Save the Dates: Commencement dates for 2015 are Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14.

2014 Commencement Highlights

Photo of 2014 Commencement Student Speakers Natalie Richardson on St. Thomas and Allison De Gazon on St. Croix

The University of the Virgin Islands hosted its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Commencement provides graduating students and invited guests the opportunity to celebrate this special milestone. Students graduating in the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014 take part in commencement, but participation is not required in order to graduate.

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St. Croix Highlight Video - 2014 St. Thomas Highlight Video - 2014

Information for Graduating Students,,,

Click this link for specific information for graduating students – applications deadlines, fees, diplomas, regalia, tickets, etc.

Photo of Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • News Release - April 21, 2014
    Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Speak at UVI Commencement
    Harvard Professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will give the keynote address at UVI's 2014 Commencement Ceremonies. Joining him as honorary doctorate recipients will be the Hon. Ron de Lugo and Horace Clarke. - read the news release 

  • Success Stories - May 12, 2014
    UVI to Graduate New Leaders
    UVI's 2014 graduates are set to take on the world. Engineering, nursing, education and music are just a few of the areas in which they excel.  - read some of their stories

  • News Release - May 16, 2014
    UVI to Award More than 300 Degrees on May 17, 18
    UVI will award degrees to more than 300 students at its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies on May 17, on St. Thomas, and May 18, on St. Croix. - read the news release

  • 2014 Commencement Program (PDF)

  • Feature Story - June 9, 2014
    UVI Class of 2014: Destined to Change the World
    At UVI Commencement Ceremonies in May, grads declared that they are ready for what lies ahead. - read more

Listen to Commencement 2014 Live

UVI's Commencement Ceremonies will be broadcast live by WUVI 1090 AM and Da Vybe 107.9 FM radio stations.
          Click these links to listen to either station's live audio stream via the Internet:  WUVI  |  Da Vybe

Special Needs Seating

UVI offers a special needs seating and parking area for our guests. Contact the Commencement Committee chair persons for further information.


2013 Commencement Highlights

Photo of STT and STX Commencement Speakers 2013
Videos of both class speakers making their presentations - along with other Commencement highlights - are featured in the 2013 Commencement Video section below.
St. Thomas Highlight VIdeo St. Croix Highlight Video

More than 220 degrees were awarded to St. Thomas Campus students on May 11, 2013. More than 120 degrees were awarded to Albert A. Sheen Campus students on May 12, 2013. Former U.S. Congressman, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and President of the NAACP Kweisi Mfume was the 2013 commencement keynote speaker. Class speakers were Linda Ritter on St. Thomas and Charnele M. Burton on St. Croix.

2013 Commencement Videos - View All  Archived Commencement Programs
Previous Keynote Speakers Previous Honorary Doctorate Recipients
  • Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 2014
  • Hon. Kweisi Mfume, 2013
  • Dr. Beverly Tatum, 2012
  • Dr. Johnetta Cole, 2011
  • Mr. Randall Robinson, 2010

    Keynote Speakers also receive
    UVI Honorary Doctorate Degrees
  • Hon. Ron de Lugo, 2014
  • Mr. Horace Clarke, 2014
  • Hon. Terence A. Todman, 2013
  • Mr. George F. Tyson, 2013
  • Dr. Alfred O. Heath, 2012
  • Hon. Donna M. Christensen, 2012
  • Mr. Ralph M. Paiewonsky, 1992

About UVI Honorary Degrees