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If you need information about lodging and dining accommodations, "The Complete Visitor's Guide" is available from the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau,

401 N. 3rd St.
Richmond, VA 23219. 
Call (804) 782-2777 or (888) 742-4666, or visit

Special Seating for Disabled

Special arrangements for disabled guests will be provided in the following locations in the Coliseum: Sections 24L, 26L, and 31L. Please enter the Coliseum at the 6th Street and 7th Street entrances to access these seating locations. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis.

All diplomas will be mailed from the Registrar’s Office after graduation. Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for receipt of your diploma.

Diploma Frames

Diploma frames designed and matted especially for VSU diplomas will be available through the VSU Campus Bookstore. For additional information visit the Bookstore or call (804) 524-5691.


Picture taking is prohibited in front of the Commencement stage and is restricted to the Virginia State University photographer, the media and employee(s) of Orrie Gaines Photography.  Orrie Gaines Photography are responsible for taking pictures as each candidate walks across the stage.   

A DVD of the Commencement Ceremony will be available for purchase at a cost of $25.00 by money order, cashier’s check or certified check payable to WVST/Virginia State University. The order form is included in this guide.  For more information please call Media Services at (804) 524-5381.


If you have any questions regarding the Commencement Ceremony, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (804) 524-5275.  For activities, please contact Student Activities at (804) 524-5645
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