Spring commencement is scheduled for Thursday, May 23 at 3:00 pm.

Graduates should arrive by 2:00 pm and doors will open for guests at 2:00 pm.

The location for the May 2024 commencement is the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA 23228.

Dress Code
Students should refer to the Preparing for the Ceremony page for details.

Please refrain from bringing any balloons or noisemakers. If we see items that are distracting or cause any disturbance during the ceremony, we will ask that you place them in your car.

Bon Secours Mercy Health recently updated protocol regarding masks. Masks are not required and are optional for graduates and attendees.

Graduates will receive their diplomas upon arrival at the ceremony venue. Graduates who have obtained approval from the Dean to not attend the ceremony will have their diplomas shipped to the address listed in the Student Portal.

Radiography Pins
As traditionally part of our ceremony, graduates will receive their SOMI pins during commencement.

Guests will not need tickets but will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Venue capacity is limited to 250 inclusive of all graduates, guests, and faculty.

Lewis Ginter provides parking that is available for students and guests. Please use Parking Lot B as it is closest to the Kelly Education Center where the ceremony will be held. If needed, the overflow parking lot is designated as Parking Lot A. 

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