Commencement Weekend is an exciting time for everyone to celebrate the achievements of our graduating students and the university's rich traditions. The main Commencement (college-wide) ceremony is typically held on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in Zable Stadium. Degrees are conferred by degree group and only those receiving PhD and EdD degrees will be recognized by name. No diplomas are presented at this ceremony.
Please note: All undergraduates receive their diplomas on Sunday.
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Need information or have questions?
Degree Requirements and Diploma Questions:
Wendy Urbano, Office of the Registrar, 757-221-2807
Commencement General Information:
Academic Regalia and Merchandise Questions:
William & Mary Bookstore, 757-221-1669