School of Professional and Continuing Studies Ceremony
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 10:30 a.m. for the School of Professional and Continuing Studies ceremony.
SPCS Reception; Robins Center Ambulatory Patio
10:30am - 11:30 am
As part of a long-standing tradition, a graduating student, a faculty member and an alumnus will speak at the SPCS graduation ceremony.
Location for student check-in is the Weinstein Gym, located in the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, (Bldg. #23d on the campus map)
Check-in time is 7:00 a.m. for students who need to pick up a cap and gown before the ceremony.
Check in time is 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. for students who have their caps and gowns in hand.
We encourage bags, purses, back packs etc to be given to a family member prior to check-in, so personal items do not have to be carried into the graduation ceremony by the graduates. The University is not responsible for items left behind in the Gym.
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.