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Commencement at Mary Baldwin University

Commencement 2024

Save the date for MBU’s graduation weekend when our community will celebrate the Class of 2024 and all their accomplishments. The university will hold two Commencement ceremonies:

May 18: Graduate Ceremony

  • MBU will hold Commencement for graduate students at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.
  • This includes: all Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences graduates; RN to BSN graduates; and MBA, MAT, MEd, MS, MLitt, and MFA graduates.

May 19: Undergraduate Ceremony

  • The ceremony for undergraduate students will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 19.
  • This includes: all BA, BS, and BSW graduates.


Both ceremonies will be held on Page Terrace in front of Grafton Library on the Staunton campus.

There will be unlimited, open seating for guests on Hunt Hill. Guests may want to consider bringing a picnic blanket to sit on.

Rain Location

In case of severe inclement weather, the rain location is at Cameron Hall* at Virginia Military Institute: 401 N. Main Street in Lexington. Get directions on Google maps here.

If the rain location will be used on Saturday or Sunday, graduating students will receive notification via text (sent through the BAM messaging system) and MBU email. A notification will also be posted on the MBU website. The timing for these communications will be at approximately 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the ceremony.

*Clear Bag Policy at Cameron Hall: All attendees (including MBU graduates, faculty, and staff) must follow VMI’s clear bag policy. View the clear bag policy here.

Check back often

Please check back often for further information; this page will be updated as Commencement details are released.

MBU Alumni Association

Be sure to visit the Alumni Association webpage to stay connected as you begin the next phase of your life.

Commencement 2024: FAQs

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