For Faculty

Commencement Weekend Information

Review the Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events and the student information so that you will be fully briefed on commencement activities.

Parking & Shuttle

With 10,000 guests on campus, parking will be at a premium!  Faculty may park in any available university parking lot and are also welcome to use the Commencement Shuttle.


Faculty will convene on the Tyler Side of Draper Hall, between Draper and Ingles at 9:30 a.m. to form the faculty processional.

Academic Regalia

Faculty who wish to rent academic regalia for commencement may do so through the Radford University Bookstore. Rentals must be prepaid and orders must be placed by May 1 and regalia are due back to the Bookstore no later than Friday, May 16 at 5 p.m. The bookstore will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the day of commencement so you may pick up and return the regalia that day for your convenience.

Inclement Weather

We are all keeping our fingers crossed that commencement day will be a spectacular day with beautiful blue skies and temperatures in the mid-70s;  however, even if the weather does not cooperate with our plans, we want to be sure that your day is still spectacular!

In the event of inclement weather, an alternate schedule will be implemented for the May 10 commencement ceremonies.

Spring Semester Grades

Spring Semester grades are due by Monday, May 12 at 10 a.m.