Spring Commencement

Class of 2018


We congratulate you on your accomplishments that will be celebrated at Commencement on Friday, May 11. The University, College and Department will each have a ceremony to which you and your guests are cordially invited.

The University Commencement will be held in Lane Stadium beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11. Graduates should be at the staging area no later than 7:30 a.m. and guests are requested to be seated by 8:30 a.m. There will be a number of University-level awards presented and the graduates will be recognized en masse by college, but not individually. 

The College Commencement will begin Friday, May 11, at 12:00 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum.  You should arrive at Cassell Coliseum by 11:00 a.m. in order to line up. All undergraduate biochemistry graduates, from both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Science will be recognized at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ceremony on Friday.

Immediately following the college ceremony on Friday, the Department of Biochemistry will hold a brief ceremony on the lawn between Engel Hall and Fralin Hall (in the tent just off of West Campus Drive) to honor all of our graduates and to present awards for outstanding accomplishment in scholarship, research, and service. Following that brief ceremony, there will be a reception in the Fralin Atrium provided by the department. 

If you are a graduating senior, please contact Molly Wilson with your questions regarding graduation or your graduation status. If you are the family member or guest of a graduating senior, please contact the department by email or by calling 540-231-6315 with any questions regarding the department's commencement activites.  

We look forward to visiting with you and your guests at Commencement.