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Commencement 2014 Schedule

Commencement is filled with activities, events, and ceremonies to recognize the accomplishments of Radford University's graduates and to celebrate with their friends, families, and others in the Radford University community. To find the location of buildings, view the campus map.

Due to predicted severe weather in the afternoon, the main ceremony will be condensed to approximately 30-45 minutes.

Friday, May 9

U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Commissioning Ceremony
10 a.m.-noon | Hurlburt Center Auditorium
Contact: Patricia Buchanan, pbuchanan4@radford.edu or (540) 831-5288

College of Education and Human Development Information Session
12:45-1:30 p.m. | Dedmon Center

Doctor of Physical Therapy Pinning Ceremony
1-3 p.m. | Heth Hall Room 014
(Students may bring up to four guests each.)

School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
1-3:30 p.m. | Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony
5-7 p.m. | Demon Center
Contact: Laura Jacobsen, ljacobsen@radford.edu or (540) 831-6344

Multicultural Congratulatory Ceremony (formerly Donning of the Kente)
7:30-9 p.m. | Hurlburt Center Auditorium
Contact: Center for Diversity and Inclusion, diverse@radford.edu or (540) 831-5765

Saturday, May 10

Information Center
7:30 a.m. - conclusion of events | Moffett Lawn
Radford University staff will be available to offer assistance, provide directions, distribute commencement programs and assist with disability / accessibility accommodations. Also, tune in to Radford University's Public Radio Station, WVRU on 89.9 FM and www.wvru.org for commencement related updates.

Shuttle Bus Service
7:30 a.m.-30 minutes after last event ends
The free Radford Transit shuttle bus will stop at area hotels (listed below) and various parking lots on campus.

Tyler Avenue Shuttle Stops

Best Western
La Quinta Inn
Comfort Inn
Super 8

Campus Shuttle Stops
Ingles Hall
Tyler Hall
Lot A (between Martin and Porterfield halls)
Lot E
Cupp Stadium/Dedmon Center

Food Service
7:30 a.m.-conclusion of events | Moffett Lawn, Starbucks

Bookstore Open
8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Dalton Hall

Student Processional Line-up
9 a.m.
Processional linup map
A. College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
Peters Hall side of Pocahontas and Bolling
B. College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Fairfax Hall side of Ingles Hall
C. College of Business and Economics
Fairfax Hall side of Ingles hall (after CGPS)
D. College of Education and Human Development
Tyler Avenue/Fairfax St. corner of Ingalls Hall
E. College of Science and Technology
Tyler Avenue side of Ingles Hall
F. College of Visual and Performing Arts
Tyler Avenue side of Ingles Hall and Draper Hall
G. Waldron College of Health and Human Service
Tyler Avenue side of Draper Hall

Faculty Processional Line-up
9:30 a.m. | Between Draper and Moffett halls

Procession
10 a.m. | Moffett Lawn

Commencement Ceremony
10:30 a.m. | Moffett Lawn

College Ceremonies
30 minutes after main ceremony
College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
Moffett Lawn
College of Business and Economics
College of Business and Economics building, Tyler side
Waldron College of Health and Human Services
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Sculpture Court
College of Science and Technology
McConnell Library
College of Education and Human Development
Dedmon Center

The college ceremonies provide an opportunity for each graduate to be recognized individually, process across the stage, shake hands, and receive best wishes from the college dean and faculty. A professional photographer will also capture the moment. Proofs and order forms will be mailed to graduates. If you are unsure which college ceremony to attend, refer to the list of majors. Please see the campus map.

Broadcasting

A live stream of the main Saturday ceremony will be available on the Radford.edu homepage.