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, May 13, 2017
3:00pm
VCU University Student Commons
Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required. Limited seating available, please limit guests.

Biology

Saturday, May 13, 2017
6:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets are not required for guests, but seating is limited.

Chemistry

Friday, May 12, 2017
6:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

English

Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:00pm
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
1627 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
Tickets for guests are not required at this time, but the number of guest per graduate is limited. Call the English Department, 804-828-1331, for more information

Forensic Science

Saturday, May 13, 2017
4:30 PM
VCU University Student Commons
Commonwealth Ballrooms
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are required for guests; please contact the Forensic Science office at (804) 828-8420.

Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

Saturday, May 13, 2017
3:00pm
VCU University Student Commons
Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required. Limited seating available, please limit your guests.

History

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:30pm
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
922 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required for guests, but seating is limited.

Interdisciplinary Science Program

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

Kinesiology and Health Sciences (formerly Health and Human Performance)

Friday, May 12, 2017
1:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education

Friday, May 12, 2017
6:00pm
VCU University Student Commons
Commonwealth Ballrooms
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:30pm
VCU University Student Commons
Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are not required for guests, but seating is limited.

Philosophy

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:30pm
VCU University Student Commons
Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are not required for guests, but seating is limited.

Physics

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:30pm
VCU University Student Commons
Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are not required for guests, but seating is limited.

Political Science

Saturday, May 13, 2017
5:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets are required for guests; please contact the Political Science office at (804) 828-2076 or polistaff@vcu.edu.

Psychology

Saturday, May 13, 2017
4:30pm
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture

Friday, May 12, 2017
2:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall D
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

Sociology

Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00pm
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
922 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are not required for guests, but seating is limited.

Statistical Sciences and Operations Research

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:30pm
VCU University Student Commons
Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Ave, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are not required for guests, but seating is limited.

School of World Studies

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Grand Ballroom
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.


School of the Arts

Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:00pm
Altria Theater
6 North Laurel Street, Richmond, VA
Each graduating student may pick up a maximum of six tickets from the VCUarts Dean’s Office.
Details about picking up tickets, as well as a thorough FAQ can be found at arts.vcu.edu/commencement.

School of Allied Health Professions

Saturday, May 13, 2017
3:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Hall D
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets are required for guests; please contact Monica L. White (804) 828-3273 for more information.

School of Business (Undergraduate Studies)*

*This ceremony is for graduating bachelor students, including students receiving a bachelor of science in economics from the College of Humanities and Sciences.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:00pm
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets are required for guests; please contact 804-828-3710 for more information.

School of Business (Graduate Studies)*

*The ceremony is for graduating master, doctoral and graduate certificate students in the School of Business only.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre
600 E, Grace Street, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23219

Tickets are required. Students have been notified that they are guaranteed 5 tickets and how to receive them. Please contact the Graduate Studies in Business office at 804-828-4622 for more information.

School of Dentistry

Friday, May 12, 2017
1:00pm
Dominion Arts Center
Carpenter Theatre
600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Education

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:00pm
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Engineering

Friday, May 12, 2017
6:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
403 N 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Medicine (Graduate Programs)

Friday, May 12, 2017
11:00am
Sanger Hall
Room 2-020
1101 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Medicine (Convocation and Hooding Ceremony)

Friday, May 12, 2017
3:00pm
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Nursing

Friday, May 12, 2017
7:00pm
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Pharmacy

Friday, May 12, 2017
2:00pm
St. Paul’s Baptist Church
4247 Creighton Road
Richmond, VA 23223
Tickets for guests are not required.

School of Social Work

Friday, May 12, 2017
11:00am
E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23284
Tickets for guests are not required.

University College (BIS Graduation Ceremony)

Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00pm
Academic Learning Commons
Room 1107
1000 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23824
Tickets for guests are not required.

VCU Brandcenter

Saturday, May 13, 2017
3:00pm
First Baptist Church
2709 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
Tickets for guests are not required.

VCU Honors College

Friday, May 12, 2017
3:00pm
Byrd Theatre
2908 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
The Honors College allows each graduate to bring five guests. Graduates will pick up tickets for their guests from the Honors College. Please contact the Honors College, 804-828-1803 with any questions.

VCU Life Sciences

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:30pm
Academic Learning Commons, Room 1107
1000 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
Tickets for guests are not required; however, please limit the number of guests to 5 people.