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Commencement Ceremonies


Virginia Wesleyan College's annual Commencement ceremonies are held at the end of spring semester. These ceremonies bring together the College community to mark the achievement of degrees and for graduating students to be recognized and celebrated by their peers, mentors, family and friends.

Students must submit an Application for Graduation via the Registrar to participate in Commencement, available on WebAdvisor. Click on "Application for Graduation" under Academic Profiles heading on the student menu. December graduates from the previous semester are eligible to participate in May Commencement.

Commencement is held the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. No tickets are required for VWC's Commencement. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Commencement 2015


Friday, May 15, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Baccalaureate Service in the sanctuary preceded by music by the SOAR Singers at 7:10 p.m. at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 212 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA.


Saturday, May 16, 2015
11 a.m
Commencement in the Convocation Center, Jane P. Batten Student Center, on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan. Doors to the Convocation Center open at 10 a.m. General seating is first-come, first-served.

Commencement Speaker:

Lieutenant General Phil Jones CBE, British Army, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Reception to follow at 12:30 p.m. Graduates meet family, friends, and faculty and staff members following the ceremony at the reception. Reception is located in Boyd Dining Center.

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Saturday, May 16, 2015
1:00 p.m.

Commissioning Ceremony for ROTC Officer candidates will take place outside on the Boyd Center Plaza (in front of the John Wesley statue). In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Monumental Chapel.


No tickets are required to attend commencement at Virginia Wesleyan College. Seating is open: first-come, first-served.


Visit the Commencement Information page for detailed instructions on academic deadlines, dress requirements, rehearsals and more.

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