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. For a listing of these ceremonies, please visit Departmental Ceremonies.
These ceremonies are separate from the universitywide ceremony held on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention 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 normally lasts two hours.
Yes. On Commencement day, visit the VCU homepage, vcu.edu, for the link.
The universitywide Commencement ceremonies are recorded and available on the VCU YouTube Channel.