Please review important information for your participation in the EVMS Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Virtual Commencement Rehearsal

The Class of 2022 is required to attend the Virtual Commencement Rehearsal scheduled Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10 a.m. EDT to help prepare for Saturday’s big event. View the full recording below.

For returning Alumni unable to make the live Rehearsal due to work or other obligations, download the Commencement 2022 Rehearsal PowerPoint and watch the Commencement Preparation video.


Commencement Ceremony

EVMS Commencement is Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Norfolk Scope. The ceremony begins promptly at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately 3 hours. Your arrival time and other details are below.

The Norfolk Scope is located at 201 E. Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510.


Check In

  • Enter through the Norfolk Scope Exhibition Hall doors (glass doors closest to the gate, not the box office entrance).
  • Norfolk Scope Exhibition Hall doors will open only for Graduates and Returning Alumni at 8 a.m. Guests will not be permitted into the Exhibition Hall or foyer. (Guests may access the plaza door entrances at 8:45 a.m.)
  • Graduates and returning Alumni must check in no later than 8:30 a.m. to ensure participation in the ceremony.
  • Processional line-up is facilitated by EVMS staff.
  • Further instructions about protocol, seating and processional order will be provided on site.

Enhanced security procedures have been implemented at Norfolk Scope. Upon entrance, all guests will be subject to physical and visual inspections, bag checks and/or wanding which will affect entrance times.

In order to expedite entry, please consider leaving personal items such as purses, bags, etc. in your vehicles. EVMS is not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongs. Please plan and schedule accordingly.

Personal belongings will not be permitted on the arena floor during the ceremony. Keys and cell phones only may be checked in with Police & Public Safety for the duration of the ceremony.

If you no longer plan to attend, email EVMS Special Events.


Professional attire is required. Individuals who are not dressed appropriately will not be allowed to participate.

  • Women:
    • Dark, low-heeled footwear
    • No conspicuous jewelry outside the regalia
  • Men:
    • Collared shirt and tie, dark colored pants (no jeans or shorts)
    • Appropriate footwear (no athletic footwear)
    • Men are requested to remove their mortarboard or tam for the national anthem


Graduates and returning Alumni are responsible for bringing regalia to Commencement on Saturday, May 14, 2022. EVMS staff will be on site to assist with donning regalia, but please make note of some important information about academic regalia. If you are missing pieces of your regalia, please contact our vendor Oak Hall directly at as soon as possible to ensure you have all of the necessary items in time.

Mobile app

We are pleased to offer a mobile app for 2022 EVMS Commencement. It has all of the important information you need for Commencement Week activities. Look for an email with instructions sent this week about how to download the Mobile app.

Digital Resources and Celebration Wall

Don’t forget to download and share EVMS Digital Resources with your families and friends.

Post photos and comments using #EVMSGrad2020, #EVMSGrad2021 or #EVMSGrad2022, and get them added to the Celebration Wall.

Live stream

The EVMS Commencement Ceremony will be live streamed on the EVMS home page and EVMS Commencement website. Recordings of the ceremony will also be available after the event on a variety of platforms, as well as on the EVMS website.

COVID-19 and public health information

EVMS will not require vaccinations or masks to attend EVMS Commencement. However, due to the nature of large gathering, close contact and potential risks, EVMS supports any individual who wishes to wear a mask during the ceremony.

Find current information about masking and public health protocols.

Additional information

Find more details about this year’s Commencement. For questions or additional information, please contact EVMS Special Events. We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2022 and returning Alumni from the Classes of 2021 and 2020!

For all other details about EVMS events during the week of Commencement, please refer to the full Schedule of Events.