Students who have completed all academic requirements within the program’s specified time period are eligible for graduation at the close of their final semester.

An application for graduation must be submitted to your adviser or dean and approved by the adviser, graduate program director or school dean. After receiving the recommendation of the graduate faculty, your degree will be submitted to the VCU Board of Visitors to be conferred.

To learn more about the graduation process and commencement details, refer to the Graduate Bulletin and VCU Commencement website. Individual department credit requirements and graduation procedures can be found in the degree program descriptions.

Spring 2019 Commencement

Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.  All doctoral candidates should review the Spring 2019 Commencement Instructions for information regarding hooding, name cards, and line-up procedures.
View the Spring 2019 Commencement Tips to find arrival times, parking information, and maps of the Richmond Convention Center.