Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health officials, the university’s Commencement exercises will no longer be held as planned on May 8-9.

VCU will host a virtual commencement celebration, launching May 8, to honor the many achievements of our May 2020 graduates. This involves an interactive online platform to individually recognize spring degree and certificate candidates. May graduates also are invited to participate in the December commencement ceremonies to honor all 2020 graduates. May graduates will be contacted with more information.

For the latest information, graduating students and their guests are encouraged to visit the university’s COVID-19 website and VCU Health’s COVID-19 website, both available from the and homepages. For questions, please email