Dec. 7, 2021
Virginia Commonwealth University will hold fall commencement on Saturday, marking VCU’s first universitywide in-person commencement ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic began in spring 2020.
VCU will hold commencement at 10 a.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. In addition to honoring the classes of August and December 2021, the ceremony will celebrate the graduating classes of May, August and December 2020 and May 2021. The university also will host an assortment of in-person graduation ceremonies at the department, school and college levels. VCU has approximately 3,000 total graduates in the classes of August and December 2021.
Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, a student in the VCU School of Pharmacy, will serve as the commencement keynote speaker. Schrier was crowned Miss America in December 2019 and continued to serve in the role this year when COVID-19 canceled the following year’s competition.
The universitywide commencement broadcast will stream at vcu.edu. For more details about commencement, visit commencement.vcu.edu. More information about unit-level events can be found on the commencement website as well. When sharing on social media, use #VCU2021 to join the VCU community celebration.
For the media: Media credentials are required for access to the floor of the Siegel Center. Credentials can be obtained during business hours starting Thursday at University Public Affairs on the sixth floor of 912 W. Grace St., or may be picked up Saturday at the Siegel Center’s west entrance between 9 and 10 a.m. Reserved parking for media is available in the Bowe Street Parking Deck, 609 Bowe St.
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