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Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremonies

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Colleges will hold individual convocation ceremonies with faculty and graduates throughout the day. Each college will have a special memento for students who participate, as well as an opportunity for families to interact with classmates and faculty members.

AFROTC Commissioning Ceremony - Student Union

Graduate School Convocation - Front Lawn

College of Business Convocation - Pound Hall Lawn
College of Education & Human Services Convocation - Front Lawn
College of the Arts Convocation - Fine Arts Amphitheatre

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Convocation - Pound Hall Lawn
College of Arts & Sciences Convocation - Front Lawn

After the convocations, take some time to enjoy your family and friends, and join us at 8pm for the Spring 2016 Commencement celebration at Bazemore-Hyder stadium.

Spring Commencement Ceremony - Bazemore-Hyder Stadium
Special guest speaker
Live music from VSU Faculty and Staff
Fireworks display

Additional Information

Accessible parking and seating will be available at the stadium.

Free shuttles will run to and from campus parking lots to the stadium for family, friends, and graduates.

There will be no tickets for this event; bring all of your closest friends and family to celebrate!


An Announcement Regarding Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremonies

From Interim President Cecil P. Staton:

Since arriving at VSU nearly seven months ago, I have had the chance to speak with numerous students and parents about how graduation has been handled in recent years. Hearing frustrations about space, logistics, and the fact that VSU has not had the opportunity for a grand commencement celebration with a noted commencement speaker like our peer institutions, and having surveyed other institutions, we have decided to respond to both concerns and suggestions by launching a new VSU graduation tradition this spring.

Our plans include separate convocations that will allow each college to celebrate uniquely their graduates and accomplishments while also offering a university commencement program and speaker that will be a more fitting celebration and tradition for our graduates and a university of our stature. Doing both the convocation and commencement celebration on the same day will allow families to participate without committing multiple days for those who may have to travel.

While all changes bring challenges, we are confident students and their families will enjoy what we have planned for spring commencement and that this will be the beginning of a new tradition at Valdosta State University.

We congratulate all who are approaching graduation and look forward to this time of celebration and excitement at Valdosta State University.


Fall 2015 Commencement

Click here to see photos from the Fall 2015 Commencement weekend.

Here are the links to re-watch your Fall 2015 commencement ceremony:

Arts/Nursing & Health Sciences:


Graduate School:


Education & Human Services/ROTC:


Business/Arts & Sciences: