VCU will hold May commencement at Greater Richmond Convention Center

January 16, 2019

Virginia Commonwealth University will hold its May universitywide commencement ceremony at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

VCU’s commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. in the convention center’s first-floor exhibit halls. The convention center is located at 403 N. Third St. in Richmond.

“We are excited for this opportunity to bring all members of our community together to celebrate VCU’s Class of 2019 and grateful for our partnership with the GRCC,” said VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D.

Tickets will not be required for attendance at the ceremony. Seating for guests will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow seating also will be available at the site. The convention center doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for guests.

More information about commencement can be found at Details continue to be finalized and updates will be communicated on the commencement website.

About VCU and VCU Health

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 217 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Thirty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences academic programs, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center and Level I trauma center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, MCV Physicians and Virginia Premier Health Plan. For more, please visit and