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Please find below a collection of archived information regarding Fall Convocation at the University of Virginia.

University of Virginia News Releases

View archived news stories of Fall Convocation ceremonies at the University of Virginia. These stories were published by UVA Today.

  • November 3, 2017: "Jeffries, Rheuban Earn Thomas Jefferson Awards at Fall Convocation"

  • November 4, 2016: "UVA Honors Thomas Jefferson Award Winners, Top Students at Fall Convocation"

  • October 23, 2015: "Humble Service to UVA, Others - And a Beatles Song - Highlight Fall Convocation"

  • October 31, 2014: "Fall Convocation Celebrates University's Top Faculty, Students"

  • September 27, 2013: "President Sullivan Confers Intermediate Honors, Presents Jefferson Awards"

  • October 26, 2012: "Simon: Students Should Prepare to Lead in Global Society"

  • October 28, 2011: "Research is Key to Undergraduate Experience and Education, Adams Says"

  • November 5, 2010: "At Convocation, Sullivan Celebrates Old-School Student-Teacher Interactions"

  • October 16, 2009: "Dean Woo Invokes 20 Years of History in Fall Convocation Address"

  • October 24, 2008: "Librarian Advises Students to Occasionally Unplug From the Information Flood"

  • October 26, 2007: "Provost Garson Encourages Students to Embrace Public Life in Convocation Address"

  • October 20, 2006: "William Harvey Challenges Audience to Create Environment Where All are Treated Fairly"

  • October 21, 2005: "Education Professor and Former Associate Dean Annette Gibbs Receives Thomas Jefferson Award, UVA's Highest Honor"

  • October 22, 2004: "Law Professor Robert E. Scott Receives Thomas Jefferson Award, UVA's Highest Honor"

  • October 31, 2003: "Thomas Jefferson Award: Dr. Robert M. Carey Receives University's Highest Honor"

Archived List of Speakers and Speeches

  • 1976: Bernard Mayo
  • 1977: Hugh Scott
  • 1978: Colgate W. Darden
  • 1979: Gary Wills
  • 1980: Frederick Seitz
  • 1981: Virginius Dabney
  • 1982: Josiah Bunting III
  • 1983: William Styron
  • 1984: Charles McDowell
  • 1985: Robert M. O'Neil *
  • 1986: Norman A. Graebner
  • 1987: Henry J. Abraham
  • 1988: Daniel J. Meador
  • 1989: Frank L. Hereford, Jr.
  • 1990: John T. Casteen III *
  • 1991: Richard Rorty
  • 1992: J. Jackson Walter
  • 1993: Rita Dove
  • 1994: R. K. Ramazani
  • 1995: Richard Guy Wilson
  • 1996: Bonnie Guiton Hill
  • 1997: Jahan Ramazani
  • 1998: Robert L. Kellogg
  • 1999: Matthew Holden, Jr.
  • 2000: Anita K. Jones
  • 2001: Edward L. Ayers
  • 2002: Janine Jagger
  • 2003: William B. Quandt
  • 2004: David T. Gies
  • 2005: Mark W. Edmundson (view speech)
  • 2006: William B. Harvey
  • 2007: Arthur Garson, Jr. (view speech)
  • 2008: Karin Wittenborg (view speech)
  • 2009: Meredith Jung-En Woo (view speech)
  • 2010: Teresa A. Sullivan * (view speech)
  • 2011: J. Milton Adams
  • 2012: John D. Simon (view speech)
  • 2013: Dorrie K. Fontaine (view speech)
  • 2014: Gary W. Gallagher (view speech)
  • 2015: Gregory B. Fairchild (view speech)
  • 2016: Risa L. Goluboff
  • 2017: Lisa Russ Spaar

* President's Inauguration

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