May 2022 Commencement

VCUarts is pleased to host an in-person and livestreamed ceremony honoring May 2022 graduates from the School of the Arts.

Friday, May 13
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
3 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, after April 15.

Families, friends and graduates who are unable to attend may participate virtually through a livestreamed ceremony. The live stream can be accessed through this page and the VCUarts Facebook page on May 13.

Please note that as of March 21, 2022 masks will be voluntary in indoor and outdoor settings on campus. Visit One VCU for more information regarding COVID-19 protocol.


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.