Commencement

Saturday, May 19, 2018 • Norfolk Scope

Commencement is an important occasion at EVMS. For our students, it culminates years of exceptional academic performance. It also provides our distinguished faculty an opportunity to celebrate our strong education mission and to seal a life-long bond with our graduates.

Commencement begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and generally lasts approximately two to three hours. Graduates may invite as many guests as they would like. There are no tickets required for entry. Below is a brief timeline for the day:

8:00   a.m.   Exhibition Hall doors open for faculty, official platform party and graduating students.
8:30   a.m.   Students must check in for robing at Norfolk Scope Exhibition Hall.
8:45   a.m.   Arena doors open for family, friends and guests (general admission).
10:00 a.m.  Ceremony processional promptly begins.
12:30 p.m.  Ceremony concludes (estimated time).

Note: Following Commencement, graduates return to Exhibition Hall for group photos, return regalia, collect diplomas and other activities. It is recommended that graduates do not schedule post-ceremony events with family and friends until after 1:30 p.m.

Students should refer to Graduate Instructions for more information.

Faculty should refer to Faculty Instructions for more information.

Family and guests should click here for more information.

Note: Any important announcements that need to be made to graduates on Commencement Day will be done by text via the EVMS Rave alert notification system and the EVMS commencement website. For emergency contact information day-of, please call 757.965.8500.