Convocation Weekend Events for 2016

 

Friday, May 13

4 p.m.
University Commencement Ceremony, Pavilion (5/11/16 updated, location change due to inclement weather)


The ceremony will now take place in the Pavilion at 4 pm with a live simulcast in the Jake Nevin Field House, as well as Bartley Hall and Driscoll Hall. Seats in these locations are first come, first served. The University Commencement Ceremony will also be broadcast via a live webcast which can be accessed from any computer or mobile device.

6-9 p.m.
President's Reception for Graduates and Guests, Connelly Center

 

Saturday, May 14

10 a.m.
College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony, Campus Green
Diploma Distribution to follow, Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER).The Convocation Ceremony will last approximately 1 ½ hours followed by light refreshments in the CEER building for diploma distribution.

Note: In the event of Convocation cancellation on Saturday, Engineering diplomas will be available for pick up in CEER from 10:00 AM until Noon. Diplomas not picked up will be mailed by the Registrar’s Office following Commencement Weekend.

Where to report

  • Graduates should report to the Oreo side of Corr Hall no later than 9:15 AM in full academic regalia.  Please note that heavy traffic is expected all day around the university.
  • Group pictures by major will be taken during the procession line-up. Please be prompt!
  • Graduates names will be read at this event and professional individual photos will be taken. 
  • A recording of the event will be made available after the Convocation.  

4:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass, Campus Green

 

 

Presentation of the Farrell Award

The Farrell Award was established in 1975 in memory of Rev. William F. Farrell, O.S.A. in order to recognize a full-time engineering faculty or engineering staff member with at least three years of service who has demonstrated personal concern for students and exceptional dedication and service to the College. The recipient of this award is chosen by a vote of the senior undergraduate students in engineering, approved by the Dean of Engineering, and is awarded at the Convocation Ceremony. After winning candidates are not eligible for five years.

 

 

Presentation of the Teaching Award

The College of Engineering Teaching Award was established in 2014 in order to recognize a full-time engineering faculty member with at least three years of service who has demonstrated innovation in the classroom, excellent student learning outcomes, and advancement to the field of engineering education. The recipient of this award is chosen by a vote of the senior undergraduate students in engineering, approved by the Department Chairs and the Dean of Engineering, and is awarded at the Recognition Ceremony. After winning candidates are not eligible for five years.

Get Commencement Text Updates and Announcements!

Villanova University offers a complimentary text system for Commencement 2016 updates. The system will provide guests with text messages regarding parking and traffic, as well as notification should any Commencement events be moved or canceled due to weather or an unexpected circumstance. Registration is quick and easy- just text VU GRAD to 411912.  You will not receive a confirmation text, but you will be enrolled. 

Please note that this service is designed to be used only in the case of urgent Commencement messages. Numbers will be purged following Commencement 2016.