VCU Commencement 2019

Departmental and School Ceremonies

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Graduates have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement at multiple ceremonies, including the universitywide ceremony and their school’s or department’s ceremony. At school or departmental ceremonies, graduates are recognized individually, with their name announced during the ceremony.

Below is a listing of individual school and departmental graduation ceremonies, including times, locations and ticketing information.

Please note: information is still being collected and confirmed for those school and departmental ceremonies that are not listed at this time.

If your school and/or department is holding a ceremony, you will receive additional information from the school or department office. For specific information about these ceremonies, please contact your department or dean’s office.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Military Science & Leadership
College of Humanities & Sciences
Friday, May 10, 2019
10:00 a.m.
VCU University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Medicine (Graduate Programs)
Friday, May 10, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Sanger Hall, location pending
1101 E. Marshall St., Richmond, Va. 23298
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Social Work
Friday, May 10, 2019
11:00 a.m.
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad St., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required. Please contact sswinfo@vcu.edu for more information.

School of Dentistry
Friday, May 10, 2019
1:00 p.m.
Dominion Energy Center, Carpenter Theatre
600 E. Grace St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Tickets for guests are not required. More information on the ceremony can be found at dentistry.vcu.edu/graduation/.

Interdisciplinary Science Program (Science)
College of Humanities & Sciences
Friday, May 10, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, B15-ABC
403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va. 23219
At this time, tickets for guests are required through Eventbrite. Contact Shelia Blair at srblair@vcu.edu for more information.

School of Pharmacy
Friday, May 10, 2019
2:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Baptist Church
4247 Creighton Road, Richmond, Va. 23223
Tickets for guests are not required.

Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture
College of Humanities & Sciences
Friday, May 10, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Grand Ballroom: B21-ABC
403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education
College of Humanities & Sciences
Friday, May 10, 2019
3:00 p.m.
VCU University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom 
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284                       
Tickets for guests are not required.  

VCU Honors College
Friday, May 10, 2019
3:00 p.m.
VCU W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall
922 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets are required for guests. Each Honors graduate will be allotted two guest tickets. To be added on the wait list for additional tickets, Honors graduates should contact Katey Archer at klarcher@vcu.edu.

School of Medicine (Convocation and Hooding Ceremony)
Friday, May 10, 2019
3:00 p.m.
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad St., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

University College (BIS Graduation Ceremony)
Friday, May 10, 2019
5:00 p.m.
Grace E. Harris Hall, Room 101
1015 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are required. Please contact bis@vcu.edu for more information.

College of Engineering
Friday, May 10, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A
403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

Kinesiology & Health Sciences (formerly Health & Human Performance)
College of Humanities and Sciences
Friday, May 10, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D
403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Tickets for guests are now required, please contact khs@vcu.edu for more information.

Sociology
College of Humanities & Sciences
Friday, May 10, 2019
6:30 p.m.
VCU W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall
922 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are required. Please contact Melanie Barnes at mbbarnes@vcu.edu for more information. 

School of World Studies
College of Humanities and Sciences
Friday, May 10, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, B15-abc
403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Tickets for guests are not required at this time but seating is limited.

School of Nursing
Friday, May 10, 2019
7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad St., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

School of Education
Saturday, May 11, 2019
1:00 p.m.
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad St., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Business Graduate Programs
Saturday, May 11, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Dominion Energy Center, Carpenter Theatre
600 E. Grace St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Tickets are required for guests. Each student will be allowed five guest tickets. Contact gsib@vcu.edu for more information.

Forensic Science
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Ahabah
1121 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 23220
Tickets are required for guests. Please contact Jo Murphy at jsmurphy@vcu.edu for more information.

English
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
1627 Monument Ave., Richmond, Va. 23220
Tickets for guests are not required.

History
College of Humanities and Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 p.m.
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
922 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 p.m.
VCU University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

Mathematics and Science Leadership
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 p.m.
VCU University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

Philosophy
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 p.m.
VCU University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

Physics
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 p.m.
VCU University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

Statistical Sciences and Operations Research
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 p.m.
VCU University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of the Arts
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Altria Theatre
6 N. Laurel St., Richmond, Va. 23220
Each graduate will receive up to six tickets for guests. Please view all frequently asked questions at https://arts.vcu.edu/commencement.

College of Health Professions
Saturday, May 11, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Ballroom ABC
403 N. Third Street, Richmond, Va. 23219
Tickets are required for guests. Please contact Henry Lewis III hwlewis@vcu.edu for more information.

VCU Brandcenter
Saturday, May 11, 2019
3:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
2709 Monument Ave., Richmond, Va. 23220
Tickets for guests are not required.

African American Studies
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
4:00 p.m.
VCU University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies
College of Humanities & Sciences 
Saturday, May 11, 2019
4:00 p.m.
VCU University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

Psychology
College of Humanities & Sciences 
Saturday, May 11, 2019
4:30 p.m.
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

VCU Life Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
4:00 p.m.
VCU W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall
922 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets are required for guests. Please contact Amie Knapp at aknapp2@vcu.edu for more information.

Biology
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D
403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Tickets for guests are now required, please contact bioadvising@vcu.edu for more information.

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Saturday, May 11, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A
403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

Chemistry
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

Political Science
College of Humanities & Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
7:00 p.m.
VCU W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall
922 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets are required for guests. Please contact the Political Science office at polistaff@vcu.edu for more information.

School of Business Undergraduate Programs
Includes Economics in the College of Humanities and Sciences
Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:00 p.m.
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad St., Richmond, Va. 23284
Tickets are required for guests. Tickets must be requested via the School of Business Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony RSVP form, which is emailed to students who have either applied to graduate through eServices or have completed a Request to Walk. More information on the ceremony can be found at business.vcu.edu/current-students/undergraduate/graduation/.