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Commencement 2023

2023 BSPH graduation
2023 MPH graduation

Congratulations, public health graduates!

In May, we will proudly graduate students from our Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Master of Public Health degree programs at Class of 2023 commencement ceremonies.

Commencement Ceremonies will be live streamed by the university on Commencement ceremony recordings and photos from both the ceremonies and receptions will be posted here after the events.

Commencement Ceremonies are rain or shine. In the event of hazardous weather, decisions and updates will be announced  through email, the university homepagethe university status page, and on official social media channels.

Questions about Commencement? Refer to the page. 

Important information to review:

Attendees are permitted to bring one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, re-sealable plastic storage bag per person. Attendees are also allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Wallets must also conform to this size requirement.

No other bags will be allowed inside. All items, including clear bags and clutch purses, are subject to search at all commencement venues. No items can be left or stored at the doors/gates.

All persons entering Virginia Tech venues are subject to search. Virginia Tech reserves the right to examine the contents of any container brought into venues. To protect the safety of attendees, the following items are prohibited.

Please do not attempt to bring these or similar articles into the venue. Items will not be stored at the gate or venue for pickup after the ceremony.

  • Wrapped gifts
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Food
  • Signs, flags or banners
  • Audio or video recording equipment
  • Fireworks or any explosive
  • Noisemakers
  • Folding chairs
  • Food
  • Illegal drugs
  • Weapons
  • Selfie sticks
  • Smoking – including the use of e-cigarettes – is restricted to the designated areas in the stadium
  • Large bags/backpacks
  • Diaper bags (unless in clear bags)
  • Pets (except certified service animals)
  • Unmanned aircraft (drones)
  • Coolers/containers (unless with medical supplies)
  • Cameras with a detachable lens 6 inches or longer
  • Tripods and monopods
  • Beach balls and other disruptive items
  • Strollers

The following items are permitted inside the venues

  • Small clutch purses no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches
  • One clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, re-sealable plastic storage bag per person
  • Mobile phones
  • Factory sealed water bottle
  • Binoculars (without case)
  • Seat cushions and chair backs
  • Radios with headsets
  • Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children must be carried in a clear bag
  •  Umbrellas (in stands at Lane Stadium only)
  • Flowers
  • Gift bags (must be a clear bag, and will be subject to search)

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 7pm, Lane Stadium

Graduation Reception

Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 10am-12pm, Veterinary College Grove
2023 BSPH Commencement Program.pdf

Master of Public Health

Graduation Reception

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 11am-1:30pm, Veterinary College Commons

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 3:30pm, Lane Stadium