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Convocation for the class of 2024 is Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 4 p.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.

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