President at Commencement

Commencement Ceremonies

Virtual Commencement Home

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.

Caps and Gown Orders


Commencement Regalia Deadline 2022

Prospective Graduates:

The last day to submit measurements of regalia is Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Faculty and Staff: 

The last day to submit orders and payments is Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Beginning Wednesday, March 16, all Graduates, Faculty, and Staff orders will incur an additional $75 for express shipping and handling fee.

For more specific information about graduating students' applications, deadlines, fees, diplomas, regalia, tickets, etc., please click this link.


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 following Commencement Committee chairpersons for further information:

St. Thomas Campus Commencement Committee – Chair Gail Steele

Albert A. Sheen Campus Commencement Committee – Chair Dr. Paul Flemming  and Chair Nereida Washington



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 the commencement speaker and Dr. Lawrence Wanlass, CVI’s first president.