The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 2 pm at Altria Theater. Due to social distancing requirements, only graduates may attend the in-person ceremony. A livestream will be available for family, friends, and graduates who prefer to participate virtually.
The May VCUarts graduation ceremony will be at Altria Theater.
It is preferred that you attend the December ceremony as an official graduate of VCUarts. August graduates may attend the previous May ceremony as a “walker” only if they have six or fewer credits to take to complete degree requirements over the summer. You must send an email to Jody Symula at firstname.lastname@example.org if you fit the credit criteria and wish to walk in the May ceremony.
Being a walker means that you walk across the stage and have your name called like May graduates, but your name will not be printed in the May program. All August grads are welcome to attend the December ceremony as official graduates and their names will be printed in the December program.
All May 2021 graduates will be printed in the program. If you applied to graduate in spring, your name will be printed in the May VCUarts program, provided you checked out on eServices on or before the deadline as stated in the academic calendar. Please contact your departmental advisor for questions.
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, only graduates may attend the in-person ceremony. A livestream will be available for friends, family and any graduates who prefer to participate virtually.
No, you may attend one, both, or neither.
The universitywide virtual commencement will be held on Saturday, May 15 at 9 a.m. Learn more on the university’s commencement website.
It depends on your degree and major. This chart outlines the hood and tassel colors that will be present during our commencement ceremony.
A universitywide virtual commencement will be held on Saturday, May 15 at 9 a.m. Learn more on the university’s commencement website.
Yes. For more information on accessibility, please visit the Altria Theater website.
Dance + Choreography
Fashion Design + Merchandising
Painting + Printmaking
Photography + Film
Sculpture + Extended Media
Complimentary parking is available at the West Main Street Parking Deck.
Photo Specialties will be taking professional photos of graduates as they cross and descend the stage.
No; however this distinction will be indicated on your diploma and on your transcript.
The release of diplomas is handled by Records and Registration. For information on diplomas, please visit the commencement ceremony website.
No. Diplomas will be mailed beginning June 28, 2021, to the address provided during graduation checkout. To receive your diploma, you must meet all financial obligations to the university. Please contact the Office of Records and Registration at (804) 827-1673 or email@example.com with any questions.
The School of the Arts takes great pride in recognizing its graduates. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Dean’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-VCU-ARTS (828-2787).