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2016 Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Access to Ceremony Venues

Due to multiple ceremonies being held in the same venue, it is recommended that guests not arrive more than one hour in advance of a scheduled ceremony to avoid traffic and parking delays or long wait times for building entry.  Every effort will be made to have doors open approximately one hour prior to all college or departmental ceremonies.  Overcrowding is not a concern in the larger venues of Lane Stadium, Cassell Coliseum, and Burruss Hall Auditorium.

Tickets Are Not Required for Commencement Ceremonies

Although tickets are not required for Commencement ceremonies, and there is no limit to the number of guests you may bring, there will be limited seating in the smaller venues based on the number of students participating.   We ask that you consider limiting your guests for the college and departmental ceremonies to immediate family.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony Cassell Coliseum Procession begins at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, May 13, 2016

University Commencement Ceremony Lane Stadium/Worsham Field Procession begins at 8:30 a.m.
College & Departmental Commencement Ceremonies
      Agriculture and Life Sciences Cassell Coliseum 12:30 p.m.
      Apparel, Housing and Resource Management Squires Student Center, Commonwealth Ballroom 3:00 p.m.
     Communication Burruss Hall, Auditorium 12:30 p.m.
     Nanoscience Fralin Hall, Auditorium 2:00 p.m.
     Neuroscience Fralin Hall, Auditorium 4:00 p.m.
     Pamplin College of Business Cassell Coliseum 3:30 p.m.
     Political Science and International Studies Burruss Hall, Auditorium 3:30 p.m.
     Religion and Culture Ambler Johnston Hall, Great Room, 2nd Floor 2:30 p.m.
     Sociology Moss Arts Center, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre 2:30 p.m.
Theatre and Cinema Squires Student Center, Studio Theatre 3:00 p.m.
VA-MD  College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement Ceremony Moss Arts Center, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre 6:00 p.m.
Corps of Cadets Commencement & ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Burruss Hall, Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

College & Departmental Commencement Ceremonies
     Architecture and Urban Studies Burruss Hall, Auditorium 8:30 a.m.
         Biological Systems
         Computer Science
         Industrial & Systems
         Mining & Minerals
Cassell Coliseum 8:00 a.m.
        Construction Engineering & Management
        Engineering Science & Mechanics
        Materials Science
Cassell Coliseum 11:00 a.m.
Liberal Arts and Human Sciences    
     English  Squires Student Center, Commonwealth Ballroom 8:30 a.m.
     Foreign Languages and Literatures Squires Student Center, Colonial Hall 10:00 a.m.
     History  Squires Student Center, Commonwealth Ballroom 11:30 a.m.
     Human Development Cassell Coliseum 2:00 p.m.
     Music Squires Student Center, Recital Salon 9:30 a.m.
     Philosophy Torgersen Hall, Room 2150 11:00 a.m.
     Science & Technology in Society  Hahn Horticulture Garden, Washington Street 12:30 p.m.
Natural Resources and Environment Moss Arts Center, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre 8:30 a.m.
     Biological Sciences Burruss Hall, Auditorium 11:30 a.m.
     Chemistry Lyric Theatre, College Avenue 9:00 a.m.
     Economics McBryde Hall, Room 100 12:00 noon
     Geosciences Hancock Hall, Room 100 10:00 a.m.
     Mathematics McBryde Hall, Room 100 9:00 a.m.
     Physics Davidson Hall, Room 281, Auditorium 1:30 p.m.
     Psychology Burruss Hall, Auditorium 2:30 p.m.
     Statistics Hillcrest Hall 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

National Capital Region Commencement Ceremony Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 1:00 p.m.