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2022 Commencement Ceremony Postponed

Silhouettes of many happy students in gowns throwing mortarboards in air

After careful consideration, the VGCC Executive Team has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2022 Commencement Ceremony until Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at 4:00pm. The primary rationale for this change was based on the high probability of multiple thunderstorms forecasted for Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. While the College does have a large indoor space in The Civic Center, the capacity is too small to allow a full graduation. We would have to severely limit the number of guests each graduate could bring, even at maximum capacity. The decision also took into account the lingering Covid concerns associated with large indoor gatherings as Covid cases are once again on the rise. The decision to reschedule the commencement ceremony was made out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, family members, faculty and staff.

The change in time of the ceremony in no way diminishes the outstanding accomplishments of each and every VGCC graduate. To you we say, CONGRATULATIONS and please accept our sincere apology for the inconvenience that this change has caused you and your family. Thank you for the grace you give to us in making this difficult decision.