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Virginia Campus GraduationVirginia Campus Commencement

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time:  10-12:30
Location: Burruss Hall - Virginia Tech

Graduation will take place in Burruss Hall on the campus of Virginia Tech.  Burruss Hall is located on the Drillfield and is handicap accessible with entrances located in the rear of the building. Attendance is required for all graduates.

Handicap accessibility

  • From Prices Fork Road, turn right onto Strager Road.
  • Go past parking lots on your right. Turn right onto Old Turner Street (the street sign will be on the left of Strager Rd).
  • Follow Old Turner Street, around the grassy median and through the cross bars. Park here or continue on driving the sidewalk area, stopping just before the stairs.
  • Burruss Hall will be on your left. Look for orange VCOM sign and assistant to help you the rest of the way (see yellow "Burruss Hall" on map).

Tuesday, May 2 – Wednesday, May 3

Graduation Check In
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Final In-Person Exit Counseling Session Financial Aid
3 p.m. – 5 p.m
OMS II Classroom

Thursday, May 4

Class Photo
1 p.m.
Burruss Hall
Mandatory for all Class of 2017 graduates

Commencement Rehearsal
1:30 p.m. - (Immediately following class photo)
Burruss Hall Auditorium
Mandatory for all Class of 2017 graduates

Military Ceremony Rehearsal
4 p.m.
War Memorial Chapel – Virginia Tech
Mandatory for HPSP graduates

Friday, May 5

Military Promotion Ceremony
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (military graduates arrive at 9:30 a.m.)
War Memorial Chapel – Virginia Tech

Graduation Banquet
6 p.m.
Inn at Virginia Tech
The Banquet is a celebration dinner with seating for graduates and members of their Immediate family (or significant others). Academic, College Service, Military Service, and Ambassador awards are also presented at the banquet.

Saturday, May 6

Graduation Ceremony
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (graduate arrival at 9:15 a.m.)
Burruss Hall Auditorium – Virginia Tech
Parking is often a distance from the facility so families should plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m. at the latest to be in seats by 10 a.m.

Graduation Picnic
Immediately Following Graduation Ceremony
VCOM Patio and Amphitheatre
Food, music, and fun for entire family – special entertainment features for children

Diploma pick up at VCOM Main Campus
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

 

All students are asked to complete the order form below to receive graduation announcements and your personalized graduation gift. If you are ordering extra announcements, payment by credit card can be made online.

We will provide, free of charge, to all graduating students:

  • Graduation Announcements: Fifteen (15) announcements and Fifteen (15) envelopes
  • Name Cards: Twenty-five (25) personalized name cards to include in announcements
  • Notecards: Twenty-five (25) blank note cards and twenty-five (25) envelopes (can be used to write personal notes to go along with your announcements or keep them for thank you notes)
  • Military Promotion Ceremony Announcements:Fifteen (15) announcements and fifteen (15) envelopes for each HPSP recipient

On a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last, you may purchase:

  • Extra announcements, $1 each
  • Extra notecards, $1 for 5 notecards
  • Extra military announcements, free while supplies last

Pickup Options

You, a friend or family member may pick up your announcements once they are available from the following pickup locations:

  • Match Day Celebrations (Osteopathic and Military Match Celebration on Monday, February 6 at 5 p.m. Allopathic Match Celebration on Friday, March 17 at 5 p.m.)
  • Office 382 - VCOM Main Building (Lisa Leichner)
  • Front Desk - VCOM Main Building (Kelly Varelos)

Mailing Options   

If you are not currently residing in the Blacksburg area, please enter your mailing address on the order form and your announcements will be delivered to the address provided.

If you have any questions about announcements, you may contact Lisa Leichner by e-mail  at lleichner [at] vcom.vt.edu.

Order your diploma frame by Friday, April 7 to get it by Graduation!

Diploma Frame Payment Options

  1. Pay Online: To pay online, complete the diploma frame order form, select "Credit Card" as the payment method and enter your credit card information at checkout.
  2. Pay by Check: To pay by check, complete the diploma frame order form, select "Invoice" as the payment method, then send a check payable to the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and mail it to the address below.

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Attn: Sarah Sells
2265 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Contact Sarah Sells for additional questions at ssells [at] vcom.edu.

Class of 2017 Graduation Regalia Ordering Information

  • You must order student regalia and family hooder regalia separately by following the instructions below. For example, please place your order for regalia. Then, go back and place the order for your family hooder regalia.

Regalia for Students

When ordering student regalia, the information you provide will help ensure that you receive appropriately sized garments. The cost of your regalia is covered by the graduation fee you have already paid and you will be able to keep it as a memento of your graduation from medical school. The deadline for placing your order is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Regalia for Family Hooders

VCOM allows select family members to support you on stage as you are hooded during the graduation ceremony. While Provost Rawlins will present your hood and place it on you, certain family members are invited to be with you. This opportunity is only available to your spouse, parents, step-parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, and uncles, and only if they have a DO or MD degree. Cousins, family friends, mentors and family-like individuals are not included, and no other degrees are permitted. The cost for purchasing family hooder regalia is $65.50. The deadline for placing your order is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Please make checks payable to VCOM and send to:
VCOM, Attn: Louann Morrow
2265 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Regalia for Faculty

When ordering faculty regalia, select your main campus and only submit 1 order, even if you are participating in multiple graduations. Please answer all questions and include the college from which you received your highest degree. Then, submit once you have completed the form.

If you have any questions regarding ordering regalia, please contact Tom Maddy at 540-231-3150 or wmaddy [at] vcom.vt.edu 

The Class of 2017 photos are online! Please share with friends and family!

Class of 2017 Photo Galleries

 You can download full resolution photos for free to use,  share and print.