Commencement 2019

Campus Events

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May 20 - Jul 5

Summer Session 4 (Online)

May 20

Olga Kern Masterclass
2 p.m.

In partnership with the Virginia Arts Festival, Artistic Director of the VAF Chamber Music series and Steinway Artist Olga Kern comes to the Joan and Macon Brock Theatre in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center to work with students and professionals from the area. This event is free and open to members of the community who wish to observe.
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May 28 - Jun 24

Summer Session 1

May 28 - Aug 16

Summer Session 2


Jun 21

Marlin Nation Orientation

Jun 24

Marlin Nation Orientation


Jul 8 - Aug 16

Summer Session 3

Jul 8 - Aug 23

Summer Session 5 (Online)

Jul 22 - 27

Sacred Music Summer Conference: A Worship & Arts Event

Virginia Wesleyan University's Sacred Music Summer Conference: A Worship & Arts Event, hosted by the Center for Sacred Music, will take place July 22-27, 2019.  This non-denominational event features instruction in worship, theology, music and the other arts, steeped in Wesley tradition of training minds and warming hearts. It offers continuing education opportunities for church musicians, worship leaders, music teachers, and all who are interested in the sacred arts (academic credit is available). For more information, view the event brochure or contact Sandi Billy, Director of The Center for Sacred Music, at 757.455-3376 or

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Aug 27

Transfer Student Orientation

Aug 28

Fall Semester Classes Begin


Sep 2

Labor Day (Classes Held)

Sep 5

Founders Day Convocation


Oct 4 - 6

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Oct 14 - 15

Fall Break


Nov 27 - 29

Thanksgiving Holiday


Dec 3

Port Day

Dec 8

December Graduates' Recognition Ceremony and Reception

Dec 11

Reading Day

Dec 11 - 17

Final Examinations


Jan 24

New Student Orientation

Jan 27

Spring Semester Classes Begin


Mar 16 - 20

Spring Break


Apr 3 - 4

Spring Alumni Weekend

Apr 13

Easter Monday Holiday

Apr 30

Port Day


May 1

Spring Honors Convocation and Academic Fair

May 6 - 12

Final Examinations

May 7

Reading Day

May 15

Baccalaureate Service
6 p.m.

May 16

Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

May 16

Commencement Ceremony
11 a.m.