University of the Virgin Islands Class of 2020 Online Ceremony Invitation

Members of the media are invited to cover the University of the Virgin Islands Fifty-Sixth Annual Commencement Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, virtually. This online commencement ceremony will be a first for the University and will feature the 2020 graduates from the Albert A. Sheen and the St. Thomas Campuses.

UVI Alumnus, U.S. Inspector General of the Small Business Administration and accomplished financier Hannibal “Mike” Ware will be the keynote speaker and receive a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree from the University. Ware holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from UVI. The University will also bestow an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, to Dr. Eugene “Doc” Petersen -- a native Virgin Islands cultural icon from the island of St. Croix and a popular talk-show host and musician.

Commencement will be live streamed on UVI’s YouTube Channel -, Facebook and Twitter. For more information and for quick links to the ceremony visit UVI’s website - or see this direct link to the commencement page


What:             UVI’s First Virtual Commencement

When:             Friday, Dec. 11, 2020

Time:              1 p.m.

Where:           Facebook Livestream and YouTube Channel

Contact:         UVI Public Relations Office (340) 693-1059 or via email at