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. 10 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.
There is no rehearsal for graduates attending the universitywide ceremony.
Graduates, please be cautious wearing tall heels as you will be navigating stairs and escalators during the processional.
Graduates, if you arrive after 9:30 a.m., you may be unable to sit with your school.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and typically lasts two hours.
Yes. On Commencement day, visit the VCU homepage, vcu.edu, for the link.
Commemorate this momentous occasion, your college graduation, with individual portraits by Balfour/Grad Images. They will be available at the MCV Campus Barnes & Noble @ VCU on Oct. 11 and the Monroe Park Barnes & Noble @ VCU Oct. 12–14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You must purchase or provide your own regalia for the pictures.
On Saturday, Dec. 10, graduation portraits will be available from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. before the universitywide ceremony at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. Graduates who wish to participate in this final portrait opportunity should plan to arrive early. Registration is not required.
Graduates have the opportunity to share their graduation photos with us! If you would like the chance for your grad picture to be featured please fill out this form.
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.
Students who plan to participate in VCU’s universitywide Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center are asked to RSVP.
Visit go.vcu.edu/decgraduates2022 to RSVP and reserve your seat. For questions, please email UNIVevents@vcu.edu.
Faculty who plan to participate in VCU’s universitywide Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center should register and reserve their seat using the following link:
Teaching and research faculty: go.vcu.edu/decfaculty2022
The universitywide Commencement ceremonies are recorded and available on the VCU YouTube Channel.