Finals Weekend: 18-20 May

Congratulations, graduating class of 2018!

Final Exercises for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences will take place at 10 am on Saturday, May 19 on the Lawn. In the event of severe weather, Final Exercises will be moved to the John Paul Jones Arena. Please note that admission to Final Exercises is by ticket only. Please click here for more information.

New this year: To provide a safe environment for degree candidates, faculty, family and guests, the University has implemented a clear bag policy and is utilizing metal detectors for Valedictory Exercises on Friday, May 18 and Final Exercises on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. These security enhancements mirror those used for athletic events at Scott Stadium and John Paul Jones Arena.

In anticipation of Final Exercises, several activities are planned for Friday, May 18. These include Joint Exercises for Members of the Armed Services, Valedictory Exercises, the Donning of the Kente Ceremony, and a Fourth-Year Class Party. Please click here for more information.

On Sunday, May 19, at 3:30 pm in Culbreth Theatre (Drama Department), the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese will hold its graduation ceremony. Please click here for a full list of department and program ceremonies within the College of Arts & Sciences and 11 other Schools and Institutes at UVa (Architecture, Batten, Engineering, Nursing, etc.) For information on the Department ceremony, please contact Octavia Wells by email or phone (434.942.7159).

And to all of our graduates, ¡Felicidades, Congratulazoni, e Parabens!



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Friday, May 18, 2018 12:00 PM to Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:30 PM