William and Mary

William & Mary Commencement

May 15-17, 2015

Commencement is a weekend-long series of events celebrating students who are graduating. Students graduate when they have completed all of their degree requirements and are officially cleared to receive their diplomas. Most students take part in Commencement, but participation is not required in order to graduate.

The main ceremony is Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. in William & Mary Hall. Departmental ceremonies (where diplomas are given to students) will take place on Sunday, May 17.  The full weekend schedule will be available and posted on this website by February 15, 2015.

Preparing for Commencement

What our graduates and their families need to do to prepare for Commencement - registration and tickets, regalia, diplomas, accommodations, disability services requests and more.

Commencement Weekend Guide

Everything you and your guests will need know for the weekend - schedules, maps, parking, seating, disability services, event streaming and more.

  • Event Information:
    [[commencement,Commencement]], 757-221-1236
  • Diploma Questions:
    [[wdurba,Wendy Urbano]], Office of the Registrar, 757-221-2807
  • Academic Regalia and Graduation Merchandise Questions:
    [[wmcloth,William & Mary Bookstore]],  757-221-1669