Virginia Tech hosted fall commencement exercises on Friday in Cassell Coliseum.

More than 2,300 students were honored for completing their academic degrees at the end of the summer and fall terms at the two events.

This fall, 282 graduating seniors completed their baccalaureate degree programs with honors, having achieved an accumulative grade point average of at least a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Approximately 1,180 students were honored at Graduate School Commencement — 773 master’s degree candidates, two education specialist degree candidates, 10 Ed.D. candidates, 94 advanced graduate certificate candidates, and 303 Ph.D. candidates.

More information on all commencement and convocation activities may be found online.

Students walk in graduation ceremony
Graduating students process in the University Commencement ceremony.
Family celebrates with newest Hokie grad
Fall commencement ceremonies were held on Dec. 16, 2016.
Ben Davenport Jr. speaks at fall commencement
Ben Davenport Jr., former rector of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors and university alumnus, delivered the university’s fall commencement address.
A graduate waves to loved ones watching in Cassell Coliseum
A graduate waves to loved ones watching in Cassell Coliseum.
Graduate hugs Tim Sands
A graduate hugs Virginia Tech President Tim Sands during the University Commencement ceremony.
Hugs for the new graduate
Hugs and congratulations for the new graduate.
Friends at commencement
This Hokie grad had a cheering section at the University Commencement ceremony.
Graduates at commencement
Graduates enjoy the University Commencement ceremony.
Photos with a graduate
Photos with the newest Virginia Tech graduate.
Hokie graduate
Families and friends celebrate with their Hokie grad.
Student waves
Students wave and process at the start of the Graduate School ceremony on Friday afternoon.
Andy Morikawa
Andy Morikawa, senior fellow with the School of Public and International Affairs’ Institute for Policy and Governance, spoke at the Graduate School commencement.
A new doctoral student receives her hood from her advisor.
A new doctoral student receives her hood from her advisor.
Students receiving their master's degrees share a laugh at the Graduate School ceremony
Students receiving their master's degrees share a laugh at the Graduate School ceremony.
President Tim Sands congratulates a master's degree recipient.
President Tim Sands congratulates a master's degree recipient.