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Congratulations Class of 2016!

Congratulations on your educational accomplishments. VHCC is honoring the Class of 2016 with two commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 13 in Joseph P. Johnson Grand Hall of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.

The first ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. The doors of the Grand Hall will open for guest seating at 4:00 p.m.

The second ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. The doors of the Grand Hall will open for guest seating at 6:30 p.m. To alleviate traffic congestion, graduates and guests attending this ceremony are encouraged to delay their arrival until 6:30 p.m.

Please help us make this a memorable occasion for you and your guests by reviewing the checklist below and sharing it with those who plan to celebrate this special evening with you.  If you have questions, please contact Student Services at (276) 739-2438 or

  1. Determine Which Ceremony to Attend & Confirm Your Plans by Friday, May 6. 
  2. Order Invitations
  3. Confirm Your Plans to Attend the Graduation Celebration by Friday, May 6 
  4. Pick up Academic Regalia 
  5. Review 2016 Graduation Preparation Guidelines 
  6. Attend Graduation Practice 
  7. Review Important Graduation Day Reminders
  8. Order a VHCC Graduation DVD
  9. Order Graduation Photographs 

All graduates also are required to complete the Graduating Student Questionnaire.
The deadline for completing the questionnaire is May 13.



Last updated: 5/16/2016 5:00:51 PM