Spring Commencement Weekend is filled with activities, events, and ceremonies to recognize the accomplishments of Radford University's graduates and to celebrate with their friends, families, and others in the Radford University community! To find the location of buildings, view the campus map.
View a mobile-friendly version of the schedule.
The Commencement ceremonies will continue as scheduled in the event of rain.
Should severe weather be imminent, the ceremonies will move indoors with staggered start times. An announcement will be made on the Radford University homepage and on WVRU radio by 7 a.m. on Saturday if the ceremonies are moving to the Inclement Weather Plan.
Friday, May 10, 2013
|10 a.m.- noon||U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Commissioning Ceremony
Contact: Pam Little, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (540) 831-5288
|Hurlburt Center Auditorium|
|12:45 - 1:30 p.m.||College of Education and Human Development Information Session||Dedmon Center|
|1 - 3:30 p.m.||School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony||Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall|
|2 – 3:30 p.m.||College of Education and Human Development Awards
||Hurlburt Center Auditorium|
|5 - 7 p.m.
||Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony
Contact: Jeanne Cox, email@example.com or (540) 831-6344
||Multicultural Congratulatory Ceremony (formerly Donning of the Kente)
Contact: Center for Diversity and Inclusion, firstname.lastname@example.org
or (540) 831-5765
|Hurlburt Center Auditorium|
In addition to these events, other commencement-related events may be found on the campus interactive calendar at http://ru-portal.radford.edu/vemspro.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
|7:30 a.m. –
conclusion of events
|Information and Guest Assistance Center||Moffett Lawn
Radford University staff will be available to offer assistance, provide directions, distribute commencement programs and assist with disability / accessibility accommodations. Also, tune in to Radford University's Public Radio Station, WVRU on 89.9 FM and www.wvru.org for commencement related updates.
|7:30 a.m. -
30 minutes after last event ends.
|Shuttle Bus Service||
The free Radford Transit shuttle bus will stop at area hotels (listed below) and various parking lots on campus. See the RU shuttle map for more details.
Tyler Avenue Shuttle Stops
Campus Shuttle Stops
|7:30 a.m. - 4p.m.
||RU Bookstore Open
Open for last minute purchases and one more opportunity to pick up Radford University gifts and apparel.
|7:30 a.m. – conclusion of events||Food Service||Moffett Lawn
Starbucks in the Hurlburt Student Center
|9 a.m.||Student Processional Line Up
A. College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
Peters Hall side of Pocahontas and Bolling
B. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Fairfax Hall side of Ingles Hall
C. College of Business and Economics
Fairfax Hall side of Ingles hall (after CGPS)
D. College of Education and Human Development
Tyler Avenue/Fairfax St. corner of Ingalls Hall
E. College of Science and Technology
Tyler Avenue side of Ingles Hall
F. College of Visual and Performing Arts
Tyler Avenue side of Ingles Hall and Draper Hall
G. Waldron College of Health and Human Service
Tyler Avenue side of Draper Hall
||Faculty Processional Line
||Between Draper and Moffett halls|
|10 a.m.||Procession||Moffett Lawn
The main ceremony is for all graduates. True to Highlander tradition, Virginia Highlands Pipes and Drums will lead the procession of candidates, faculty and platform party into the ceremony.
|10:30 a.m.||Commencement Ceremony||
Seating for friends and families at the main ceremony is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The concert band will begin at 9:30 a.m. for your enjoyment. When the ceremony begins, in consideration of others, you are asked to remain seated. We also ask that you limit photography and remain behind the cords.
|30 minutes after main ceremony||Individual College Ceremonies||
College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
College of Business and Economics
Waldron College of Health and Human Services
College of Visual and Performing Arts
College of Science and Technology
College of Education and Human Development
The college ceremonies provide an opportunity for each graduate to be recognized individually, process across the stage, shake hands, and receive best wishes from the college dean and faculty. A professional photographer will also capture the moment. Proofs and order forms will be mailed to graduates. If you are unsure which college ceremony to attend, refer to the list of majors. Please see the campus map.
In the event of inclement weather, an alternate schedule will be implemented for the May 11 commencement ceremonies.