University of Richmond to Celebrate More Than 1,000 Graduates During Commencement Ceremonies This Weekend

May 2, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — The University of Richmond will award more than 1,000 degrees during commencement ceremonies May 7–8.

The University expects to award the following degrees:

  • 763 undergraduate bachelor’s degrees from the School of Arts & Sciences, Robins School of Business, and Jepson School of Leadership Studies;
  • 28 bachelor’s degrees and 88 master’s degrees through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies;
  • and 124 juris doctor degrees and 1 Master of Laws from the Richmond School of Law.

Future plans
From Nashville to Brussels and Seattle to Madrid, graduating seniors are heading to jobs and graduate schools around the world. The class of 2022 has secured jobs and fellowships at highly-coveted companies and organizations, including Google, Teach for America, and the National Institutes of Health. Students are continuing their education at some of the world’s premier graduate institutions, including Yale, Harvard, and Oxford.

By the Numbers

  • The Class of 2022 includes 53 international students who represent 19 countries.
  • More than 100 seniors in the School of Arts & Sciences conducted undergraduate research in the arts, social sciences, humanities, and sciences during 2021­–22.
  • The Robins School of Business piloted Bench Top Innovations, a first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship course that brought together 16 seniors across disciplines to develop and launch a food product company. The course was developed as a way to provide students an accessible, hands-on entrepreneurial experience.
  • More than 21% of law school graduates earned the Carrico Center Pro Bono Certificate for completing 120 hours of service throughout their three years, collectively performing nearly 6,000 hours of service.
  • Of the 77 members of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies Class of 2022, thirteen, or 17%, completed honors, independent, and collaborative research featured in the annual Jepson Research Symposium. Two seniors were also named Jepson Scholars and awarded full scholarships to pursue one-year master’s programs at the University of Oxford.
  • Graduates of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies completed more than 8,000 hours of practicum in more than seven public school divisions and multiple independent schools throughout the Richmond region. Each program graduate is required to complete 320 practicum hours, and these field experiences culminate during the Reflective Leadership Seminar residency program.
  • According to the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, 21 graduating Bonner Scholars served with over 85 unique organizations in Richmond and beyond during their four years, despite the challenges of the pandemic. 

Details about UR’s commencement speakers are available here.



  • Media wishing to cover UR’s Commencement should RSVP to Sunni Brown,, by 5 p.m., Thursday, May 5.
  • The degree data above is current as of April 22, 2022, and includes students who graduated in December 2021/January 2022 or have applied to graduate in May or August 2022.