Commencement Ceremonies: May 2022

FAQs and Important Information

Batten Honors College Capstone Ceremony

Friday, May 13
3:30 p.m.
Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Campus Map/Parking
Livestream

Baccalaureate Service

Friday, May 13
6:00 p.m.
(Preludial Concert: 5:30 p.m.)
Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Campus Map/Parking
Livestream

Baccalaureate Speaker
Rev. Beth Givens, Pastor of Haygood United Methodist Church 

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 14
10:00 a.m.
TowneBank Arena, Jane P. Batten Student Center*
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Campus Map/Parking
Livestream
*The 2022 Commencement Ceremony has been moved indoors due to the weather forecast for Saturday morning.

Commencement Speaker
S. Bernard Goodwyn, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia 

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 Monday, April 25. Graduates are also able to purchase the "2022 Graduation T-Shirt and Senior Giving Cord" as a contribution to the Senior Class Gift. Read more

Photography and Video
Lifetouch Special Events provides photographs of each graduate who crosses the dais during Commencement. Photos may be purchased at events.lifetouch.com/vwu. Questions can be addressed to specialevents@lifetouch.com or 800.505.9496 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST, or online at contact.lifetouch.com. 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.

Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Saturday, May 14
12:00 p.m.
Hofheimer Library*
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Campus Map/Parking
*The Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony has been moved indoors due to the weather forecast for Saturday morning.


FAQs and Important Information