Graduate Walk

For seniors, every corner of campus can hold memories of their time at Richmond. The Graduate Walk encourages graduates to relive those moments while winding their way to Commencement.

The route begins at Gateway Village, continues alongside Gottwald and through the Forum, crosses the lake, proceeds in front of the Humanities Building and Jepson Hall, crosses the International Center, and ends at the Robins Center. The path passes a number of campus icons, offering plenty of photo ops for seniors in their caps and gowns.

Graduate Walk 2024
Sunday, May 12, 2024, 12:15 p.m.
Begins at Gateway Village Apartments

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  • Information for Graduating Seniors


    We encourage students to arrive at the Gateway Village apartments beginning at 11:45 a.m. The walk promptly begins at 12:15 p.m.


    Students should wear whatever they plan to wear for commencement, including their regalia, cap, and gown. Some students may elect to bring an additional pair of shoes, as the walk does take about 30-45 minutes to complete. 

    After the Walk

    Students will finish the walk at the Weinstein Center for Recreation in time for them to check in for the commencement ceremony. 

    What to Expect

    This celebratory tradition is often done with friends, with opportunities to take photos along the way. It is a symbolic reminder of their journey throughout their time at Richmond. 

    The Graduate Walk is fully accessible and does not contain any stairs or uneven surfaces. 

    Parents, families, and supporters are encouraged to go to the Robins Center to take their seats for the ceremony. 

  • Information for Parents

    The Graduate Walk is intended for only students. We ask parents, families, and supporters to make their way to The Robins Center for the main commencement ceremony; doors open at the Robins Center at 12:00 p.m. and the ceremony begins promptly at 2:00 p.m.

    The Graduate Walk finishes at the Weinstein Center for Recreation (next to The Robins Center) where students check in for commencement. The walk takes about 30-45 minutes to complete.