VCU Commencement

Departmental and School Ceremonies

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Below is a listing of individual school and departmental graduation ceremonies, including times, locations and ticketing information. If your school and/or department is holding an individual ceremony, you will receive information concerning that ceremony from the school or department office. For specific information about individual ceremonies, please contact your department or dean’s office.

College of Humanities and Sciences

African American Studies

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
3:30pm
VCU University Student Commons
Commons Theater
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required, but seating is limited.

Biology

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
1:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required at this time.

Chemistry

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
6:00pm
VCU Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA 23284
Seating is limited; please contact chemistry@vcu.edu for ticket information.

English

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
1:30pm
VCU Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required, but seating is limited.

Forensic Science

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
3:30 PM
VCU University Student Commons
Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are required for guests and students may pick them up at the Forensic Science main office at 1015 Floyd Ave, room 2015.

Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
3:30pm
VCU University Student Commons
Commons Theater
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required, but seating is limited.

History

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
3:00pm
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
922 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required for guests at this time.

Interdisciplinary Science Program (Science)

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
5:30pm
VCU Student Commons
Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required, but seating is limited.

Kinesiology and Health Sciences (formerly Health and Human Performance)

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
5:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required at this time.

Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
6:00pm
VCU University Student Commons
Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required at this time.

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
1:30pm
VCU University Student Commons
Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are not required for guests, but seating is limited.

Philosophy

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
1:30pm
VCU University Student Commons
Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required, but seating is limited.

Physics

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
1:30pm
VCU University Student Commons
Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are not required for guests, but seating is limited.

Political Science

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
3:30pm
VCU Student Commons
Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are required; graduating students will be sent a link to request tickets in late-November.

Psychology

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
6:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B
403 N. 3rd St., Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required at this time.

Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
2:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required at this time.

School of World Studies

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
1:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Room E10-ABCD
403 N. 3rd St., Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required at this time.

Sociology

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
3:00pm
VCU Student Commons
Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA 23284
Please contact sociology@vcu.edu for ticket information.

Statistical Sciences and Operations Research

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
1:30pm
VCU University Student Commons
Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are not required for guests, but seating is limited.


School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Nurse Anesthesia

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
1:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Room E21-ABC
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are required. Graduating students will receive 7 guest tickets. For more information, please contact Amanda Alley at ahalley@vcu.edu.

School of the Arts

Saturday,Dec. 9, 2017
2:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibition Hall D
403 N. 3rd St., Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are required. Each graduate may pick up a maximum of 8 guest tickets. Tickets will be available in the Dean’s Office (Pollak Building, Room 201) from 8:30 a.m. Nov. 20 through 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The Dean’s Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Additional details or changes about ticket pickup will be communicated from artsceremony@vcu.edu. If you have questions about the ceremony or tickets, please call 804-828-2787.

School of Business*

*Includes economics in the College of Humanities and Sciences
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
2:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
403 N. 3rd St., Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Education

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
1:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Ballrooms AB&C
403 N. 3rd St., Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Engineering

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
6:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Room E-10
403 N. 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
2:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C
403 N. 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Nursing

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
6:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Grand Ballrooms A&B
403 N. 3rd St., Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are required; 6 to 7 tickets per student. Please contact SONgraduation@vcu.edu for questions.

University College (BIS Graduation Ceremony)

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
5:00pm
VCU Academic Learning Commons
Room 1107
1000 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23824
Tickets for guests are not required.

VCU Honors College

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
1:00pm
Honors College
Multipurpose Room 1303
701 W. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23284-3010
Tickets for guests are required; graduates may have no more than 3 guests. Any questions regarding tickets should be directed to Katey Archer at klarcher@vcu.edu.

VCU Life Sciences

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
1:30pm
Eugene P. and Lois E. Trani Center for Life Sciences, Room 151
1000 W. Cary St., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required, but seating is limited. Each graduating student may invite up to 5 guests.