RUC Information

Schedule of events

Thursday, Dec. 12

Time Event Location
11 a.m. Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony Vinton War Memorial
4 p.m. Nursing Pinning Ceremony Roanoke Scottish Rite Temple
4 p.m. Master of Occupational Therapy Pinning Vinton War Memorial
5:30 p.m. Doctor of Occupational Therapy Graduation Reception Vinton War Memorial

Friday, Dec. 13

Time Event Location
Noon
2019 Winter Commencement and Hooding Ceremony Berglund Center

Note: this ceremony was changed from 10 a.m. to noon due to anticipated inclement weather.

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About the ceremony

The Radford University Carilion 2019 Winter Commencement and Hooding Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Berglund Center located at 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24016. Doors open at 9 a.m.

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Information for graduates

Graduates should enter the winter commencement ceremony through the Exhibit Hall doors located in the front-middle of the Berglund Center.

 

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! This is a significant milestone in your life and we look forward to celebrating with you. Please plan to arrive by 9:15 a.m. and enter through the Exhibit Hall doors.

Photography Information

A professional photographer will photograph each graduate at the ceremony. Proofs and order forms will be mailed to each graduate after the event.

Regalia

Commencement regalia may be purchased from the Radford University Carilion Bookstore website.  The deadline to order regalia and be picked up at the RUC Bookstore is Nov. 24. These orders will be available for pick up in store on Dec. 4.  The deadline to order regalia being shipped to a home address is Dec. 5.  

Restrictions

No helium balloons are allowed in the Berglund Center.

Tickets

No tickets are required.

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Information for guests

We look forward to making this a memorable day for you and your family at the Radford University Carilion 2019 Winter Commencement and Hooding Ceremony on December 13, 2019 at the Berglund Center. 

The doors open at 9 a.m. and please use Gate 1 to enter the building (see photo).

Accessibility

There will be accessible seating for individuals with disabilities. It is on a first-come, first-served basis. We request the persons needing accessible seating limit their seating needs to themselves plus one guest to sit with them.  Please use Gate 2 to enter the building.

If American Sign Language interpreting services are needed, please contact the Center for Accessibility Services at Radford University by December 6, 2019 at cas@radford.edu, or call 540-831-6350 or 540-922-1176 VP for ASL users.

Directions

The Berglund Center is conveniently located at the intersection of Williamson Road, just off Interstate 581 and State Route 460. Air transportation is available just 5 miles North on I-581 at the Roanoke- Blacksburg Regional Airport with several major airlines to choose from.

  • From the North - Take I-81 South to I-581 South, Exit 143. Follow I-581 South to Exit 4E (Orange Avenue). The Berglund Center is at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road.
  • From the South - Travel US 220 North to I-581 North to Exit 4E or 4W (Orange Avenue).  The Berglund Center is at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road.
  • From the East - Travel US Route 460 into Roanoke.  The Berglund Center is at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road.
  • From the West - Travel I-81 North to I-581 South, Exit 143. Follow I-581 South to Exit 4E or 4W (Orange Avenue).  The Berglund Center is at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road.

Parking

Parking is free.

Lodging

There are several hotels located near the Berglund Center in Roanoke.

Some include:

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