We are proud of your accomplishments! Attaining a degree or certificate took much persistence and dedication. We are glad you have achieved your academic and career goals. Please use the links on the left to find out what you need to do before, during, and after graduation!
Apply for Graduation:
Spring 2020 (and Summer if participating in the May ceremony): On-line graduation applications will be accepted between January 20 and March 13, 2020.
If you are walking in the ceremony in May, you will need to order and pay for your cap and gown. The deadline to purchase regalia is March 13, 2020. The cost is $38.56 + tax. Please visit www.vwcc.shopoakhalli.com to complete your purchase.
Diplomas Available - Fall 2019 graduates: January 29, 2020
Summer 2019 diplomas are still available for pick up in the Enrollment Center in Chapman Hall.
A student may submit a special request to to have a diploma mailed to them should circumstance prevent them from coming to campus to pick it up in person.
Catalog Year For Graduation
The Requirement Term (Catalog Year) to be used to determine graduation requirements is the one in effect at the time of the student's initial program placement into the plan, or any catalog thereafter, as long as the student has maintained an active status with the college.
In the event that there has been a break in a student's enrollment at the college resulting in discontinuation, the catalog in effect at the time of the student's re-admission into the plan, or any catalog thereafter, is the catalog that shall be in effect for the student. Following a three-year period of non-enrollment resulting in discontinuation, the student may only be re-admitted to those plans that are currently active. A student may not be re-admitted to a plan which has been inactivated.
In the event that a student remains in an active status with the college, but their plan of study becomes inactive, the student will be notified of their options and the time period required for completing the degree.
The catalog used for certifying graduation shall have been in effect no more than five years prior to the time of graduation.
Students may be eligible to graduate with multiple degrees and certificates if the content of the curricula differ from one another by at least 25%. Specific curriculum conflicts can be found here. Please contact the appropriate School Dean or the Registrar with questions regarding the awarding of multiple degrees.
Students are not eligible to earn more than one degree in the same curriculum. For example, students who earn degrees in a curriculum with a specialization (i.e., an A.S. in Science with a specialization in Health Science) will not be eligible to receive a second degree in the same curriculum (i.e., an A.S. in Science).
Students completing an Associate Degree or Certificate (excluding Career Studies) at VWCC will be eligible for honors as follows:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.2 - cum laude
- Cumulative GPA of 3.5 - magna cum laude
- Cumulative GPA of 3.8 - summa cum laude
Graduation honors are reflected on the student's academic transcript and diploma.
Location: Chapman Hall C107
3094 Colonial Ave. SW
Roanoke, VA 24015