Graduation Checklist

Please review and complete the items on the checklist below to ensure eligibility for EVMS' 2018 Commencement and related activities.

January: Review Graduate Instructions to familiarize yourself with all procedures and deadlines for Commencement.

January - February: Register for Commencement. You will register your intent to participate in Commencement, order regalia, indicate your desire to participate in the Military Commissioning & Recognition Ceremony and more.

February: Tell your family and guests. Information for family and guests attending the ceremonies is available here with details about hotel accommodations, the venue and ceremony, parking, maps, etc. Book hotel rooms for out of town guests. More info.

February: MD 2018 graduates begin selection for class Osler awards.

February: Student Government Association (SGA) begins selection process for MD and HP Leadership awards, Community Service award and Staff Recognition award.

February-April: Order your graduation announcements.

March-April: Register for graduation activities and events.

March 1: Deadline for name changes to appear on diplomas. Name changes requested after this date may still be processed, however, students will be assessed a $35 reorder fee for replacement diplomas. To make name changes, please complete Name Change Instructions or contact the Registrar at 757.446.5805.

March 1: Osler and SGA award recipients due to EVMS Student Affairs.

March 19: Deadline to register for Commencement and order regalia. A $100 late fee will be charged to all graduate regalia orders placed after this date.

March 13: MD Class of 2018 - Complete Federal Financial Aid Exit Counseling; Lewis Hall, Roper Auditorium 3:30p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Attendance is required.

March 15: MD Class of 2018 - Attend Get Fiscally Fit- Financial Planning Seminar; Lewis Hall, Roper Auditorium 1:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 19: Deadline to register for Commencement and order regalia. A $100 late fee will be charged to all graduate regalia orders placed after this date.

April: Verify your eligibility for graduation. Ensure you have met all non-academic (library obligations, etc.) and academic requirements.

April: PA Class of 2018, SA Class of 2018, ATC Class of 2018, MM Class of 2018, Biomedical Sciences Research Class of 2018, Biotechnology Class of 2018 – Complete Federal Financial Aid Exit Counseling; Attendance is required.

April: Alumni website becomes available for all 2018 graduates to create profiles.

April 27:  Last day to register for Commencement and order regalia ($100 late fee will apply)! Registrations cannot be accepted after this date.

May 18: Attend mandatory Commencement rehearsal and pick up regalia at Norfolk Scope. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Readers will be available onsite to review name pronunciation.

May 18: Deadline for when graduates must complete all degree requirements in order to receive live diplomas at Commencement. Graduates who fulfill their degree requirements after this date must contact the EVMS Registrar to get their diplomas.

May 19: Attend EVMS Commencement at Norfolk Scope. Graduates must arrive by 8:30 a.m. for check-in.

May 21-25: Get your EVMS Alumni gear before you leave the area. Items are available at the Matthew's EVMS bookstore.

May 25: Return checked-out regalia to avoid penalties; return to Julie Seals in EVMS Special Events, 4th Floor, Andrews Hall, Room 445, 757.446.6189.