Information for guests

Military Promotion Ceremony

When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Where: Dominion Energy Center – Gottwald Playhouse 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (Map)
Time: 9:30 a.m.

The VCU School of Dentistry will hold a military promotion ceremony to recognize students who will be commissioned into the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force and the Virginia Army National Guard upon graduation.

VCU School of Dentistry Hooding Ceremony

When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Where: Dominion Energy Center – Carpenter Theatre 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (Map)
Time: 1 p.m.
Guests: No limit on the number of guests that may attend
Parking: See information below

Guest Seating

The Carpenter Theatre will be opened for guests at 12 p.m. Tickets are not required.  Please refrain from holding large numbers of seats before your party arrives.


For the hooding ceremony, parking is available in several places near the Carpenter Theatre. Mobility impaired guests will be able to find close proximity parking in the lot across from the Carpenter Theatre on Grace Street. Visit the Dominion Energy Center web site for directions and additional parking information.

VCU Commencement Ceremony

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Where: Greater Richmond Convention Center
Time: 10 a.m.

Commencement Exercises

VCU will proceed with a spring university-wide commencement ceremony on May 11, 2019.  The university is still working hard to finalize details of this ceremony. We will communicate those details as soon as they can be confirmed. 

Restaurants and dining

Search local restaurants for your favorite cuisine or check out the below sampling for a taste of what the Richmond restaurant scene has to offer. Many of the city’s best spots are within minutes of the Dominion Energy Center and downtown Richmond.



Search local hotels to find one with the  amenities to make you feel right at home during your stay.

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