More than 2,500 Hokies to graduate at 2019 fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 20
December 13, 2019
More than 2,500 Hokies will graduate on Friday 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 2,551 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, 1,350 undergraduates will be recognized for earning bachelor’s degrees. See a full listing of undergraduates receiving degrees at Friday's ceremony.
John Seiler Ph.D. '84, the Hon. and Mrs. Shelton H. Short Jr. Professor of Forestry in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, will speak at the ceremony.
Of the graduates, 322 earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
Business information technology is the most popular major, followed by computer science and computer engineering. The College of Science will feature the most undergraduates receiving degrees with a total of 282.
Additionally, Virginia Tech’s five other colleges will award the following bachelor’s degrees to summer and fall graduates:
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: 157
- College of Architecture and Urban Studies: 64
- Pamplin College of Business: 234
- College of Engineering: 280
- College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences: 261
- College of Natural Resources and Environment: 72
Virginia Tech will recognize 1,201 summer and fall graduates during the Graduate School Commencement. Patricia Raun, director of the Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech and a professor of theatre arts in the School of Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, will speak during the ceremony.
The graduate degree candidates include 732 master’s degrees, seven education specialist degrees, 318 Ph.D.s, and seven doctors of education.
A total of 137 students will receive advanced graduate certificates.
Download the fall commencement guide for more information.