This year’s University Commencement is a crowning event for faculty, staff, students, and families, as we celebrate both the past achievements and the promising futures of our graduates. For many students and families it represents the realization of a lifelong dream.
Regalia can be rented from the University Bookstore and should be done as far in advance as possible. Regalia Questions? Please contact the Campus Bookstore at 540-665-4523.
Faculty participating in Commencement should report to the Shentel stadium in their regalia by 9:15 a.m. for the commencement ceremony. There will be staff there to help you robe and to line you up.
You are asked to not bring personal belongings, however, the room will be locked once the processional begins and will remain locked until after the recessional.
In the event of rain, ponchos will be distributed until you can process inside the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center
Faculty & Staff should park in the ECC and Romine parking lots.
Additional information will be sent to faculty via SU email. Complete the RSVP form no later than April 28.
With over 5,000 people in attendance and many memories in the making, Commencement is challenging to organize. There are many needs, ranging from setting up the ceremony site to lining up students and faculty to assisting guests. Times may vary slightly by job assignment, but everything should take place between 7 am and 2 pm.
If you would like to help, please complete the form by April 15 so that we can send out staffing assignments and further details.