Longwood University's 2017 Commencement was held Saturday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m. Longwood's graduate ceremony was held Friday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. 

Commencement 2017

Longwood University graduates were encouraged to shape history rather than just accept it during commencement ceremonies Saturday. Noted historian Dr. Edward Ayers cited Barbara Johns, who sparked the civil rights movement by leading the 1951 school walkout in Farmville, as an example of someone who took history into her own hands.

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Commencement 2017
Commencement 2017