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Finals Weekend

Important Notice

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. More Info.

School & Department Graduation Ceremony Locations and Contacts

Final Exercises for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Final Exercises for all other schools will be on Sunday, May 20, 2018. School and department graduation ceremonies are held in the afternoon following Final Exercises to recognize graduates individually for their academic accomplishments.  Graduates will be presented with ceremonial scrolls, and the school or department will present various awards. 

The Ph.D. degree in Nursing is awarded through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, however, the Ph.D. candidates in Nursing will participate in the School of Nursing ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Please select a link below to view the location and time of the school and department ceremonies, as well as the staff contact for each ceremony. The staff contact listed will be able to answer any questions regarding the ceremony.