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Virginia Campus GraduationVirginia Campus Commencement

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
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 1

Graduation Check In
12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Wednesday, May 2

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

Final In-Person Exit Counseling Session Financial Aid
5 p.m. - 7 p.m
OMS II Classroom

Thursday, May 3

Military Ceremony Rehearsal
10 a.m.
War Memorial Chapel – Virginia Tech
Mandatory for HPSP graduates

Commencement Rehearsal
1:00 p.m. 
Burruss Hall Auditorium
Mandatory for all Class of 2017 graduates

Class Photo
2 p.m.
Burruss Hall Front Steps
Mandatory for all Class of 2017 graduates

Friday, May 4

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 5

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.

  • Graduation Announcements Order Form [NO LONGER ACCEPTING ORDERS]

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
  • 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 6, 2018

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 2018 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: $235.00

Mahogany Frame
VCOM Black and White Drawing
Beige Mat Top/ Maroon Mat underneath

Option 4: $185.00

Mahogany Frame
Beige Mat Top/ Maroon Mat Underneath

Option 5:  $255.00

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

Option 6:  $205.00

Mahogany Frame
Black Suede Mat Top/ Maroon Mat Underneath


Class of 2018 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 30, 2018.

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 30, 2018.

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

Regalia for Faculty

Faculty should reuse their regalia and not order a new set. However, new faculty or faculty that require a replacement can submit an order. 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] Outside faculty, If you have questions regarding regalia please contact Chris Farabaugh by email at cfarabau [at] or by phone at 540-589-3551.

Class of 2018 Photo Galleries

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