William & Mary Commencement Weekend

May 10-12, 2019

Weather Updates

Update: Saturday, May 11 - 2:15 p.m.

Saturday Ceremonies
  • Saturday Ceremonies
  • Law School - Saturday reception moves to Law School (4:45 p.m.) 
  • Psychology - Saturday ceremony moves to Student Rec Center (1:00 p.m.)
  • History - Saturday ceremony moves to Student Rec Center (5:00 p.m.)
Sunday Ceremonies
  • Law School - Sunday diploma ceremony moves to Kaplan Arena (8:15 a.m.)
  • Public Policy - Sunday diploma ceremony moves to Kimball Theater (9:00 a.m.)
  • Modern Languages & Literature - Sunday ceremony moves to School of Education (10:00 a.m.)
  • Physics - Sunday ceremony moves inside to Small Hall (10:00 a.m.)
  • English - Sunday ceremony moves to Student Rec Center (10:00 a.m.)
  • Government - Sunday ceremony moves to Kaplan Arena (11:00 a.m.)
  • Biology - Sunday ceremony moves to Student rec Center (1:30 p.m.)
  • Anthropology - Sunday ceremony moves to Washington Hall, Room 201 (1:30 p.m.)
  • Economics - Sunday ceremony moves Trinkle Hall (1:30 p.m.)

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 (university-wide) ceremony is held on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in Zable Stadium (or Kaplan Arena in case of rain or excessive heat). 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:
Commencement

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