Commencement exercises are Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. on Wheeler Mall. All Undergraduate degree candidates will need to report to Willett Hall with their academic regalia by 8 a.m. to line up.
NOTE: If you are pursuing a teaching license, you do not necessarily line up in the College of Education; the majority line up with the College of Arts and Sciences, based on their major. Physical Education majors do line up with the College of Education and Human Services.
Questions? Contact the Registrar's Office, (434)395-2580.
REMINDER: Graduates are expected to conduct themselves as adults--no alcohol present. All cell phones should be turned to silent mode. No beach balls, bubbles, or other distractions allowed during the formal ceremony.
In keeping with tradition, Commencement is held outside on Wheeler Mall, rain or shine. Longwood does not have an indoor facility large enough to accommodate our graduates and guests. The rain plan will be put in place in the event of extreme weather events only and will be announced by 6 a.m. on the day of commencement at the latest.
All degree candidates must wear appropriate attire for the Commencement ceremony, which includes an academic cap and gown, hood, and dark shoes.
Orders for academic regalia may be placed at the or at the Bookstore (434.391.1240)
We are pleased to announce that Longwood uses the GreenWeaver line of regalia -- graduation caps and gowns made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.