16 May 2019, 2:30PM
until 18 May 2019, 12:00PM
— Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus

Commencement 2019

Graduate Ceremony
Thursday, May 16 @ 2:30pm
Cassell Coliseum

University Ceremony
Friday, May 17 @ 8:30am
Lane Stadium/Worsham Field

College of Architecture and Urban Studies Ceremony
Saturday, May 18 @ 8:30am
Burruss Hall Auditorium

School of Architecture + Design Reception
Saturday, May 18 directly after CAUS Ceremony
Cowgill Hall 2nd Floor

The CAUS Commencement Ceremony begins promptly at 8:30am on Saturday, May 18th in the Auditorium of Burruss Hall. Graduate must not carry purses or any other personal items.

Graduates must arrive between 7:15-7:30am NO LATER and report to the following locations. College staff will be on hand to guide you throughout the morning:
+ PHD and Master’s Candidates: Go to third floor of Burruss on the side of the building closest to Norris.
+ Bachelor’s Candidates for the School of Architecture + Design: Go to second floor hall of Burruss on side closest to Johnston Student Center.

Due to space limitations, guests are not permitted to line up with graduates.

REGALIA IS REQUIRED – all graduates participating in Commencement must obtain appropriate academic apparel (gown, cap, and tassel) from the University Bookstore. Honors sashes are distributed by the Bookstore to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and undergraduates who have completed 60 Virginia Tech hours.

INFORMATION CARD – When you arrive for line-up, you will be given a card and pen or pencil. Please fill out the card with all requested information and hold onto it tightly. As you walk onto the stage, you will hand the card to a college representative. Your name will be read aloud as you cross the stage to accept your degree and shake hands with the Dean and pause for a photograph.

PHOTOGRAPHER – The University has commissioned a professional photographer for this event. You will receive an email from the photography studio. Purchasing your photograph is optional; you are under no obligation to purchase your commencement photo.

+ Tickets: Tickets are not required for this event. There are no restrictions on the number of guests that each graduate can bring.
+ Arrival: Beginning at 8am, family and friends may enter the front doors of Burruss Hall. All guests should expect to have their bags examined by security personnel. Strollers must be parked in the main lobby.
+ Special Accommodations: If you or any member of your party requires any type of special accommodation for mobility assistance, please contact Kathryn Clarke Albright (540-231-0795 or kclarke@vt.edu) for HC Parking Permit contact Virginia Tech’s Services for Students with Disabilities Office (540-231-3788 or ssd@vt.edu) Available for pick-up in Lavery Hall May 3-17th.

+ University Commencement – Please refer to the following website for schedule and information: https://www.vt.edu/commencement.html Special Events Office phone number is 540-231-5027.
+ College of Architecture and Urban Studies Commencement – Please contact Associate Dean Kathryn Clarke Albright at 540-231-0795 or kclarke@vt.edu