Southern Virginia University congratulates the class of 2019 for completing the requirements to receive a bachelor’s degree from Southern Virginia University and extends a warm welcome to families and friends who will join us to celebrate Commencement.


Senior Reception

Wednesday, May 1, 8:30 p.m. — Stoddard Center

Graduates and their families are invited to join us for a reception to honor the graduating class of 2019 at Southern Virginia University. We will recognize academic, athletic, and performing arts achievements.

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Senior Group Photo

Thursday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. — Front of Main Hall

Graduates should arrive an hour before the ceremony to take group photos and prepare for the processional.

Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. — Front of Main Hall
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Southern Virginia University cordially invites the family and friends of our graduates to gather with our students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2019.


Thursday, May 2, 12:00 p.m. — Chandler Field

At the conclusion of the ceremony, everyone in attendance is invited to socialize and enjoy light refreshments.

Commencement Speaker

Thomas B. Griffith was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in June 2005. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Before his appointment, Judge Griffith served as Senate Legal Counsel of the United States, as Assistant to the President and General Counsel of Brigham Young University, as General Counsel to the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, and as a member of the United States Secretary of Education’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics, which examined the role of Title IX in intercollegiate athletics. Since joining the Court, Judge Griffith has taught courses on Presidential Powers and Judicial Process at the Brigham Young University Law School and on the Role of an Article III judge at Stanford Law School.

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