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Convocation for the class of 2023 is Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 4p.m.

Each year, Longwood University celebrates the official opening of the academic year with the Convocation Ceremony. Convocation is a formal ceremony where seniors wear academic regalia and are initiated into their final year of university education, a keynote speaker addresses the class, and faculty awards are announced. At Longwood, we also honor the transition into seniorhood with the traditional capping ceremony. 

Capping Guidelines for Convocation

Capping is a longstanding Longwood tradition highlighted by the "capping" of seniors by their friends.


Due to space constraints, only one capper per graduate. Graduates may participate without a capper.

What to Wear

Graduates wear their academic gown and graduates or cappers bring the decorated cap. 

Academic regalia may be purchased at the Longwood Bookstore, (434)391-3355.


For accommodations please contact the Accessibility Resources Office, (434)395-2391.

Full Ceremony

Capping Highlights