three students in graduation regalia posing for the camera

December 2023 Commencement

VCUarts is pleased to host an in-person ceremony honoring December 2023 graduates from the School of the Arts.

Saturday, December 9
Altria Theater
6 North Laurel Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

12 p.m. — doors open
12:30 p.m. — line-up
1 p.m. — ceremony start time
2 p.m. — ceremony end time

This is a ticketed event. Graduates may bring up to 12 guests to attend the in-person celebration. Tickets can be picked up in the VCUarts Dean’s Office, Pollak Building 2nd floor, on or after November 6th.

The completion of the First Destination Survey is required to pick up tickets.


For more information about the VCUarts commencement, please see the commencement FAQ. If you have additional questions, please contact the Dean’s Office at or 804-VCU-ARTS.


Please visit for information regarding regalia.


A professional photographer will photograph graduates after they have crossed the stage. A proof of this photo and information about purchasing will be sent to the email address provided on the reader form that graduates fill out upon arrival.

Previous commencement speakers:

Resources for recent alumni

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