A group of people sitting in chairs wearing graduation caps and gowns. One woman stands in the middle of the crowd, cheering and waving a pompom in the air with her right arm.
VCU will hold its universitywide commencement ceremony at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on May 11. (File photo)

VCU to celebrate May commencement on Saturday

The university has more than 4,700 graduates this spring, including more than 3,000 undergraduates.

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Virginia Commonwealth University will celebrate May commencement on Saturday.

VCU will hold commencement at 10 a.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St. The university also will host an assortment of in-person graduation ceremonies at the department, school and college levels. VCU has more than 4,700 total graduates this spring representing 40 countries, including more than 3,000 undergraduates. The graduates include more than 900 first-generation undergraduates.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin will deliver the commencement keynote address. 

The universitywide commencement broadcast will stream at vcu.edu. For more details about commencement, visit commencement.vcu.edu. More information about unit-level events can be found at commencement.vcu.edu/departmental-ceremony/. Doors will open for guests for the universitywide ceremony at 8:30 a.m. No tickets are required.

Media interested in covering commencement must RSVP by emailing vcunews@vcu.edu by 5 pm Friday, May 10. Reporters will be provided media credentials upon arrival at the convention center after passing through security screening. Proof of media affiliation is required to receive credentials. Limited media parking will be available.