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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.

Finals Weekend | Valedictory Exercises

Valedictory Exercises

Friday, May 15, 2015 | Time TBD | The Lawn

The day before the Class of 2015 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 Awards as well as a speech from a keynote speaker, who is chosen by the class.

The announcement of the keynote speaker is forthcoming.

All members of the U.Va. community, the graduating class, and guests are invited to attend. No tickets are required for the ceremony.

We hope you will join us in celebrating the amazing accomplishments of the Class of 2015 on Friday, May 15, 2015.


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