Commencement 2017

Commencement 2017

Commence­ment 2017

We congratulate the class of 2017 for completing the requirements to receive a bachelor’s degree from Southern Virginia University and extend a warm welcome to families and friends who will join us to celebrate Commencement on Saturday, April 29.


Time Event Location
8:45 a.m. Graduate check-in
Graduates should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. dressed in their caps and gowns.
Chandler Hall
9:00 a.m. Graduate group photo
Graduates should come dressed in their caps and gowns.
Main Hall front lawn
9:30 a.m. Guests seated Main Hall front lawn
10:00 a.m. Commencement ceremony begins Main Hall front lawn
Noon Reception
Mingling and refreshments
Main Hall front lawn

Watch the Proceedings

Keynote Speaker

Bruce Olsen

Bruce L. Olsen, former global Managing Director of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will address graduates, faculty, staff, students, and friends of Southern Virginia University at the 2017 Commencement. Read more.

Campus Map


Portraits of graduates receiving their diplomas will be taken by a university photographer. Each portrait will be emailed to each respective graduate at their student email address. If you have questions or issues, please contact the Communications Office at or 540-261-8441.