Commencement Ceremony: May 2023

FAQs and Important Information

Baccalaureate Service

Friday, May 12
‚Äč5:30 p.m. Pre-Service Concert by the Virginia Wesleyan Choirs
6:00 p.m. Program
Brock Theatre, Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center 
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Campus Map/Parking
‚ÄčLivestream

Baccalaureate Speaker
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Livestream Information
The Baccalaureate Service will be livestreamed on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network.

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 13
10:00 a.m.
TowneBank Arena, Jane P. Batten Student Center
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Campus Map/Parking
‚ÄčLivestream

Commencement Speaker
Hilary Harp Falk, President & CEO of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation  

Livestream Information
The Commencement Ceremony will be livestreamed on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network.

Commencement Announcements
Graduate announcements may be purchased through the University Store website. The University Store in Batten Plaza will be open on Commencement Day. VWU diploma frames, apparel, and other University memorabilia will be available for purchase.

Graduation Cap and Gown and Commencement Fee
Students participating in the Commencement Ceremony must submit their Graduation Cap and Gown and Commencement Fee (which includes the cost of ceremony regalia) by March 23, 2023. Graduates are also able to contribute to the Senior Class Gift to receive a VWU Alumni Cord, a senior class t-shirt, an alumni car window sticker, and admission to the "DeFord Manor VIP Experience" on Thursday, May 11.  

Photography and Video
GradImages provides photographs of each graduate who crosses the dais during Commencement. Photos may be purchased at gradimages.com (graduates will receive a coupon for 20% off photo orders when they pre-register before Commencement Day). Questions can be addressed to 800.261.2576, online at www.gradimages.com, or email ecc.giservice@gradimages.net. There is no obligation to purchase photos. Candid photography will also be available for download on the University Flickr page. An archived video of the ceremony will be available through the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network.


FAQs and Important Information