Commencement Ceremony

Commencement is the culmination of four years of study at the Institute. The walk across the stage during this ceremony is a moment every graduate remembers.

Anticipate heavy traffic. Parking is planned to be available on the Parade Ground. However, in the event of inclement weather, alternate parking may be necessary. Check the website for alerts or additional information.

Shuttle service will run continuously from Moody Hall to Cameron Hall from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and following the ceremony.

Cameron Hall will open at 9:30 a.m. Arrive in time to be seated by 10:45 a.m. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Due to limited seating, no one will be admitted without a ticket.

Due to space constraints and security reasons, coolers, backpacks, and baskets are not allowed at any commencement ceremony. Strollers must be able to be folded and out of the aisles. All carry-in items are subject to search at the door.

Wheelchair seating is available. Handicap drop-off is immediately in front of Cameron Hall. Contact the Chief of Staff's Office at chiefofstaff@vmi.edu for handicap seating needs.

Graduation Speakers

  • Commencement Address - General J.H. Binford Peay III '62, the 14th Superintendent of the Institute
  • President of the Class of 2019 - Cadet Eli Facemire '19
  • Valedictorian - To be announced