William & Mary Commencement

May 12-14, 2017

Commencement is a weekend-long series of events celebrating students who are graduating. Communication with students and families before and during the weekend is very important. Graduating students will automatically receive email announcements leading up to Commencement. Families may also sign-up to receive regular email updates. We also recommend students and families sign-up to receive text alerts in order to receive inclement weather updates throughout the weekend.

There are a variety of smaller receptions, open houses, and ceremonies on Friday. The main ceremony is Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in William & Mary Hall. Departmental events (where diplomas are given to students) will take place on Sunday.  The full weekend schedule will be available and posted on this website in early October.

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