Commencement Page

UVI 60th Commencement Ceremonies

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View the Live Broadcast

Commencement provides graduating seniors and invited guests the opportunity to celebrate this special milestone. The ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube, Facebook,Twitter, and DaVybe Radio.

Tune in on May 9 and 10 at 1 pm AST.
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eisha Lance Bottoms

Keynote Speaker: Keisha Lance Bottoms

Keisha Lance Bottoms, former mayor of Atlanta, who previously served as senior advisor and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, will be the keynote speaker at the UVI’s 60th Commencement Ceremonies on May 9 and 10 at 1pm AST, on St. Thomas and St. Croix, respectively.  
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Honorary Degree Recipients

The University of the Virgin Islands is proud to welcome our Honorary Degree recipients to our campuses.
Theron and Timothy Thomas

Theron and Timothy Thomas

Doctor of Humane Letters
Hailing from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Theron and Timothy Thomas are the dynamic sibling duo known as "R City." Their lyrical prowess caught the attention of the world’s leading recording artists.  Read more
Caroline F. Fawkes

Caroline F. Fawkes

Doctor of Humane Letters
Hailing from Fredericksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caroline Felicia Fawkes made history as the first female to pilot the U.S. Army’s C23 Sherpa airplane and the first female state aviation officer in the Army National Guard. Read more
Vice President Kamala Harris

Commencement Message

Watch U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris address the Class of 2024
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Nurse Pinning Ceremony

The University of the Virgin Islands’ Nurse Pinning Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 7, from 5 p.m. in the LaVerne E. Ragster Administration and Conference Center on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas. Watch the live Broadcast!
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Students at Graduation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Commencement is an exciting time for us all! Here you can find answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

Commencement Program Booklet

The Commencement booklet is available electronically for students, faculty, staff, parents, and the wider community to view.

Online Flipbook PDF Version



UVI 2024 Graduation Invitations

Click any of the images below to view the printable invitation for each campus.

Graduate Success Stories

Every UVI graduate has a unique story. Read some of the success stories from the graduating Class of 2024
William Steger, Jr.
Thriving on the Courts and Off
At the University of the Virgin Islands, William Steger, Jr., Guard for the UVI men’s basketball team, found not only a new home but also a pathway to pursue his passion for basketball and entrepreneurship. 
Tamia Grant
Reaching for the Stars at UVI
Tamia Grant always gravitated toward science and mathematics in her studies and focused on advanced Placement and honors studies while attending high school in St. Croix.

Celestial Dazle
A Journey through Education and Growth
Born and raised on St. Thomas, Dazle’s academic career was fueled by her determination and drive for personal fulfillment both mentally and physically.
Nadege Barber
It Takes a Village
Encouraged to dream big and aim high, shortly after moving to the Virgin Islands she decided to attend the University of the Virgin Islands after being spurred by a positive influence, Jana Austrie, a staff member at the University.


Special Needs Seating

UVI offers a special needs seating and parking area for our guests. Contact the following Commencement Committee chairpersons for further information:

Orville E. Kean Campus Commencement Committee – Chair Gail Steele

Albert A. Sheen Campus Commencement Committee –Chair Toi MatthewsCo-Chair Dr. Paul Flemming , Co-Chair Judy James and Co-Chair Zeldon Hicks


The first graduation class of the College of the Virgin Islands (CVI) with the commencement speaker First Lady

First Graduation Class

The first graduation class of the College of the Virgin Islands (CVI) with First Lady "Lady Bird" Johnson (President Lyndon B. Johnson’s wife) who was the commencement speaker and Dr. Lawrence Wanlass, CVI’s first president.