VCU’s Fall Commencement set for Saturday
University Public Affairs
Virginia Commonwealth University will hold its fall commencement activities on Saturday, conferring degrees to its August and December graduates.
The commencement ceremony starts at 10 a.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Thomas G. Snead, Jr., former rector of the VCU Board of Visitors, will be the featured commencement speaker.
Snead, a VCU alumnus, is the former chairman and CEO of Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield. Prior to his retirement, he served as president and CEO of the Southeast Region for WellPoint Inc. Snead has a long history of community service and is a longtime supporter of VCU. In 2007, the Board of Visitors named the new School of Business building in honor of Snead and his wife, Vicki M. Snead, who served as co-chairs of the Campaign for VCU, an effort that raised $410 million.
Media credentials are required for access to the floor of the Siegel Center. Credentials can be obtained during business hours starting today at the offices of VCU Office of Public Affairs at Founders Hall, 827 W. Franklin St., or on the day of the event at the Siegel Center’s west entrance. Media parking is available in the UU lot at 1200 W. Broad St. or in the NN lot at 500 N. Harrison St.
Students will receive professional, graduate and undergraduate degrees on Saturday. Approximately 1,600 students are expected to participate in commencement ceremonies. There are more than 2,500 total graduates for August and December.
Join the VCU December Commencement conversation on Twitter by following @VCU and using the #VCU2012 hashtag when tweeting about commencement.
Share your commencement pictures and VCU memories on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook using the #VCU2012 and be included in a special VCU December Commencement Storify.
Watch Saturday’s ceremony live online at www.vcu.edu, starting at 10 a.m.
- About VCU and the VCU Medical Center
Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 223 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. For more, see www.vcu.edu.