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Wilder school to host virtual commencement

Although we will not be able to honor all of our graduates at an in-person commencement next month, your graduation remains an important moment for all of us to recognize. Therefore, the Wilder School is planning a virtual commencement celebration and invite you and your fellow classmates to participate.
Although we will not be able to honor all of our graduates at an in-person commencement next month, your graduation remains an important moment for all of us to recognize. Therefore, the Wilder School is planning a virtual commencement celebration and invite you and your fellow classmates to participate.

November 10, 2020

The Wilder School will celebrate its graduating class with a virtual send off at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 11. The ceremony will be hosted on the VCU Wilder School Facebook page. Join us by tagging @VCUWilderSchool and using the hashtag #VCUWilder2020 on Facebook and Twitter!

Graduates, friends and family are encouraged to share photos and personal messages the morning of the celebration between 10 a.m. and noon. The December ceremony will include remarks from Dean Susan Gooden, 66th Governor and Distinguished Faculty Professor L. Douglas Wilder in addition to our two student speakers -- Kearra Bright and Teresa Dobson-Brown.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, Virginia Commonwealth University will honor the achievements of our August and December graduates with a virtual commencement celebration. Beginning at 10 a.m., the virtual celebration will include the ceremony broadcast with an interactive online experience for graduates and their families and a copy of your commencement program. 

May 2020 graduates originally invited to participate in December ceremonies will be invited to join their classmates at a future university commencement ceremony. All 2020 graduates will be contacted with more information.

As you prepare for graduation, we invite you and your families to visit the VCU Commencement website at commencement.vcu.edu for up-to-date information.