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May 2021 Commencement

VCUarts is pleased to host an in-person and livestreamed ceremony honoring all 2020 and May 2021 graduates from the School of the Arts.

Saturday, May 15
Altria Theater
6 North Laurel Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

10 a.m. EDT
Departments of Communication Arts, Cinema, Dance + Choreography, Kinetic Imaging, Music, Photography + Film, and Theatre

2 p.m. EDT
Departments of Art Education, Art History, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design + Merchandising, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Sculpture + Extended Media, and Painting + Printmaking

The in-person ceremony is open to graduates only. Families, friends and graduates who are unable to attend may participate virtually through a livestreamed ceremony. Programs will be mailed to May 2021 graduates after the in-person celebration, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Emailed invitations with registration and additional instructions to follow.


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.


If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair or visit the book­store, please order your regalia online at beginning April 3. Shipping charges will apply to all internet orders.


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

VCUarts alumni have access to career services, Adobe software discounts and more.