Spring Commencement

Class of 2020


We congratulate you on your accomplishments that will be celebrated at Commencement on Friday, May 15. 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 15. 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 15, 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 reception to honor all of our graduates and to present awards for outstanding accomplishment in scholarship, research, and service. This reception will be held on the 2nd Floor of Engel Hall.

If you are a graduating senior, please contact Amy Rasor 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 540-231-6316 with any questions regarding the department's commencement activites.  

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