorates must be approved by high school leadership no later than May 25. All unapproved decorations will be removed from caps prior to the Commence Ceremony.

Is the diploma students receive an official document?
The diploma received at the graduation ceremony is symbolic of students’ completing are necessary requirements for graduation. Formal, official transcripts utilized for college admissions and similar situations are available to students beginning in June. 

COMMENCEMENT
+ SENIOR EVENTS
VCP CONTACTS

317-531-1543

MAEGAN GABOURY, Director of College Transitions
maegan.gaboury@vcpindy.org

GABRIELLE NAVE, Grade 12 Student Advisor
gabrielle.nave@vcpindy.org

ABOUT OUR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Brian Dinkins is a professional development trainer, keynote, and motivational speaker for the Center for Empowering Education, where he serves as CEO. He also serves as an assistant professor at Butler University, where he is the director of the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals (EPPSP).

An Indianapolis native, Brian earned his B.A. from Purdue University, where he played football for the Boilermakers in the Big Ten Conference. He completed master’s and doctorate degrees in educational leadership at Ball State University.

He has committed his professional life to serving children and families in need.

ABOUT OUR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY VENUE

VCP Class of 2022
Commencement Ceremony


UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
Christel De Haan Fine Arts Center
1400 E. Hanna Ave. 

 

 

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