The AB Experience: Three Important Life Lessons
John E. Dooley ‘76
Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.
If you’ve missed the ceremonies, you can watch them again by visiting Alderson Broaddus University on YouTube.
Find below all information pertaining to pre-commencement events and the commencement ceremony.
|Graduate Fair||Wed., April 21, 2021||Campus Center||10 AM - 2 PM|
|Commencement Service||Sat., May 8, 2021||Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center - 444 West Pike Street, Clarksburg WV 26301||TBD|
Tickets will be required for any guests attending commencement at the Robinson Grand. Click here for Commencement Ticketing Information
Can’t make Alderson Broaddus University’s Spring 2021 Commencement Celebration? You can watch this year’s ceremonies live online. The live stream for the Commencement Ceremony for the 150th Year will be available beginning at 9:00 AM (eastern time) on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
If you have questions about the successful completion of your academic requirements for graduation, or if you have concerns regarding your eligibility to participate in commencement exercises, please contact your academic advisor immediately.
Special Instructions for Graduates:
The executive vice president for academic affairs will say, “Mr. President, I present the members of the graduating class who are candidates for their respective degrees.” At this point, the class will rise as a group. After the president responds, all graduates except the first row will be seated. Graduating men should put on their caps and leave them on throughout the remainder of the ceremony. The first row, which has remained standing, will proceed immediately to the steps of the stage on their right in single file. In turn, hand the card to the executive vice president for academic affairs and remain in place until your name is announced. Proceed to walk, in front of the podium, towards the president, grasp your diploma with your left hand, and extend your right hand to receive congratulations. Descend the left-hand steps and return to your seat. When only three graduates in the first row remain to receive diplomas, the second row will stand and proceed to the right-hand steps as the first row had done. Other rows will proceed likewise until all graduates receive their diplomas. At the direction of the senior class president, seniors will move their tassels from the right side of the mortarboards to the left side.
The Academic Recession:
After the Alma Mater, we will move into the recessional in the following order: graduates will be led from the venue by the faculty marshals; the platform participants will exit the stage.
- Commencement May 8, 2021 – Graduates will report to the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center one (1) hour prior to the ceremony. The order of march for Commencement is graduates and platform participants.
Please address questions to Ms. Anna Marsh (304.457.6201).
Must I wear regalia at the graduation ceremony?
Where can I order regalia?
When will regalia be available for pick up?
What is academic regalia?
Can I wear honor cords, stoles, medallions, etc.?
What if I am receiving more than one degree?
Directions to Venues and Campus Map:
Will a recording of the ceremony be available online?
History of Traditions
Welcome to the Alderson Broaddus University Alumni Association!
Upon receiving your degree from Alderson Broaddus University, you will automatically become a member of the Alderson Broaddus University Alumni Association. There are no fees required to belong to this Association.
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