Friday, May 18
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
*In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the John Paul Jones Arena.
The arena doors will open up at 1:30 p.m.
Before the Class of 2018 walks down the Lawn at Final Exercises, they will pay tribute to their fellow classmates and their time spent at the University at the Valedictory Exercises ceremony. This unique ceremony includes the presentation of the Class Gift and University and Class Awards as well as a speech from a keynote speaker, who is chosen by the class. The speaker for 2018 will be announced at a later date.
The ceremony is open to the public. It will also be live-streamed here.
Tip: Most guests will be arriving in Charlottesville on Friday afternoon, so heavy traffic near the University prior to the ceremony is to be expected. Please plan accordingly and allot extra time when making your plans.