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Guest Information Graduate

Things to Note

  • Please be seated by 5:10 pm, as the processional will begin at 5:15 pm.  To show respect to the graduates, guests not seated prior to the processional will need to wait until after the processional to enter Blackwell Hall.
  • Graduation is a formal academic ceremony and a special day for the graduates. Please respect this occasion and the graduates by remaining seated and quiet during the ceremony. 



Parking is available throughout the campus at any open campus parking lot. If you have accessibility needs, such as accessible parking, contact the Office of Disability Resources at 434.395.2391 by May 6. 

Graduate Student Hug with Faculty

Getting Here


Graduate Students Watch Ceremony
If you are planning to stay overnight for Commencement, options in the area are listed below: