Finals Weekend 2017

Finals Weekend Important Notice

The information on this page is for Finals Weekend 2017. Please check back soon for information regarding Finals Weekend 2018, May 18-20.

Lodging, Travel & Dining


The University offers on-Grounds housing for guests attending Finals Weekend. Guests will stay in the new residence halls located in the Alderman Road Residence Area. These air-conditioned hall-style accommodations include shared common area and bathrooms (gender specific). Each guest will receive a linen packet containing one set of sheets, one pillow, one washcloth, and one towel. A complimentary continental breakfast is provided in the lobby of the residence halls for guests staying on grounds. Rooms are not equipped with hangers, iron or ironing board, hair dryers, or lamps (overhead lighting only).  Reservations must be made by the graduating student. Reservations will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact Conference Services at (434) 924-4479 or visit their Graduation Housing page.

For information on area hotels and room availability, contact the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau at (434) 293-6789 / (877) 386-1103. A list of local hotels can also be found at the University's Places to Stay site.  Please note area hotels often fill very quickly. It is recommended guests make reservations as early as possible.


The city of Charlottesville is located in Central Virginia, just two hours south of Washington, D.C. and one hour northwest of Richmond, VA. Charlottesville has a regional airport, Amtrak rail service, and Greyhound bus service. UVA is easily accessible from Interstate 64, Route 29, and Route 250.

For information on air, train, and bus travel, visit the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau website.


During Finals Weekend, food stands, Newcomb Hall - Pavilion XI Food Court, Observatory Hill Dining Hall, and University Bookstore - Einstein Bros. Bagels will be opened for dining on-Grounds.  Click here for additional details and hours. A comprehensive list of local restaurants can be found on the Charlottesville Albemarle County Convention and Visitors Bureau website.