Smiling student at graduation ceremony

May 2024 Commencement

VCUarts is pleased to host an in-person ceremony honoring May 2024 graduates from the School of the Arts.

Friday, May 10
Altria Theater
6 North Laurel Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

12:30 p.m. — doors open
1:00 p.m. — faculty and grads line-up
1:30 p.m. — ceremony start time
3:30 p.m. — ceremony end time

This is a ticketed event. Graduates may bring up to 6 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 April 15th.

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

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