Upcoming Commencement Dates

Spring 2017

  • 2017 Ceremony Schedule
  • 2017 Spring Commencement Guide
  • Thursday, May 11: Graduate Commencement Ceremony - 2:30 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum
  • Friday, May 12: University Commencement Ceremony- 8:30 a.m. in Lane Stadium
    • Both the Graduate and University Commencement cerermonies will be streamed live and accessible from
  • Friday, May 12: College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies  - refer to Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony Schedule
  • Saturday, May 13: College and Departmental Commencement Ceremonies - refer to Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony Schedule
  • Sunday, May 14: National Capital Region Commencement Ceremony- 1:00 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


Fall 2017

            Thursday, December 21: University Commencement Ceremony - 10:30 a.m. in 
            Cassell Coliseum

            Thursday, December 21: Graduate Commencement Ceremony - 2:30 p.m. in Cassell 


Commencement News


Commencement Phone Line

Additional information is available at (540) 231-3208.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the University Ceremony at Lane Stadium may be delayed or canceled. Once a decision has been made, details will be posted on the Virginia Tech homepage (, the Virginia Tech News homepage (, and university social media channels including the VT News page on Twitter ( and the Virginia Tech page on Facebook ( In addition, an email will be sent to all students, faculty, and staff; a recorded message will be placed on the University Weather Line (540-231-6668); and information will be shared with area news media outlets. The university may use VT Alerts depending on conditions.

Forecast for Blacksburg