VT National Capital Region Commencement
(Greater Washington DC Metro Area)
Student Check-in ~ Graduate candidates should report to their department tables at 12:00 p.m. where they will receive a name card, then proceed to the robing rooms. Personal belongings cannot be stored in the robing rooms; therefore, arrangements should be made for securing these items. Instructions will be given as to how to be hooded, line up, process and recess. All graduate candidates will march by degree, college, and department. Line-up will begin at 1:00 p.m. ***Late arrivals will march at the end of the line.***
Academic regalia is required ~ Caps, gowns, hoods, and tassels may be purchased from the bookstore at the Northern Virginia Center either in person or by calling (703) 538-8488. Items will be available April 17, 2008 and must be picked up by May 9th.
Guests and Seating ~ Guests will be seated beginning at 12:30 p.m. Seating for individuals with impaired mobility will be
available at the ceremony. The Center for the Arts is easily accessible. A sign language interpreter will be provided. The ceremony will last approximately one to two hours. Strollers are not permitted in the auditorium. There is no limit to the number of guests invited to the ceremony.
Reception ~ A reception will be held in the main lobby of the Center for the Arts following the ceremony.
Professional Photographer for Commencement ~ Additional information will be posted at www.ncr.vt.edu/commencement.
Parking ~ Free parking is available in Parking Lot K across the road from the concert hall. Officers will be onsite for directions.
Handicapped parking is available adjacent to the concert hall. There is a charge for parking in the four level parking garage adjacent to the Concert Hall.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, contact the Graduate Student Services Office 48 hours prior to the event at Tel: (703) 538-8327 or TTY (703) 538-8314.