Valedictory Exercises

Friday, May 17 ~ 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ~ John Paul Jones Arena 


Before the Class of 2024 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.

This year's keynote speaker will be Ryan Zimmerman, a former UVA baseball star who retired in 2022 after 17 seasons with the Washington Nationals.

All members of the UVA 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 2024!