Masks are required to be worn indoors throughout the university. There are no longer physical distancing requirements or density restrictions in campus spaces, including classes, events, meetings, research laboratories and gatherings. VCU commencement guests and graduates are required to follow this policy at on and off campus locations. Enhanced cleaning procedures have been put in place.
For more information about VCU masking policies and procedures, please visit https://together.vcu.
For details about cleaning and disinfecting procedures, visit https://fmd.vcu.edu/covid-19-resources/cleaning-disinfecting/.
Faculty who plan to participate in VCU’s universitywide Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center should register and reserve their seat using the following link:
Teaching and research faculty: go.vcu.edu/decfaculty2021
Tickets are not required for those attending the universitywide ceremony at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. Seating for guests is available on a first come, first served basis. There is no reserved seating.
Tickets for school or departmental ceremonies may be required. Graduates will receive information about these ceremonies from their school or department office.
VCU is excited to welcome back our most recent alumni and their families during VCU Homecoming at an on-campus celebration Saturday, Nov. 13. More information about this opportunity will be available on the VCU Homecoming website. Please make sure you update your contact information to receive information from the alumni office.
On Saturday, Dec. 11, we will honor the achievements of our graduates in person at the VCU Siegel Center as part of the university’s existing December Commencement exercises with a formal Commencement celebration at 10 a.m. Graduates will be contacted by the University Events and Special Programs Office to register for Commencement. Graduation portraits will be offered to all graduates at the Siegel Center on Friday, Dec. 10 and before Commencement on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 11.
The universitywide Commencement ceremonies are recorded and available on the VCU YouTube Channel.
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. Graduates will receive information about these ceremonies from their school or department office.
These ceremonies are separate from the universitywide ceremony held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. At the universitywide ceremony, graduates are recognized collectively by school, with the exception of Ph.D. and Ed.D. candidates, who will be recognized individually.
Parking is available to the public for free at two VCU parking decks: the West Broad Street Parking Deck, located at 1111 W. Broad St., and the Bowe Street Parking Deck, located at 609 Bowe St. For maps and directions, visit maps.vcu.edu/monroepark/broadstdeck and maps.vcu.edu/monroepark/bowestdeck.
The Siegel Center doors will be opened for guests at 9 a.m. Tickets are not required, and there is no reserved seating. In accordance with fire marshal regulations, no one will be allowed admission once the Siegel Center has reached capacity. If guests exit the Siegel Center during the ceremony, they will not be readmitted as long as the seating capacity has been reached.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and normally lasts two hours.