VCU School of Business

December 2023 Commencement

Sunday, December 10
Altria Theater
6 N. Laurel St.
Doors open at 12:45 p.m. 
Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. 
The ceremony will be available via a livestream for graduates and guests who prefer to attend virtually. A recording will also be made available.
Ceremony Registration: A registration form will be emailed to all business students that have applied to graduate on Friday, September 29. All graduates must register by Monday, November 6. Requests to attend the ceremony after this deadline may not be granted. If you did not receive an email and believe you are eligible to participate, please email as soon as possible.
Tickets: Tickets will be required for all guests. A maximum of seven guest tickets are allotted to each graduate until the registration deadline of November 6. Students do not need a ticket for themselves. Guest tickets will be claimed electronically from Altria Theater via a code we will send graduates in early December. Please do not contact the Altria Theater regarding tickets.

Virtual Slides: We will create a virtual slide for all graduates, whether attending in person or virtually. The slide will include each graduate's name and degree. Graduates have the option of submitting a photo and dedicating their degree via the registration form emailed to them. 


What time should graduates and their guests arrive at The Altria Theater?

  • Graduating students should arrive at the rear entrance of The Altria Theater between 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m. The rear entrance is located on Main Street just west of the Main Street ticket booth entrance. There will be signs directing graduates to the correct entry.
  • Guests can begin arriving at the main entrance of The Altria Theater after doors open at 12:45 p.m. Graduates should urge all guests to arrive as early as possible and be mindful that traffic around the venue is likely to be heavy before and after the event. Guests will not be able to enter the theater while the student procession is underway.

Will parking be available for graduates and their guests?

Will there be a livestream available?
  • Remote participants may join us virtually via livestream. The livestream will be available on this website the day of the event. A recording of the livestream will also be available following the event.

How many guests may I invite? 

  • Seven guest tickets are allotted to each graduate until the registration deadline of November 6. We will notify all graduates if additional guest tickets are available after the registration deadline.

Must I wear regalia to participate?

  • Regalia will not be required for the School of Business Commencement on December 10. Graduates who do not wish to wear regalia are expected to dress in business attire. Regalia may be purchased at Barnes & Noble @ VCU (1111 W. Broad St.) or online at

Will there be a university-wide commencement for all VCU students?