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DVM Class of 2022 Commencement
May 13, 2022  |  7 p.m.
Moss Arts Center

The 39th Commencement of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the Moss Arts Center's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre.

This ceremony will be viewable via livestream, and a recording of the livestream will be available for viewing later.

We are proud to celebrate the achievements of our DVM graduates and the families, friends, faculty, staff, and mentors who have helped them along the way!

Graduation checklist

  • Clean out mailboxes and lockers.
  • Complete Final-Year Student Survey (forthcoming)
  • Complete AVMA Survey (forthcoming)
  • Return dosimetry badge to Radiology Badge Board
  • Return library materials
  • Ensure student account is paid in full

Graduation application

  • Thank you for submitting your application for your degree. Your diploma has been ordered and will be presented to you at the graduation ceremony.

Regalia

  • The regalia rental order deadline is March 18. Please see details sent to you via email on March 1. 
  • Graduates must pick up regalia in the Office of Academic Affairs (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) on weekdays between May 6 and 12. 
  • Regalia return will be available in the Moss Arts Center lobby immediately following Commencement, and at the on-campus University Bookstore by May 20. You must return your gown and hood, but can keep your tam and tassel. 

Diplomas and graduation announcements

  • The dimensions of VA-MD Vet Med diplomas are 13.5˝ x 15.5˝.
  • Diploma frames and personalized graduation announcements can be purchased from outside vendors. Local sources include the University Bookstore.

Arrival

The ceremony will be held at the Moss Arts Center, located at 190 Alumni Mall. Graduates may check in starting at 6 p.m. and will enter the venue using the Turner Street entrance. The procession begins promptly at 7 p.m.

Moss Arts Center COVID-19 policies

Visitors are required to comply with Moss Arts Center COVID-19 policies. Learn more

Parking

All visitors will need to display a parking permit, utilize the ParkMobile app, pay the daily charge for a pass, or pay for parking using an hourly meter when parking on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. On-campus parking is available on a first-come basis. Please allow ample time to navigate campus and locate a parking spot. Learn more

View campus parking map and campus closures map.

  • Nearby parking options on campus include the Architecture Annex, Lower Stanger, Squires, and Substation parking lots and on-street parking on Alumni Mall, around the Drillfield, and on other campus streets. Off campus parking options include Church Street and Progress Street parking lots, and limited on-street parking.
  • There is limited accessible parking located just outside the Moss Arts Center building on both Turner Street and Alumni Mall. Additional accessible parking is available in the North End Center Parking Garage and other campus lots, and guests can be dropped off and picked up directly at the center’s entrance, as well.
  • Visitors without mobility limitations are encourged to park in the Perry Street Garage and plan to pay the $8 charge using the Park Mobile app (the only payment option at this location). Due to ongoing campus construction, this garage can be accessed using the Prices Fork Road entrance only; access to and from this garage via West Campus Drive is closed.
  • Important notice: Students and visitors may experience significant delays upon arrival and departure when parking at the North End Center Garage. Student parking is available on Level 7 and students are required to pay the daily charge of approximately $6, even with a valid parking permit. Payment options are Visa or MasterCard credit and debit cards only (no Discover or American Express).
  • Learn more about Moss Arts Center parking and campus parking locations

Format

The ceremony will last approximately 75-90 minutes. The ceremony program will be made available on this website.

Photography

A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate and photos will be made available free of charge online. Guests are welcome to take photos and/or videos during the ceremony at appropriate times and locations.

After the ceremony

All guests are asked to remain at their seats until the recession is complete. Photo opportunities will be available in the lobby and on the plaza in front of the Moss Arts Center. 

Moss Arts Center COVID-19 policies

Visitors are required to comply with Moss Arts Center COVID-19 policies. Learn more

Arrival

The ceremony will be held at the Moss Arts Center, located at 190 Alumni Mall. Families and guests are asked to be seated by 6:45 p.m. The procession begins promptly at 7 p.m.

Parking

All visitors will need to display a parking permit, utilize the ParkMobile app, pay the daily charge for a pass, or pay for parking using an hourly meter when parking on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. On-campus parking is available on a first-come basis. Please allow ample time to navigate campus and locate a parking spot. Learn more

View campus parking map and campus closures map.

  • Nearby parking options on campus include the Architecture Annex, Lower Stanger, Squires, and Substation parking lots and on-street parking on Alumni Mall and on other campus streets. Off campus parking options include Church Street and Progress Street parking lots, and limited on-street parking.
  • There is limited accessible parking located just outside the Moss Arts Center building on both Turner Street and Alumni Mall. Additional accessible parking is available in the North End Center Parking Garage and other campus lots, and guests can be dropped off and picked up directly at the center’s entrance, as well.
  • Visitors without mobility limitations are encourged to park in the Perry Street Garage and plan to pay the $8 charge using the Park Mobile app (the only payment option at this location). Due to ongoing campus construction, this garage can be accessed using the Prices Fork Road entrance only; access to and from this garage via West Campus Drive is closed.
  • Important notice: Students and visitors may experience significant delays upon arrival and departure when parking at the North End Center Garage. Student parking is available on Level 7 and students are required to pay the daily charge of approximately $6, even with a valid parking permit. Payment options are Visa or MasterCard credit and debit cards only (no Discover or American Express).
  • Learn more about Moss Arts Center parking and campus parking locations

Format

The ceremony will last approximately 75-90 minutes. The ceremony program will be made available on this website.

Photography

A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate and photos will be made available free of charge online. Guests are welcome to take photos and/or videos during the ceremony at appropriate times and locations.

After the ceremony

All guests are asked to remain at their seats until the recession is complete. Photo opportunities will be available in the lobby and on the plaza in front of the Moss Arts Center. 


Military Commissioning Ceremony
May 13, 2022  |  3:30 p.m.

A ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the college's K-9 Memorial Statue for members of the DVM Class of 2022 who are commissioning into the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.


DVM Commencement Reception
May 13, 2022  |  4:30-6 p.m.

A commencement reception will be held on Friday, May 13 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the College grove for members of the DVM Class of 2022 and invited guests. Flat or stable footwear for navigating a grassy lawn is recommended.


Phi Zeta Ceremony
May 12, 2022  |  5-7 p.m.

The college's Chi Chapter of the National Society of Phi Zeta will hold its annual induction ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the college's Waterfall Room. Attendance is by invitation only.

Phi Zeta is the honor society of veterinary medicine that recognizes outstanding scholarship, represents the veterinary profession's constant advancement, and promotes research in matters pertaining to the welfare and diseases of animals.


Questions?

If you have questions about DVM Program Commencement events, please contact Angela Webb at awwebb@vt.edu or 540-231-4090.