Commencement at UMW


Graduate Commencement takes place on Friday, May 8, 2015 and Undergraduate Commencement takes place on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Commencement is a formal event celebrating students who are graduating. Most students take part in Commencement, but participation is not required in order to graduate.

Everything you and your guests will need know for the weekend – schedules, maps, parking, seating, disability services, event streaming and more will be on this website by February 15, 2015.

  • Event Information
    • Undergraduate  and Graduate Commencement Ceremonies – Linda Catullo  540-654-1276
  • Diploma Questions
    • Rita Dunston, Office of the Registrar, 540-654-1265
  • Academic Regalia and Graduation Merchandise Questions
    • UMW Bookstore, 540-654-1017

There will be ample seating on Ball Circle for families and guests, so tickets will not be required.

For friends and family members who are not able to attend the ceremony in person, UMW’s commencement will be broadcast live in its entirety via the web for Graduate Commencement on May 8th and Undergraduate Commencement on May 9th. A link to the video page will be added to this commencement site on May 8th and 9th.

Seating is not reserved and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The field opens at 7:30 am.