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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.

August & December Graduates

School/Department Ceremony Participation 

To confirm your intent to participate in Final Exercises and/or your school/department graduation ceremony, please contact your school or department in advance.

Cap & Gown Pick-up

Information regarding dates and times to pick-up a cap and gown is available here.

Tickets for Final Exercises

Information regarding tickets for Finals Weekend is available here.

Degree Conferral

Degree Conferral for December graduates will appear in SIS in early January. Before ordering your official transcript, you should check your unofficial transcript in SIS to verify all grades have been entered, and the degree has been conferred and posted in SIS.

How to Get Your Diploma

August 2017 graduates will receive their diploma in the mail by the beginning of October 2017. If you have not yet received your diploma, please contact the Office of the University Registrar by email.

Diplomas will be mailed to December 2017 graduates approximately 6 weeks after grades have been posted. To ensure your diploma is mailed to the correct address, please verify that your mailing information in SIS is up to date by January 1, 2018.