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Please click here to view the VCU Spring Commencement 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Virtual Pre-Party - 9 a.m. EDT
Commencement ceremony - 10 a.m. EDT

Virginia Commonwealth University will host a universitywide virtual commencement this spring while also holding an assortment of in-person graduation ceremonies at the department, school and college levels. To read the full news release please visit

The universitywide celebrations will begin at 9 a.m. EDT on Sat., May 15. Join the Class of 2021 Virtual Pre-Party, beginning at 9 a.m., followed by the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Celebrations will be hosted on the commencement website.

VCU will continue to monitor the restrictions on large-scale gatherings. At this time VCU is exploring all the safest possible options. We will provide additional updates to you and your families later this month, as we consult the guidance from VCU’s Public Health Response Team, the Governor of Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Health.

Our priorities are the health, safety and wellness — both physical and emotional — of every member of the VCU community. VCU continues to monitor, assess and address situations as they arise. For additional information regarding VCU's return to campus plan, please visit  

All 2020 and May 2021 graduates originally invited to participate in a ceremony will be invited to participate in person at a future university commencement ceremony. All 2020 and May 2021 graduates will be contacted with more information.