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Commencement 2018

Commencement Ceremony to be Held Inside

Due to continual rain and ground conditions, for the safety of our graduates and their guests, the commencement ceremony is moved to the BB&T Arena, in the Volpe Athletic Center.

Each graduate is allotted two tickets for their guests. Guests will not be admitted to the Volpe Center without a ticket. Doors will open at 8 a.m. For additional guests, the ceremony will be live streamed in the Coblentz Dining Hall, Whitaker Campus Center and Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall. [Please note: due to flooding, the elevator to Hodson Auditorium is inaccessible. For those with mobility issues, please use Coblentz or Whitaker for your viewing locations.]

The ceremony can also be viewed from your own device here.

There will be no processional. Graduates should proceed directly to their assigned row and seat (sent via email), and be in place by 9:30 a.m. Ushers will be on hand to help graduates find their seats.

Faculty will be seated in assigned rows and should also be in place by 9:30 a.m.

Following the graduation ceremony, the president and faculty members will be available for pictures in the following locations, by department:

BB&T Arena (gymnasium)

  • Biology
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing

Hospitality Suite, Volpe Athletic Center

  • President Chapdelaine
  • Counseling and Psychology
  • Blaze

Coblentz Dining Hall (Meyran side)

  • The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business
  • English and Communication Arts

Coblentz Dining Hall (Memorial side)

  • Art and Archaeology
  • Education
  • Sociology and Social Work

Dreiling Seminar Room, Coblentz

  • History
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

Coblentz Game Room

  • Global Languages and Cultures
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Political Science