Although recent events have changed the way VCU has traditionally celebrated graduation and the events leading up to it, it is still important to recognize our students many achievements. To celebrate this momentous occasion, students are invited to attend a virtual Grad Fair, a special graduation event.
Every semester, Grad Fair has provided a one-stop shop for everything graduation related. Due to health concerns, we aren’t able to host the grad fair in-person but it is currently being hosted virtually.
Through an online platform you can order:
- Your cap and gown
- VCU class ring (If you have already ordered your class ring, you should have received an email about the cancellation of the Ring Ceremony and new shipping arrangements. If you did not receive that email, please contact Allison Toney at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Commencement announcements
- Diploma frame
- And more!
Here’s more information about your graduation items:
Commencement regalia – Regalia prices, including cap, gown, hood and tassel are: bachelor set, $56.98; master set, $73.98; Ph.D./Ed.D. set, $108.98; and professional doctorate set, $59.98 (professional doctorate programs include D.P.T., D.D.S., Pharm.D., M.D., D.N.P and D.N.A.P). Tax is not included in these prices.
A fund has been established to provide relief for those who need financial assistance in purchasing regalia. Students may access the application for regalia assistance online. Applications will be accepted through April 3. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until they run out.
Honor cords and stoles - An honor cord signifies specific academic achievement or membership in a recognized academic honor group or society. More than one cord may be worn at the same time. You will be able to purchase these online at balfour.com/vcu. Once you begin your order, you will be able to select your cords and stoles under the options tab.
Baccalaureate degrees with honors are conferred in accordance with the following cumulative grade point averages:
- Cum laude: 3.30-3.59
- Magna cum laude: 3.60-3.89
- Summa cum laude: 3.90-4.00
These designations apply only to candidates who have completed 45 or more credit hours of coursework at VCU and have a cumulative VCU GPA of 3.30 or higher. Once the initial criteria is met, calculation of the GPA for honors determination is based on grades received for all courses taken for credit at VCU, as well as for credits accepted for transfer at VCU. If the calculated GPA falls below 3.30, the student is no longer eligible for Latin honors designation.
Access the online platform to purchase your items. When you checkout, enter the code “S VCU AA 35” to receive $35 off your class ring purchase.