Graduation 2024

Graduation 2024 - Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.

Joan Perry Brock Center - #60, Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

Link for the Graduation Information Session recording from April 9th, 5pm: Information

2024 Commencement Ceremony Live Video: 

Attention Graduates:

As we approach the culmination of your academic journey at Southside Virginia Community College, we want to ensure that your graduation ceremony is a memorable and safe experience for everyone involved. In light of health and safety guidelines, we are implementing certain measures to maintain a secure environment during the event.

Please note the following details regarding ticketing for the graduation ceremony:

  1. Ticket Requirement: In adherence to safety protocols, no entry will be permitted without a ticket obtained from a graduate. Each graduate has been allocated a limit of six tickets to distribute to their guests. (An email was sent to the graduates’ MySVCC email account from the ticketing system at Longwood - Joan Perry Brock Center.  The email contains specific directions on obtaining tickets which can be printed with a barcode or electronic with a barcode.) 
  2. Ticket Guarantee: While possessing a ticket ensures entry to the venue, it does not guarantee a seat. Seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage all attendees to arrive promptly to secure their preferred seating.
  3. Ticket Claim DeadlineAll tickets must be claimed by Monday, May 6th. It is imperative that you obtain your tickets within this timeframe to avoid any inconvenience or disappointment.

We understand that these measures may present some challenges, but please understand that they are essential to prioritize the health and safety of all attendees. By adhering to these guidelines, we can ensure a smooth and secure graduation ceremony for everyone involved.

If you have any questions or concerns about the ticketing process, please do not hesitate to email

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you and your guests.

Tickets will be required for all guests attending Graduation 2024.  Graduates will receive an email from the ticketing system at Longwood - Joan Perry Brock Center.  The email will give specific directions on obtaining the tickets which can be printed with a barcode or electronic with a barcode.  Tickets are limited to 6 per graduate and will need to be presented at the door to enter Graduation.  Tickets are free.

Ticket Info 2024

Ceremony Information

The Graduation ceremony will be held on the campus of Longwood University on Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place in the Joan Perry Brock Center (see yellow star). All Graduates will go to the check-in tent in front of Willett Hall and then assemble in Willett Hall Gymnasium (see green star) for the processional. 

Bag Policy

Only bags that are smaller than 14 inches long, 14 inches tall and 6 inches wide are permitted at Joan Perry Brock Center and all bags are subject to search upon entering the arena. No luggage and no bags or backpack larger than the permitted size will be allowed. Joan Perry Brock Center reserved the right to refuse items which may cause a danger or disruption to the event or to other guests, or which are in breach of building policies and/or the list of prohibited items. Any guest who declines to be searched or is in possession of prohibited items may be denied entry or ejected from Joan Perry Brock Center.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Spring 2023 - March

Summer 2023 - June 

Fall 2023 - October 

Apply for Graduation

  • SVCC Cap and Gown Information

    Academic Regalia will be available for purchase at both campus Bookstores beginning Friday, March 8.  However, please call the Bookstore before coming to make a purchase of cap and gowns.

    Store Hours -   Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

    Phone number is:  434-736-2021 (Keysville) or 434-949-1023 (Alberta)

    Cap and Gown Information
    Cap and gowns for students will be available for sale at each campus Bookstore. Additionally, there is a link on each campus Bookstore site ( to place orders online. To march in the processional, all students must wear full academic regalia which includes, the cap, gown, hood and tassel.  The cap, gown and tassel come in a set and the hood is purchased separately.  Individual prices for the cap and tassel only are for students who want an extra as a keepsake.

    Cap, Gown and tassel set - $45.00
    Hood - $33.50 (required - must purchase separately)
    Cap only - $8.50
    Tassel only - $5.00

  • Diplomas

    Diplomas will be mailed to you in late June.  Dual Enrollment diplomas will be mailed later due to graduation dates at your high school.  Be sure to check your mailing address online to make certain it is correct.

  • Contacts for Information

    Contacts for Information:

    PTK - Shayna Kendall Maxey,

    PTK -  Caitlin Maloney,

    Student Services - Leslie Perkins,

    Christanna Campus Bookstore - Amy Burton,

    Daniel Campus Bookstore - Angie Price,

    Registrar/Admissions - Shana Dix,

    Graduation Ceremony Coordination - Cindy Mason,

  • Graduation Schedule

    Southside Virginia Community College
    2024 Graduation
    Saturday, May 11, 2024, 9:30 a.m.
    Longwood University
    Joan Perry Brock Center
    Farmville, VA 23901

    TIME SCHEDULE:  Everyone will assemble in assigned rooms between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m.  The processional will march at 9:30 a.m. sharp!

    8:00 a.m. - Graduates
    All Graduates should report to the check-in tent in front of Willett Hall and then assemble in Willett Hall Gymnasium for the processional. (Staff members will be directing graduates.)

    8:30 a.m. - Faculty, administration and guests assemble in rooms as follows:
    President, President’s Council and Platform Members                          Willett 113
    Administrators and Professors                                                                Willett 111 
    Associate and Assistant Professors, Instructors, Adjunct Faculty        Willett 111

    9:30 a.m. - Processional will march!


    Participants will march in the following order in the processional:

    Faculty Marshall
    Board Members
    President’s Council
    Faculty by Rank
    Adjunct Faculty

    The program will last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.


  • Graduation 2024 Video