More than 2,400 Hokies to graduate Thursday
December 19, 2017
More than 2,400 Hokies will graduate on Thursday during Virginia Tech’s fall commencement ceremonies, held in Cassell Coliseum.
The University Commencement Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m., and the Graduate School Commencement starts at 2:30 p.m. The events will honor approximately 2,446 students who completed their academic degrees during the summer and fall terms.
Virginia Tech will offer live streaming video of the Graduate School Commencement and University Commencement from the Virginia Tech commencement site. Use #Hokiegrad for all social media posts related to commencement.
During the University Commencement Ceremony, 1,293 undergraduates will be recognized for earning bachelor’s degrees. Art Keown, an Alumni Distinguished Professor and the R.B. Pamplin Professor of Finance at Virginia Tech, will speak at the ceremony.
Of the graduates, 313 earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
Electrical engineering is the most popular major, followed by business information technology and finance. The largest number of graduates, a total of 308, hail from the College of Engineering.
Additionally, Virginia Tech’s six other colleges will award the following bachelor’s degrees to summer and fall graduates:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: 139
College of Architecture and Urban Studies: 61
Pamplin College of Business: 252
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences: 233
College of Science: 230
College of Natural Resources and Environment: 70
Virginia Tech will recognize 1,153 summer and fall graduates during the Graduate School Commencement. Brenda Winkel, professor and head of the Department of Biological Sciences, will speak during the ceremony.
The graduate degree candidates include 771 master’s degrees, four education specialist degrees, 297 Ph.D.s, and five doctors of education.
A total of 76 students will receive advanced graduate certificates.
Visit the fall commencement website for more information.
Written by Jenny Kincaid Boone