CVPA Graduation Ceremony

Celebrate the completion of your challenging journey and your first steps into a new life and career. Invite friends and family to Mason’s in-person ceremonies, including  University Commencement  and individual Degree Celebrations.

College of Visual and Performing Arts Commencement and Degree Celebration


Thursday, May 18, 3:30 p.m.

Location: Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus  

The College of Visual and Performing Arts, in cooperation with the school or program of your major, invites all 2023 spring graduates and their families, to the CVPA Degree Celebration.

  • Tickets are required – more information to come.
  • All graduates are individually recognized by name and photographed on stage.
  • Celebrations include select speakers and performances.
  • Caps and gowns are worn.

Please plan to arrive one hour before the start of your ceremony and follow signs to the graduates' lineup area. If weather permits, graduates will walk in a procession into the arena at the beginning of the ceremony. 

Main doors to the Center for the Arts open for guests one hour prior to the ceremony. 

Graduates are encouraged to attend the official university commencement ceremony as well. 

The University commencement ceremony is on May 18 at 10 a.m

Accessibility at the Center for the Arts


Handicapped-accessible parking for the Center for the Arts Concert Hall is directly in front of the hall on Mason Pond Drive on the Fairfax Campus

Lobby ushers in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall will assist guests requiring accessible seating for Degree Celebrations.

See photos from a previous Graduation Ceremony:

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