Commencement Update

Hollins University’s commencement exercises for 2021 have officially been set for Wednesday, May 19, at 1 p.m. Provided public health limits on gathering size permit it, the event will be held in downtown Roanoke at the Berglund Center in order to allow graduates to invite up to six guests.

This year’s commencement will honor members of the class of 2021 receiving bachelor’s degrees, as well as graduate students earning advanced degrees in both 2020 and 2021. As in past years, this event will be livestreamed for those unable to attend. Reservations for attendees will be required in advance. Additional details about the reservation process as well as other commencement information will be shared with the community in the coming weeks.

Undergraduates from the class of 2020, whose commencement was postponed last year due to the pandemic, have elected to have their celebration coincide with Reunion Weekend in June 2022.

While our goal is to celebrate together in person and with guests as planned, please be aware these plans may change based on guidance from and/or restrictions imposed by the CDC, the Virginia Department of Health, or an executive order by the governor. If a change were to occur, we would notify the community accordingly.