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Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremonies

Printable Ceremony Guide

Friday, December 18, 2015

  • Procession Begins at 10:30 a.m. - University Commencement Ceremony - Cassell Coliseum
    (Duration of ceremony will be approximately 2 1/2 hours from beginning of procession)
    This is the main commencement ceremony in which all degrees are conferred.  Undergraduate degree candidates are recognized individually. 
    There are no individual college or departmental ceremonies held in the fall.
  • Procession Begins at 2:30 p.m. - Graduate School Commencement Ceremony - Cassell Coliseum 

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Commencement Phone Line

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

Parking and shuttle information

Will be posted at a later date.

Commencement Photographs

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Portrait Sitting: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Portrait Sitting Details

Inclement Weather

Should the university be closed due to inclement weather, commencement ceremonies would also be cancelled. Once the decision has been made, details will be posted on the Virginia Tech homepage, the Virginia Tech News homepage, and Virginia Tech Mobile. In addition, a broadcast e-mail 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 other local media outlets. The announcement will also be posted to the VT News page on Twitter and the Virginia Tech page on Facebook. The university may use VT Alerts depending on conditions.

Use #HokieGrad on social media

#HokieGrad is the official hashtag of Virginia Tech Commencement. To share your graduation day experience, use #HokieGrad on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites.