Commencement Planning Update

Radford University and Radford University Carilion Commencement Ceremonies 2020 and Spring 2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021 through Sunday, May 2, 2021

Radford University looks forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021!

Health and safety are of the greatest concern and in order to have a successful in-person experience, several Commonwealth of Virginia mandates and Radford University protocols must be followed.

  • Graduates are required to confirm attendance by using the Commencement RSVP Form.
    This form is also available by searching for “Commencement” on OneCampus.  If you have problems logging into your Radford account, click the “Forgot/Reset Password” link on the login page.
  • Due to gathering restrictions, graduates are limited to four guests, which includes individuals of all ages.  Guest names must be included as part of the RSVP process.
  • Registration for graduates and their guests is required no later than April 16, 2021.
  • Face masks and physical distancing will be mandatory and enforced for all attendees.
  • All ceremonies will have a designated point of entry and exit.  Guests will check-in before entering the ceremony. Ceremony sites will open one hour prior to the start time.  There will be no entry prior to that time.
  • All details related to the ceremonies are subject to change based on Commonwealth of Virginia directives and RSVPs from graduates.

Links to live streams for the ceremonies will be available from


Purchasing Regalia

Main Campus

Academic regalia may be purchased at the Radford University Bookstore in Dalton Hall or online.  The last day to order regalia online is April 14, 2021.

  • Bachelor’s caps and gowns are $52.98 +tax
  • Master’s caps, gowns and hoods are $96.96 +tax
  • Doctoral tams, gowns and hoods are $176.92 +tax.

The bookstore will assist you in selecting the correct hood for your degree.  Optional stoles and student organization cords are also available for purchase.

Announcements and class rings may be purchased directly from Balfour.

Please call the Radford University Bookstore at 540-831-5498 if you have any questions.


Radford University Carilion

Academic regalia may be purchased online. The deadline for ordering regalia to be shipped to a home address is April 14, 2021.  

Announcements and class rings may be purchased directly from Balfour.

Please call the Radford University Carilion Bookstore at 540-985-8296 if you have any questions.