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Events are open to relatives and guests of the graduate. The number after each event location refers to the location key numbers shown on the campus map. The shaded areas on the map show parking adjacent to event locations.

Commencement exercises are expected to end by 4:00 p.m. for the School of Law ceremony.

Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6
Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6
Graduation Fair; School of Law Atrium
April 5, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
April 6, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Regalia distribution, banner signing, financial aid information, and more will be provided for graduating law students.
Friday, May 5


Saturday, May 6
Law Commencement Ceremony; The Robins Center

School of Law Reception, Robins Center
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Check-in Instructions
Saturday, May 6

Please arrive by 1 p.m. (in regalia). We'll take a group picture in the arena, and then line up in the hallway.

Commencement Speaker
2016 Speaker

James Comey

Comey was nominated for the position of director of the FBI by President Barack Obama, and sworn in to office in September 2013. Prior to his service in the FBI, Comey was deputy attorney general and a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. He served as managing assistant U.S. attorney in charge of the Richmond Division for the Eastern District of Virginia. He also served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Richmond School of Law.


Convenient access to the commencement exercises is provided for those who are able to walk only short distances, have difficulty climbing steps, use a wheelchair, or are in need of special assistance.

Parking for disabled guests is located in the Millhiser Parking lot on the ambulatory level (track side) of the Robins Center. Police will be on hand to assist guests and make the appropriate arrangements.


Seating on the upper (ambulatory) level of the Robins Center is available for people with disabilities. One family member may sit with them in this reserved area. Other family members may sit directly behind them in non-handicapped seating. Handicapped seating will be marked by signage located on the seat. Guests in wheelchairs will have spaces available at the corner entrances on the upper (ambulatory) level with excellent visibility.

Please note that we do not provide wheelchairs for guests. Families and friends may rent wheelchairs from local establishments to be used while on campus. The following are provided as a courtesy:

RVA Medical Supply - (804) 543-7788


Closed captioning will be provided onscreen during Main, School of Law, and SPCS ceremonies.

School of Law Commencement 2016