Commencement dates for 2016 are Saturday, May 14 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus and Sunday, May 15 on the St. Thomas Campus.
Commencement provides graduating students and invited guests the opportunity to celebrate this special milestone. Students graduating in the fall and spring semesters take part in commencement, but participation is not required in order to graduate.
Albert A. Sheen Campus Class Speaker Angelina A. Haywood
St. Thomas Campus Class Speaker Nichole Etienne
The University of the Virgin Islands hosted its 2015 Commencement Ceremonies on Wednesday, May 13, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Thursday, May 14, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.
Everyone was encouraged to check out the Facebook photos, share commencement pictures, praise and congrats with #UVIgrads.
News Release - April 23, 2015 Edelman of the Children's Defense Fund to Speak at UVI Commencement; Renowned Virgin Islanders to Receive Honorary Degrees Lawyer, writer, activist and children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ 2015 Commencement Ceremonies. Joining Edelman in receiving UVI honorary degrees will be former Gov. Charles W. Turnbull and former educator Dr. Ruth Harrigan Beagles. - read the news release
News Release - May 8, 2015 UVI to Award More Than 260 Degrees at 2015 Commencement Ceremonies More than 100 degrees will be awarded on the Sheen Campus and more than 160 degrees will be awarded on the St. Thomas Campus. - read the news release
Photo Caption: 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 commencement speaker and Dr. Lawrence Wanlass, CVI’s first president.
UVI's Commencement Ceremonies are typically 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.
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
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
St. Croix Highlight Video
St. Thomas Highlight Video
Videos of both class speakers making their presentations - along with other Commencement highlights - are featured in the 2013 Commencement Video section below.
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.