Upcoming Commencement Dates

Fall 2017

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Thursday, December 21, 10:30 a.m.: University Commencement Ceremony in Cassell Coliseum

This is the main commencement ceremony at which all undergraduate degrees are conferred. Processing students will be recognized by name as they cross the stage.

Speaker: Art Keown, an Alumni Distinguished Professor and the R. B. Pamplin Professor of Finance at Virginia Tech

Note: There are no individual college or departmental ceremonies held in the fall.

Thursday, December 21, 2:30 p.m.: Graduate School Commencement Ceremony in Cassell Coliseum
This is the main commencement ceremony where all graduate degrees are conferred.

Speaker: Brenda Winkel, professor and head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech

Spring 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2:30 p.m.: Graduate School Commencement Ceremony in Cassell Coliseum

Friday, May 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m.: University Commencement Ceremony in Lane Stadium/Worsham Field

This is the main commencement ceremony at which undergraduate and graduate degrees are conferred. Processing students will be recognized by college.

The keynote speaker address will be made at this ceremony.  

Friday, May 11, 2018, 12:30 p.m.: College and Departmental Ceremonies begin throughout campus

Graduates are recognized individually at these ceremonies.

The full schedule of ceremonies will be posted in early December.

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8 a.m.: College and Departmental Ceremonies continue throughout campus

Sunday, May 13, 2018, 1 p.m.: National Capital Region Commencement Ceremony, location to be announced

Commencement News

Commencement Phone Line

Additional information is available at (540) 231-3208.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, ceremonies at Lane Stadium and/or Cassell Coliseum may be delayed or canceled. Once a decision has been made, details will be posted on the Virginia Tech homepage (www.vt.edu), the Virginia Tech News homepage (www.vtnews.vt.edu), and university social media channels including the VT News page on Twitter (www.twitter.com/vtnews) and the Virginia Tech page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/virginiatech). In addition, an email will be sent to all students, faculty, and staff; a recorded message will be placed on the University Weather Line (540-231-6668); and information will be shared with area news media outlets. The university may use VT Alerts depending on conditions.

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