Weekend Events

  • FRIDAY, MAY 10

    PPEL Reception, 2:30pm-3:30pm

    Whitehurst Living Room, Whitehurst


    Richmond College Culmination & Reception, 2pm-3:30pm

    Breed Pavillion B & C, Queally Center


    International Education Reception, 3-5pm

    International Center Commons & Courtyard


    Phi Beta Kappa Reception, 11am-12pm

    Whitehurst Living Room, Whitehurst 


    Science Reception, 1:30-3pm

    Gottwald Science Center Atrium


    Jepson Finale, 2-3pm, reception to immediately follow

    Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center


    English Department Senior Reception, 2-4pm

    Brown Alley Room, Weinstein Hall


    Political Science Reception, 2:30-3:30pm

    Garden of the Five Lions, Weinstein Hall


    School of Arts & Sciences Reception, 3-5pm

    Alice Haynes Room, Tyler Haynes Commons


    Robins School of Business Wine & Cheese Reception,4-6pm

    Moelchert Commons, Robins School of Business

    Mingle with Robins School faculty and staff. The event will be held both inside and outside the Robins School. Casual attire recommended.


    Geography, Environment & Sustainability, Global Studies, LALIS, and LLC Reception, 5-6pm

    International Commons, Carole Weinstein International Center


    Candlelight Ceremony, 9pm

    Westhampton Lake, Graduates meet at the University Forum

    Candlelight Ceremony, one of the University’s longest-standing traditions, is the last time the senior class comes together before graduation. The night before Commencement, graduates line the banks of Westhampton Lake holding lit candles. A selected graduate will give remarks, students sing the alma mater, and the ceremony is capped off with a brilliant fireworks display.



  • SUNDAY, MAY 12

    Baccalaureate, 10am

    Cannon Memorial Chapel

    Baccalaureate is a multifaith worship service that recognizes the important milestone of graduation as we give thanks for our students and their achievements and look forward to the contributions each will make in the years ahead. All are welcome.


    Graduate Lunch, 11-1:30 pm

    Heilman Dining Center

    Graduates and their families are invited to join us for a special lunch menu in the Heilman Dining Center to celebrate Commencement. Menus and ticketing information can be found here.


    Graduate Walk, 12:15pm

    For graduating seniors, every corner of campus can hold memories of their time at Richmond.  The Graduate Walk encourages graduates to relive those moments while winding their way through the iconic campus one last time as students to check-in for Commencement. Full route here.


    Main Commencement, 2pm-5pm

    Robins Center Arena 

    Doors open at 12pm. 

  • MONDAY, MAY 13

    Special Commencement, 2pm

    Cannon Memorial Chapel

    Ceremony for varsity student-athletes whose game schedules prohibit them for participating in regularly scheduled Commencement excercises.