Photo courtesy of Virginia TechFive thousand four hundred and eighty-five bachelor’s degree candidates from all colleges will be honored on Thursday and Friday. Coach Frank Beamer will give the keynote address at the main commencement ceremony.

BLACKSBURG – Thousands of people, from excited graduates to proud families, are gearing up for Virginia Tech’s spring commencement ceremonies this week. The events began on May 11 with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine graduation in Roanoke and will continue the following Thursday in Blacksburg through Sunday in Fairfax, Virginia.

In Blacksburg, graduation ceremonies and celebrations are scheduled as follows:


Thursday, May 16: Virginia Tech’s Graduate School Commencement Ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum. Also, the College of Natural Resources and Environment commencement will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Burruss Hall Auditorium


Friday, May 17: The University Commencement ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. with the procession into Lane Stadium. Gates to the stadium will open at 7 a.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to avoid traffic delays.


Friday, May 17- Saturday, May 18: Beginning at noon Friday, college and departmental ceremonies will be held across campus.


Sunday, May 19: Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region Commencement Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax. Virginia Tech will offer…

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