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Visitor Information


If you need information about lodging and dining accommodations, please check out the Petersburg visitors guide website, call (804) 733-2400, the Colonial Heights visitors guide website, call (804) 518-0638.

Special Seating for Disabled

Special arrangements for disabled guests will be provided. One family member may sit in the Special Seating area with the family member. Please notify an usher and the family member will be directed to the Special Seating area. 


Diplomas will be mailed out by the Registrar’s Office 3 to 6 weeks after commencements.

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. Pictures can be purchased online two weeks after commencement off the VSU website.


If you have any questions regarding the Commencement Ceremony, please contact the following individuals;
Ms. Anita Wynn: Provost Office (804) 524-3269 (General Commencement questions)
Registrar’s Office: Transcripts and grade (804) 524-5275

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