We look forward to welcoming you to the Hollins campus for our 176th Commencement Exercises! Please be advised that the Roanoke Valley has received substantial rain over the past week that is expected to continue through Saturday evening. We do not anticipate any severe weather for Sunday and are excited to proceed with the commencement ceremony as planned on our beautiful Front Quadrangle. We ask that all guests and graduates plan accordingly for wet ground conditions and wear the appropriate footwear necessary to move with ease through the grassy areas where seating is located. Should you prefer to watch from an indoor location, Hollins Theatre will be open with a live stream of the ceremony.
Saturday, May 19
|10:00 a.m.||Commencement rehearsal for the Class of 2018 and graduate students
Front Quadrangle, in front of East Building
|3:00 p.m.||Baccalaureate Service
|4:00 p.m.||President’s Reception for the Class of 2018, graduate students, guests, faculty, and administration
**Due to the weather forecast for Saturday, this event has been moved from the Lorimer House to the Lewis Reading Room located on the main level of the Wyndham Robertson Library.
Sunday, May 20
|10:00 a.m.||176th Commencement Ceremony
*All graduates should plan to meet on Back Quad no later than 9:15 a.m.
* Dogs may be brought onto the Hollins campus in exterior spaces if they remain under the immediate physical control of their owner or custodian. However, because some participants or audience members may be allergic to or afraid of dogs and we want to ensure that commencement is a positive experience for everyone, bringing a dog to commencement is discouraged with the exception of guide, signal, and service dogs used by disabled persons in accordance with the Virginia Health and Safety Code. A complete animal policy for the campus can be obtained here.