School of Social Work

No. 28 M.S.W. Program in the U.S.

2020 School of Social Work Commencement; purple background with confetti dropping

In this unprecedented time, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is holding a Commencement ceremony unlike any other – a virtual celebration of our graduating students via a live Facebook stream.

On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff, the school cordially invites everyone – graduates and students, family and friends, and alumni and community partners – to watch, comment and share photos as we honor our graduates for their accomplishments. Use the hashtags #SSW2020 and #OneVCU when you post on social media.

When: 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2020
Where: The virtual ceremony, streamed live on the school’s Facebook page, is now archived and available for viewing. It is also archived on YouTube.
Who: Celebrating 1 Ph.D. graduate, 171 M.S.W. graduates and 117 B.S.W. gradates
Program:flip-through and searchable version; an accessible and print-friendly version; and an accessible and mobile-friendly version. 
Contact: or (804) 828-1030
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University Commencement

Virtual ceremony: VCU will be launching a site at 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, that includes a short speech from President Rao and all the college and school deans, slides of graduates, and a live social feed. Details

  • Commencement program: A PDF of the university program will be available to download May 8.
  • Degree conferral: Degrees will post to students’ records on Tuesday, May 26. Degrees will not appear on academic transcripts until this date.
  • Diplomas: Will be mailed beginning Monday, June 22, to the address provided during graduation checkout. To receive their diplomas, students must meet all financial obligations to the university.

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