Commencement Ceremony and Fees

Traditionally the University offers two commencement ceremonies per year: one in the spring and another in the fall. Commencement is a formal academic ceremony and academic attire is worn. There is a $25 fee to attend the commencement ceremonies. Graduation fees for the ceremony can be paid at the campus you attend or online through the eBookstore(shipping charges will apply). Graduation fees are non-refundable. Students CANNOT charge this fee to their student account. Any question, see your Academic Advisor.

Attendance at the graduation exercise is optional; however, graduates that have satisfied degree requirements are entitled and encouraged to participate. When students satisfy their course and grade point average requirements, they will receive detailed instructions concerning the commencement exercise from the Student Information Office or from their Director on campus.

Students who are in their final quarter from meeting degree audit requirements for graduation may pay their graduation fee and attend the graduation ceremony. Students who may be eligible for awards will be able to receive them, and their names will be printed in the graduation program as long as payment is received before the set deadline date.

  • Graduate caps and gowns may be recycled by mailing the regalia to GreenRecycle, Oak Hall Cap and Gown, 3812 Blue Ridge Drive, Roanoke, VA 24018.
  • Announcement cards, rings and diploma frames may be ordered at
  • Flowers can be pre-ordered and will be available for pick up at the ceremony from Flowers for Dreams at
  • To view the professional photos taken at the ceremony please visit If you did not receive your proofs in the mail you can contact the photographer through the website listed.
  • If a student is close to graduating, then they will need to verify and/or update their address prior to the last day of class in order to have the degree sent to the correct address. (Degrees will not be ordered if a student has an outstanding balance at the time of graduation). There are two ways a student can do this; either in person or online. Update your address online!

Bachelor and Master Degree Commencement

FALL 2016 Commencement




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