BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 13, 2007 – Approximately 2,500 students will be honored Friday, Dec. 14 for completing their academic degrees at the end of the summer and fall terms as Virginia Tech holds its 2007 Fall Commencement ceremonies on the Virginia Tech campus.
Students, parents, faculty, staff, and guests who seek detailed information relating to the event should visit the 2007 Fall Commencement website.
Undergraduate students will be recognized at the University Commencement Ceremony held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum. Associate’s degrees will be conferred to two students, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred to approximately 1,063 students completing the fall term, and an additional 7 associate’s degree and 448 bachelor’s degrees will be conferred to students who completed their degree during Summer Session.
The Graduate School Ceremony will follow from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., also in Cassell Coliseum. At that ceremony, 296 master’s, 10 Ed.S., and 60 Ph.D. degrees, along with nine graduate certificates, will be conferred to students who completed their graduate programs at the end of Summer Session. In addition, approximately 493 master's, 3 Ed.S., 13 Ed.D., and 189 Ph.D. degrees, along with 13 graduate certificates, will be conferred to students completing graduate programs at the end of the fall term. In all, it is anticipated that 1,088 graduate students will be recognized.
E. Scott Geller, Alumni Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology in the College of Science, will deliver the keynote address at the University Commencement Ceremony. Michael F. Hochella, Jr., University Distinguished Professor of Geosciences in the College of Science, will deliver the Graduate School Ceremony address.
Families and guests attending the University Commencement Ceremony are encouraged to be seated by 10:15 a.m. The procession of students and faculty will begin promptly at 10:40 a.m. Those attending the Graduate School Ceremony are asked to be seated by 2:15 p.m. The procession of students and faculty will begin at 2:45 p.m.
Should the university close due to inclement weather, these ceremonies would also be cancelled. Please refer to the university homepage for up-to-date information. The Virginia Tech Commencement Hotline is (540) 231-3208.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.