Graduation Information


Summer 2017, Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Biology Degree Candidates:

The Biology Department Diploma Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 4:00-6:00pm, at the Aquatic & Fitness Center.  Please see below for general information about the Biology Diploma Ceremony (including number of guests). 

Primary Student Contact:
Main Office Phone: 434/982-5553
Email:  (preferred form of contact)


- Guests and Tickets -

Each graduating student is allotted up to 5 tickets for guests. 

Graduating students pick up their allotted tickets at the Biology Main Office in Gilmer Hall Room 229 beginning April 23rd 2018 through May 11th 2018. Biology Main Office hours are 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday-Friday. Tickets will only be available to graduating students who have completed the Biology Exit Survey and RSVP'ed “yes” to the Biology Diploma Ceremony once it becomes open for the students. Guests without tickets will not be permitted to enter the Aquatic Fitness Center for the Biology ceremony. Ushers and security will be stationed at the ceremony entrance to collect tickets and monitor attendance. Guests will be allowed to enter Aquatic Fitness Center no earlier than 45 minutes prior to ceremony start time, regardless of weather. All unclaimed tickets after May 11th, 2018 will be released on a first come, first served basis to students requesting additional tickets. Students who are not on campus should contact TBA) to make arrangements for receiving their tickets. 

Please complete the Biology Exit Survey now by clicking here.

- Photography -

The Biology Department will arrange for a professional photographer to take pictures during the ceremony. Commencement photographs will be taken of each graduate as they receive their diploma and are individually congratulated. Friends and family may also take photographs within designated areas only. Information about ordering or taking photographs will be included in the graduate pamphlet on the day of the ceremony.   

- Parking -

Parking for the Biology Diploma Ceremony is around Scott Stadium, Aquatic Fitness Center, and the Physical and Life Sciences Building.

- Final Exercises and Lawn Ceremony -

Information about Final Exercises and the Lawn Ceremony (including cap and gown information) can be found at the Major Events website. You may also contact them by phone 434/982-3099.



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