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The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is proud to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2024 on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Ceremony
9:00 a.m.
Shaftman Performance Hall

Jefferson Center
541 Luck Avenue Roanoke, Virginia

Reception
Immediately following the ceremony, at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Fitzpatrick Hall

Jefferson Center

Speaker

Brian K. Unwin M.D.
Geriatric Medicine
Chief of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine for Carilion Clinic
Clinical Professor for VTCSOM

Dr. Unwin is trained in family and geriatric medicine. He received his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and completed residency training in Family Medicine at Martin Army Community Hospital Ft. Benning, GA, and a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA. His areas of interest are Geriatric Medicine, including normal aging, older athletes, home-based care, dementia, and end of life care.

Dr. Unwin served as the Department of Defense representative to the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), and as the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) representative to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Psychiatric Association (APA) Dementia Update Measure Development Work Group. He retired from the Army in 2013 after 29 years of service.

Dr. Unwin is currently Section Chief for Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, and senior medical director for Carilion Clinic Home Care and Hospice. He has co-appointments in Internal Medicine and Family and Community Medicine as a Clinical Professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Dr. Unwin believes that geriatrics is the application of both medical and social care to older adults to promote the best possible safe function in the least restrictive environment. 

Parking for the Ceremony

Parking is free at Jefferson Center and is located along Luck Avenue across from the main entrance. Although parking is typically readily available, it may become limited based on the event. Handicap parking is available in a dedicated lot on Luck Avenue across from Fitzpatrick Hall.

Parking Map

Live Streaming

The graduation ceremony will be live streamed.

Faculty Information

Faculty Regalia Orders

Faculty may now order regalia from Oak Hall Cap and Gown.

All orders must be placed by March 22, 2024.

Orders will be shipped to the school and will be available for pick-up beginning Monday, April 27 in M149.

Hotels

The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, VA, 24016 540-985-5900 Group Name: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Graduation

Single/Double Occupancy = $230.00 + applicable taxes ($20.00 each additional person, per day + applicable taxes) $15 self-parking fee per car per day (shuttle to door), $21 valet parking fee per car per day.

Please call the hotel or use this link to make your reservations. Reservations must be made by 4/5/2024 to receive room block rate.

Springhill Suites by Marriott

301 Reserve Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016 540-400-6226

Group Name: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

King Suite Room Rate = $229.00 + applicable taxes (includes Breakfast, Internet & Parking) Please call to make your reservations or reserve online. Reservations must be made by 4/3/2024 to receive room block rate.

Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke

4500 South Peak Blvd., Roanoke, VA 24018 540-776-3400

Group Name: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine - Graduation

Standard Guest Room Rate = $265.00 + applicable taxes.

Please call to make your reservations or reserve online. Reservations must be made by 4/5/2024 to receive room block rate.

Hampton Inn & Suites - Roanoke Downtown

27 Church Avenue S.E., Roanoke, VA 24011 540-400-6000

(No block room available)

* There is an additional parking fee per car per day.

Please call the hotel directly go to their website to make your reservations.