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Commencement Ceremonies

Virginia Wesleyan University's annual Commencement Ceremonies are held at the end of spring semester. These ceremonies bring the University community together to recognize and celebrate graduating students and to mark the achievement of degrees.

Commencement will be held in the Convocation Hall inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center (Campus Map/Parking). Doors to the Jane P. Batten Student Center and Convocation Hall will open at 9 a.m. for guests. Tickets are required for entrance to Convocation Hall.

2018 Commencement Ceremonies

Baccalaureate Service

Friday, May 18, 2018
5:30 p.m., Pre-service concert by the Wesleyan Chorale
6:00 p.m., Baccalaureate Service
Haygood United Methodist Church
4713 Haygood Rd., Virginia Beach

Baccalaureate speaker
The Reverend Karla M. Kincannon ​'76 More

Commencement Reception
A reception for graduates, family and friends will be held in Boyd Dining Center following the ceremony.

Live Stream Information
Baccalaureate will be live streamed at: https://boxcast.tv/view/2018-baccalaureate-service-559849

No tickets required for the Baccalaureate Service.

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Convocation Hall in the Jane P. Batten Student Center
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach
Campus Map/Parking

Commencement Speaker
First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam More


Commencement Ticket Information
Tickets are required for entrance to Convocation Hall. Each graduating student will receive up to seven tickets for guests. Graduates not needing all seven of their tickets are encouraged to turn in any that will be unused to the Batten Center Hub. This will allow graduates needing additional tickets to check on availability for extra tickets on Saturday morning. Visit the student Commencement Information page for more details.

Live Stream Information
Commencement will be live streamed and will also be simulcast in Boyd Dining Center for guests on campus during the ceremony. Watch Commencement live at: https://boxcast.tv/view/vwus-49th-commencement-ceremony-644036

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

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Saturday, May 19, 2018
1:00 p.m. (following Commencement)
Hofheimer Library, First Floor
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach
Campus Map/Parking