Commencement approaches with intense planning

The Virginia Wesleyan University December Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the Brock Theatre of the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Virginia’s Third Congressional District will serve as the keynote speaker. 

According to President Scott D. Miller in a news release from Oct. 3, Congressman Scott’s speech has been well-anticipated. “We are thrilled to have Congressman Scott give the keynote address at our upcoming Commencement exercises,” Dr. Miller said. “He has been a champion for students nationwide and a great friend to Virginia Wesleyan throughout his remarkable career of service to our community and our nation.”

Congressman Scott represents Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Portsmouth and has been in office since 1993. 

This event will be livestreamed on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network at 

Regarding photography and video, GradImages provides photographs of each graduate who crosses the dais during Commencement. Photos may be purchased at Questions can be addressed to 800.261.2576, online at or via email at Candid photography will also be available for download on the University Flickr page. 

To ensure proper pronunciation at the Commencement Ceremony, graduates are encouraged to visit the Office of Academic Affairs to record their full names.

Please email with any additional questions.

By Connor Merk