Undergraduate and master's degree students who will participate in graduation ceremonies this spring will have the opportunity to wear new commencement regalia featuring the university shield.

The new commencement gown is now available at the Virginia Tech bookstores, and students can view and purchase the new commencement apparel at the SENIORS MOVING ON event and at the University Bookstore’s 2007 Grad Fair.

Students may wear the new regalia during commencement ceremonies to be held on Friday, May 11 or they may chose to wear the plain black gown previously worn by graduates.

SENIORS MOVING ON, sponsored by the Student Alumni Associates of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, will be held at the Holtzman Alumni Center on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. In addition to regalia, students can purchase class rings and graduation announcements. There will also be free snacks, seminars, prizes, and giveaways.

The 2007 Grad Fair will be held at the University Bookstore on campus, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, and at the Volume II Bookstore in University Mall, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30 and Wednesday, Jan. 31. Regalia will be available for purchase, and students may view and order announcements, diploma frames, and other graduation items.

More information on commencement schedules can be found on the University’s Commencement website.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.


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