William & Mary Commencement

May 12-14, 2017

Commencement Weekend is an exciting time for everyone to celebrate the achievements of our graduating students and the university's rich traditions.

The main ceremony is Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in Kaplan Arena. Departmental events (where diplomas are given to students) will take place on Sunday. 

Stay Up to Date

Want to stay up to date or know when we call rain plans? 

  • Sign-up for updates. Provide a mobile # to receive text messages throughout the weekend. We also recommend parents and family members provide an email address in order to receive timely updates leading up to Commencement. WE WILL NOT SEND SPAM!
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  • Look for Real-Time Event Updates under W&M Grad in the W&M Mobile app (available May 1).
Need information or have questions?

Degree Requirement and Diploma Questions:
Wendy Urbano, Office of the Registrar, 757-221-2807

Commencement Event Information:
Commencement, 757-221-1236

Academic Regalia and Graduation Merchandise Questions:
William & Mary Bookstore,  757-221-1669