Commencement

Our graduates have a lot to be proud of and we are going to celebrate! 

Graduates are invited, along with friends, family, faculty and staff, to gather in person as we collectively recognize the accomplishments and confer the degrees of the class of 2022.

Health Professions Commencement and Pinning Ceremonies

Friday, May 13, 2022
2 p.m. Commencement
4 p.m. Pinning
Middletown Campus

Commencement

Saturday, May 14, 2022
11 a.m.
Middletown Campus

Health Professions Commencement and Pinning Ceremonies – Friday, May 13, 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022
2 p.m. Commencement
4 p.m. Pinning
Middletown Campus

Students receiving the following degrees should plan to attend the ceremony on Friday, May 13: 

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Professions Specialization
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Registered Nursing
  • Registered Nursing Advanced Placement Option for LPNs
  • Surgical Technology
  • Health Information Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation

Certificate Programs:

  • Health Science
  • Medical Administrative Assistant, Transcription, and Scribe
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Paramedic
  • Practical Nursing

Career Studies Certificates:

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Healthcare Technology Specialist
  • Hospital Facility Coding
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pre-Allied Health

Commencement – Saturday, May 14, 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022
11 a.m.
Middletown Campus

Students receiving the following degrees should plan to attend the ceremony on Saturday, May 14:

Associate of Applied Science 

  • Accounting
  • Cybersecurity
  • Early Childhood Development
  • General Engineering Technology – Civil Engineering Technology
  • General Engineering Technology – Computer-Aided Drafting Technology
  • General Engineering Technology – Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • General Engineering Technology – Technical Operations
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Management
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Technical Studies

Associate of Arts and Sciences

  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • General Studies – Administration of Justice Specialization
  • General Studies – Communications Specialization
  • General Studies – Human Services Specialization
  • General Studies – Recreation and Outdoor Leadership Specialization with Therapeutic Recreation Focus
  • General Studies – Recreation and Outdoor Leadership Specialization
  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts – Fine Arts Specialization
  • Liberal Arts

Associate of Science

  • Engineering
  • Science – Agriculture Science Specialization
  • Science – Computational & Data Science Specialization
  • Science – Computer Science Specialization
  • Science – Cybersecurity Engineering Specialization
  • Science – Forensic Science Specialization
  • Science

Certificate Programs:

  • Administration of Justice
  • General Education
  • Legal Administration

Career Studies Certificates:

  • Advanced Early Childhood Development
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Basic Electronics Technician
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Science Generalist
  • Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Drafting
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Business
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician – Basic
  • Nature and Outdoor Photography
  • Networking Specialist
  • Personal Training and Group Exercise Leadership
  • Practical Electrical Technician
  • Recreation and Outdoor Leadership
  • Small Business Management
  • Software Development
  • Supervision
  • Technology Essentials

Reserve Tickets (required for all guests)

All events will take place outside (rain or shine) at the Middletown Campus, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA.

Each graduate ​can reserve five electronic tickets for the seated area. Graduates can also reserve five electronic tickets for the general admission area.

Commencement Ceremonies

Pinning Ceremonies – Friday, May 13 at 4 p.m.

 

Graduate Arrival and Check-In

Friday, May 13 – Graduates should plan to arrive at 12:30 p.m. and enter the college through the Toxopeus Welcome Center. Once inside, you will be directed to check in.

Saturday, May 14 – Graduates should plan to arrive at 9:30 a.m. and enter the college through the Toxopeus Welcome Center. Once inside, you will be directed to check in.

Cap and Gown

Graduates must purchase cap and gowns from the college bookstore. Purchase your cap and gown and more before May 13 here.

Diploma

Diploma’s will be mailed to each graduate 6 weeks from the date of Commencement. Extra Laurel Ridge diploma covers will be available at the commencement ceremonies or can be requested by emailing [email protected].

Parking

Parking lots on campus during the ceremonies are open and free for guest parking.  Accessible and special-assistance parking is available.

Accessible and special-assistance parking is available. Request an Accessible Parking Pass by emailing [email protected].

Photography

A professional photographer will attempt capture as many graduates walking off the stage as possible (though a photograph of every graduate cannot be guaranteed). Photos will be posted online and available for download at no cost.

Guest Seating

  • Guests should enter the college through the Toxopeus Welcome Center at the front of Cornerstone Hall. View the Middletown Campus Map. 
  • Guests will be permitted to enter the commencement ceremony area one hour before the start of the ceremony.
  • Anyone not seated by the time the processional begins will need to wait until the graduates are on the field before being admitted.
  • Seated Tickets: Guests will be directed to the ceremony site where ushers will assist them to the chairs provided
  • General Admission Tickets: Bring your own seats or blanket. Guests will be directed to the ceremony site where ushers will escort them to the general admission area.

Faculty, Platform Party, and Board Members

  • Friday, May 13 – Arrive at 1 p.m. and proceed to rooms 601/602/603 in Cornerstone Hall
  • Saturday, May 14 – Arrive at 10 a.m. and proceed to rooms 601/602/603 in Cornerstone Hall
  • Light refreshments will be offered.
  • Faculty Regalia: If you need regalia for the ceremony, please place your order with the bookstore by May 1.

Covid-19 Prevention

As of March 14, 2022, face coverings are optional for all students, employees, and guests at all of our locations. Please keep in mind that anyone who still wants to wear a mask is encouraged to do so. While masks will become optional, we will continue to support other mitigation strategies such as increased air flow, enhanced cleaning, and plexiglass barriers where requested. Learn more here.

Read Congratulation Messages

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Sam Dillender

April 6, 2022

Congratulations on a job well done! Good luck with all your future endeavors!

McKenzie Ross

April 4, 2022

Congratulations!!

Melissa Gerald

April 4, 2022

We are SO PROUD of you!! Here is to continuing your journey at Liberty University!!

Love, Da, Momma & Lee Lee

Justin Peddle

April 4, 2022

We’re so proud of all you have accomplished! Keep reaching for the stars!
Love,
Mom and Dad

Grandad & Grandma hill

March 31, 2022

Congrats Libby Sue We are so proud of you, Grandad & Grandma

Sydney Backstrom

March 31, 2022

Hello Sydney! Congratulations on finally finishing college. I know it sucks but u did it and almost got a 4.0 GPA LIKE ME !!! Love,

EMILY ELIZABETH BACKSTROM AKA THE BEST SISTER EVER LOL ROFL LMAO LOVE U

Sallie Roland

March 31, 2022

Libby,
Mom, Dad & Chase are so proud of you. You are going to be an amazing teacher. Congratulations!!! Love you to the moon and back…

Savannah Hyers

March 29, 2022

Never give on your dreams, ever if it’s hard at first it will always work out in the end!

Samuel Nakai

March 28, 2022

By limitations of humanity, there’s never enough time to do everything – so do what you can and accept the rest with humility.

Alyssa Walters

March 28, 2022

Alyssa, you made it! All of the hurdles you had to climb are behind you and your future is so bright? During school, you birthed your first child and lost your dad to terminal cancer. You got married and moved on your own. You Fought! You Struggled! And you Persevered! Daddy is smiling down upon you from Heaven and telling you to break TWO legs! BUG! We are SO Proud! – Love Mom

Savannah Hyers

March 28, 2022

Never give up even if it get hard!

Jonathan Woodbury

March 22, 2022

I’m so proud of the young man you are becoming, thoughtful, kind, strategic, focus, innovative and resilient. You continue to thrive in your academic endeavors. I’m so proud of all your scholastic accomplishments.

Love Mommy

Shawnna Roman

March 4, 2022

Congratulations