SPCS Commencement

SPCS Commencement exercises were held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in the Robins Center Arena. The event was held in person without physical distancing for the first time since 2019. The ceremony was live streamed, and the event recording, along with photos and speeches, appear on this page.

Preparing for Commencement

Regalia Ordering

Graduation regalia ordering is handled online using the Commencement Regalia page. The deadline to order in time for Commencement is generally in February. Additional details will be posted as they are available.

Collect Your Regalia at the Graduation Celebration

The SPCS Alumni Association sponsors a Graduation Celebration & Regalia Pickup event each year. Graduating students are invited to meet the association board, collect their regalia and celebrate their upcoming graduation. Those unable to attend the event may collect regalia at the Weinstein Center starting at 7 a.m. the morning of Commencement.

Attend SPCS Night

Graduating students and a guest are invited to attend SPCS Night, our annual awards ceremony. Academic and service honors are awarded to graduating students during the event. Invitees receive invitations to attend about a month prior to the event. SPCS Night is held the Wednesday evening prior to Commencement.

Wearing Your Regalia

Graduating students who plan to attend the ceremony in-person should arrive by 7:30 a.m. Students may don their regalia after arriving, and robing assistance will be available.

Late Regalia Pickup

If you’ve not received your regalia, you may pick up your regalia Saturday morning starting at 7 a.m. before your ceremony. A team from the Spider Shop will set up onsite with regalia.

Reminders for Graduates

2022 SPCS Class Gift

It’s not too late for members of the SPCS Class of 2022 to contribute to the 2022 SPCS Class Gift. Each year, graduating SPCS students join together to contribute a class gift toward the SPCS Dean’s Impact Fund, which helps support scholarships and contingency funds for students and programs in need.

UROnline Alumni Directory

Once you’ve graduated, we encourage members of the Class of 2022 to create your profile on the University of Richmond alumni directory portal, UROnline. Creating a profile includes you in the SPCS Alumni Directory, where you can hide or make visible any information you’d like.

UROnline is how we stay connected to you, and how you can stay connected with your classmates and fellow graduates. We hope that you’ll keep your email address up-to-date to recieve updates from us. And it’s easy to activate your “email for life” after graduating — visit the Alumni SSO Portal to activate and manage your UR email address.