Commencement

COVID-19 update

On March 19, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands informed graduates and the university community of plans to hold a virtual ceremony for spring 2020 commencement.

The university-wide ceremony will be held online at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 15. It will include welcoming comments, speeches, announcements of awards and honors, and, most importantly, the conferring of degrees to the newest Hokie alumni. In addition, all of the university’s colleges and departments are committed to exploring creative online and virtual opportunities to recognize their graduates in May. 

All graduating students and two guests are invited to campus this fall to celebrate commencement with a senior tailgate, an “Enter Sandman” entrance into Lane Stadium, and complimentary attendance at the Sept. 26 home football game.

Graduates of the Class of 2020 are also welcome to participate in commencement in December and May 2021. Details are still being worked out and more information will be shared soon.

Keep watching this page for more details on spring commemencement activities and the fall celebration.