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Commencement Ceremonies

Virginia Wesleyan College's annual Commencement ceremonies are held at the end of spring semester. These ceremonies bring together the College community to mark the achievement of degrees and for graduating students to be recognized and celebrated.

To participate in Commencement, students must submit an application for graduation via the Registrar (available on WebAdvisor). December graduates from the previous semester are eligible to participate in May Commencement.

Location/Seating: Commencement is held the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College (Campus Map/Parking). Tickets may be required based on the size of the graduating class and expected guests.

FOR GRADUATING SENIORS: Visit the Commencement Information page for detailed instructions on academic deadlines, dress requirements, rehearsals, tickets and more.

2017 Commencement Ceremonies

Virginia Wesleyan College 48th Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 20, 2017
11 a.m.
Commencement will be held in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College (Campus Map/Parking). Doors to the Convocation Center will open at 10 a.m.

Commencement Speaker
David R. Goode, a nationally recognized philanthropist and retired chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation

Baccalaureate

Friday, May 19, 2017
6 p.m.

A Baccalaureate service will take place at Haygood United Methodist Church (4713 Haygood Rd., Virginia Beach) with guest speaker Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, a 1980 VWC graduate and senior fellow of the Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University. A prelude concert will be held by the SOAR Worship Team and Gospel Choir at 5:30 p.m. and a reception will follow the service.

Commencement Ticket Information
Due to safety specifications, tickets are required for all adult guests planning to attend Virginia Wesleyan's Commencement Ceremony. Up to seven Commencement tickets are available to each graduating senior. More

Live Stream Information
Commencement will be live streamed and will also be simulcast in Boyd Dining Center for guests on campus during the ceremony. Go to www.vwu.edu/commencement_webcast.