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UVI Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 12 – 13

UVI will host its 2016 Commencement Ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, on the St. Thomas Campus. The Commencement Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. 

Details on Commencement related information can be found below:

Diplomas:

  • Diplomas will be distributed during Commencement as you cross the stage. 

 
Caps and Gowns:

  • St. Thomas Campus – Candidates may pick up academic regalia at the University Bookstore during regular business hours May 2 through May 9.
  • Sheen Campus – Candidates may pick up academic regalia at the University’s bookstore from Thursday, May 5, 2016 through Thursday, May 12, 2016 between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

 
 Participation:

  • Only students who have met all graduation requirements can participate in the Commencement Ceremony. All undergraduate students must have completed all required classes in their major with a minimum grade of (C) and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 and above.
  • All graduate students must have completed all required classes in their major with a minimum grade of (B) and a cumulative 3.00 GPA. Graduate students are allowed the maximum of two (C) grades.
  • Rehearsal is mandatory.

Commencement Invitations and Tickets:

St. Thomas Campus – Each candidate for graduation will receive one printed Invitation and eight tickets.

Sheen Campus – Each candidate for graduation will receive four printed invitations and eight tickets may be picked up at the locations below.

  • Monday, April 25 to Thursday May 12, 9 a.m. - noon. Research and Extension Center (next to the Great Hall), St. Croix
  • Tuesday, May 10, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Administration and Conference Center (ACC 203), St. Thomas
  • Wednesday, May 11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Administration and Conference Center (ACC 203), St. Thomas 

Additional Invitations may be printed from the on-line University Commencement page.

Students are required to satisfy all university obligations before receiving tickets and Invitations.  The following must be completed before ticket/Invitation distribution: 

  • Financial Aid Exit Interview (Loan Recipients Only)
    • Loan recipients will receive communication from the Financial Aid Office with specific instructions. 
  • Graduating Senior Exit Survey
    • Only Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree candidates are required to complete this survey.  An email with instructions including dates and location will be circulated from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning.  
  • Alumni Affairs Exit Interview
    • Visit the Office of Institutional Advancement (340) 693-1607 any day between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.           

Though representatives from the Financial Aid and Institutional Advancement Offices will be on hand to assist where possible, students are encouraged to complete obligations beforehand, as instructed. 

 Rehearsal:

  • Monday, May 9, 2016 at 3 p.m. - St. Thomas, Sports and Fitness Center (SFC)
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. - St. Croix, next to The Great Hall
  • Rehearsal is mandatory.

 
Additional Information:

Will be sent to your UVI email address.

For more information please call the Registrar's Office at (340) 693-1160 or the Associate Registrar at (340) 692-4103.