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Spring Commencement – Family & Friends

It’s time for the big day!

Commencement is a big day for our graduates at Bluefield University and family and friends are central to the experience. Visitors are encouraged to review the information below to help plan their visit to Bluefield University for the commencement ceremony. We can’t wait to see you!

The commencement ceremony will be held on campus (3000 College Avenue in Bluefield, Virginia) in the Quad.

Family and Guest parking will be available along the front entrance of campus (#17, 16, 15 on Campus Map). The parking lot directly behind Shott Hall (#14 on Campus Map) will be reserved for graduates, faculty, staff, and volunteers.

Graduate Arrival
Graduates are to report to the front steps of Lansdell Hall wearing their cap and gown, at 8:30 a.m. on May 6th, for Commencement instructions and the Class of 2023 group photo. Graduates will receive cords during this time.

The commencement ceremony will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m.

The 2023 Commencement will be recorded and shared through the Bluefield University YouTube channel (This will be linked on our various social media accounts.)

A campus photographer will be taking pictures throughout the ceremony. Commencement photos will be uploaded to the Media Gallery on the Bluefield University website and a link will be emailed to graduates. Family and friends are welcome to take photos after the ceremony on or near the stage area as well as outside around campus.

(View the 2023 Commencement Program)

Chicory Coffee Company

Located in Shott Hall in the Jack Marcom Student Center, will be open before the ceremony serving hot and cold beverages.

BU Campus Store

Now available ONLINE

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