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.

2019 Commencement Ceremonies

Baccalaureate Service

Friday, May 17
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
Jonathan C. Zur, President and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

Live Stream Information
Baccalaureate will be live streamed at

No tickets required for the Baccalaureate Service.

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 18
11:00 a.m.
University Commons, Greer Environmental Sciences Center
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Campus Map/Parking

Commencement Speaker
Virginia Congresswoman Elaine Luria More

Commencement Ticket Information
No tickets are required to attend Virginia Wesleyan’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony provided that the ceremony takes place outdoors as scheduled. In the event of a severe weather forecast, the ceremony will be moved to the Convocation Hall of the Jane P. Batten Student Center, and tickets will be required. Each graduating student will receive up to seven tickets for guests. Graduates are encouraged to turn in any that will be unused to the Batten Center Hub. This will allow those needing additional tickets to check on availability on Saturday morning. Visit the student Commencement Information page for more details.

Live Stream Information
Commencement will be live streamed at and will also be simulcast in Boyd Dining Center for guests on campus during the ceremony.

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

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Saturday, May 18
1:30 p.m. (following Commencement)
Greer Environmental Sciences Center roof
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Campus Map/Parking