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2020 College of Arts & Letters Commencement

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - The Quad 

The University Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 8th at 3 pm in Bridgeforth Stadium. A separate ceremony for the college will be held on Saturday, May 9th on the Quadrangle at 9:00 a.m. 


The ceremony will be held on the Quad rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the university has developed a policy, which may be viewed on the commencement website at


If you have a family member in need of an interpreter, please have them contact the University Events office to obtain information on seating for this ceremony. University Events can be reached at 540-568-5180 or via email at

There will be a special seating area (if desired) for those in wheelchairs with seating for one family member. The university does not provide wheelchairs. Accessible parking areas can be found at the University commencement website


A professional photographer will be at each of the ceremonies to photograph each graduate receiving his or her certificate. The photographer will contact you following graduation about purchase arrangements.

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