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Graduation

Virginia Campus GraduationVirginia Campus Commencement

Date: Friday, May 24, 2019
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.

Photos

Take a look at the beautiful photos from graduation week!

No parking pass necessary for graduation events as long as you park in the Perry Street parking areas highlighted in the parking PDF below

Handicap accessibility

  • From Prices Fork Road, turn right onto Stanger Road.
  • Go past parking lots on your right. Turn right onto Old Turner Street (the street sign will be on the left of Stanger 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).

Detailed event information for graduating class

Wednesday, May 22

Graduation Check In
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Mandatory In-Person Exit Counseling Session Regarding Financial Aid
5 p.m. - 7 p.m
OMS I Classroom

Thursday, May 23

Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal and Class Photo
10 a.m. (Regalia needed)
Burruss Hall
Mandatory for all Class of 2019 graduates

Military Promotion Ceremony
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (military graduates arrive at 1:30 p.m.)
War Memorial Chapel – Virginia Tech

Graduation Banquet
6 p.m.
Location: The 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.

Friday, May 24

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
Located on the VCOM grounds, patio and adjacent 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 namecards, $4 for twenty-five (25) namecards
  • Extra notecards, $1 for five (5) notecards
  • Extra military announcements, free while supplies last

Each graduate will receive two copies of their diploma. You may choose to get both framed and may do so in any combination of options listed below.

To Order

  • Fill out the ► Online order form (ordering closed)
  • Submit full payment by cash or check to VCOM Student Services, 2265 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Make checks payable to “VCOM” with the subject line as “Frame Option X”              

Order deadline: April 26, 2019
Payment deadline: May 3, 2019

Exceptional Quality Framing

Mr. Lawrence is a local to the area and resides in Christiansburg, VA. He has been framing diplomas for VCOM graduates since the school's inaugural class. He continues to offer exceptional quality framing options at very reasonable costs. Highlights of this service include:

  • Solid Wood Frames
  • Conservation UV Protective Glass
  • Acid-Free Materials
  • Dust Cover on Back with Hanger
  • VCOM Medal
  • Pen and Ink Stipple Drawing Print of VCOM
  • Framed Diploma(s) will be completed with diploma inserted and picked up graduation weekend after regalia is returned

Class of 2019 Framing Options

Option 1:  $255.00

Mahogany Frame
VCOM Black and White Drawing
Maroon Suede Mat Top/ Black Mat Underneath

Option 2: $205.00

Mahogany Frame
Maroon Suede Mat Top/ Black Mat Underneath

Option 3:  $255.00

Mahogany Frame
VCOM Black and White Drawing
Black Suede Mat Top/ Maroon Mat Underneath

Option 4:  $205.00

Mahogany Frame
Black Suede Mat Top/ Maroon Mat Underneath

Class of 2019 Graduation Regalia Ordering Information

Congratulations, it’s time to place your order for graduation regalia! Please read the following carefully, especially if you are unfamiliar with what constitutes a family hooder and who qualifies to be a family hooder for you. **You must order student regalia and family hooder regalia separately by following the instructions outlined below.**

 

Information and Guidelines for Ordering Student Regalia for Graduation 2019

Please click the link below to order your graduation regalia. This link will take you to the Oak Hall company website.  The information you provide will help ensure that you receive appropriately sized regalia. The cost of your regalia is covered by the graduation fee you have already paid, and you will be able to keep your regalia as a memento of your graduation from medical school. The deadline for placing your order is Friday, March 29, 2019.
 
Order Student Regalia

More information will be communicated to you in the future regarding the exit interview process and regalia pick up (both student and family hooder), which will take place at a specific time for each student on May 22, 2019.

Do you have a family member with a D.O. or M.D. degree that wants to be your “family hooder”? Click here for more information.

If you have any questions about ordering regalia, please contact Melissa Simpkins at msimpkins [at] vcom.vt.edu or 540-231-3617. 

Thank you and Congratulations!

Information and Guidelines for Ordering Family Hooder Regalia for Graduation 2019

VCOM allows select family members to support you on stage as you are hooded during the graduation ceremony. While President Rawlins will present your D.O. hood and place it on you, certain family members are invited to be with you on stage. This opportunity is only available to your spouse, parents, step-parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, and uncles, and only if they have a D.O. or M.D. 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 29, 2019.

Please note the Alma Mater field should be completed as follows under the “Customize your product” option for your family hooder: 
Alma Mater: include the full name of the school, city, state, and/or country

Please make checks payable to VCOM and send to:
VCOM
ATTN: Melissa Simpkins
2280 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Order Regalia for your Family Hooder 

If you have any questions about ordering regalia, please contact Melissa Simpkins at msimpkins [at] vcom.vt.edu or 540-231-3617. 
 
Thank you and Congratulations!

Regalia Orders for Faculty – Virginia Campus

Faculty should reuse their regalia from last year and not order a new set. However, new faculty can submit an order. Also, any VCOM alumni or international faculty that use a VCOM hood should order a new VCOM hood. The VCOM hood was updated this year with new colors.  

Directions: When ordering faculty regalia, select “Edward Via College of Osteopathy Medicine  – Virginia Faculty” 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 and the field of study. (When you see a field for “degree”, please complete as “field of study”, like medicine or pharmacology.) Then, submit once you have completed the form. Please place orders by March 29, 2019. 

Order Regalia for Faculty

Thank you for helping us celebrate the Class of 2019.

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