Commencement dates for 2016 are Thursday, May 12 on the St. Thomas Campus and Friday, May 13 on the Albert A. Sheen 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.

2015 Commencement Highlights

Angelina A. Haywood Nichole Etienne
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. 

  • Marian Wright EdelmanNews 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

  • 2015 Commencement Program (PDF)

  • Photo Gallery

Class of 1965

The first graduation class of the College of the Virgin Islands (CVI) with the commencement speaker First Lady
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.

Live Broadcast

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.