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Prepare to Graduate

Commencement Fair, Thursday, Feb. 19


Commencement Fair 2015 is Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Nance Room, Dorrill Dining Hall. You will be able to order announcements, academic regalia, and rings, as well as find out about additional services that are available. The fairs are not mandatory but are scheduled for your convenience.


If you can't attend the fair, caps, gowns, hoods, diploma frames and graduation gifts can be ordered directly from the Barnes & Noble at Longwood Bookstore. Shipping options are available if you are not on campus.

Barnes & Noble hours are:

  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Their phone number is 434.391.1240. Order limited items online by visiting the Bookstore website.

Students marching in to graduation


A professional photographer from Showalter Imaging Group Inc./King Photo Supply will take pictures of each graduate. You will be able to see a digital proof online within 2 days following the commencement ceremony.  All photos will be uploaded to a gallery at www.king1hourphoto.com (click on "Photo Gallery" link on the website).  You may then order individual portraits, packages or downloads through the company's website.  They guarantee complete satisfaction with your photograph or you receive a full refund.  If you have any questions, contact Showalter Imaging Group at (540) 434-0680.

Since photographs will be available, we encourage family members and guests to remain in their seats to relax and enjoy the ceremony.