December 2021 Commencement
VCUarts is pleased to host an in-person and livestreamed ceremony honoring August and December 2021 graduates from the School of the Arts. 2020 graduates are welcome to attend the in person ceremony.
Saturday, December 11
6 North Laurel Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
1:30 p.m. — Graduates and Faculty line up
2 p.m. — Ceremony start time
3:30 p.m. — Ceremony end time (projected)
This is a ticketed event. Graduates may bring up to 12 guests to attend in person. Register to attend at the link below. Tickets may be picked up in the VCUarts Dean’s Office, Pollak Building 2nd floor, after November 15.
Families, friends and graduates who are unable to attend may participate virtually through a livestreamed ceremony. The livestream can be accessed through this page and the VCUarts Facebook page on December 11.
Please visit https://commencement.vcu.edu/graduation-info/ 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.
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Previous commencement speakers:
- Sophia Li (BA ’13) – December 2019
- Elizabeth Turk – May 2019
- Jason Butler Harner (BFA ’92) – Dec. 2018
- Bobby C. Martin Jr. (BFA ’99) – May 2018
- Ashley Hawkins (BFA ’07) – Dec. 2017
- Michael Hearst (BM ’95) – May 2017
- Noah Scalin – Dec. 2016
- Jarvis Jefferson (BFA ’82) – May 2016
- John Paolini (MFA ’93) – Dec. 2015
- Anne Holton – May 2015
- Eric Booth – Dec. 2014
- Andy Stefanovich – May 2014
- Stephen Nachmanovitch – Dec. 2013
- Teresita Fernández (MFA ’92) – May 2013
- Elizabeth King – Dec. 2012
Resources for recent alumni
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