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Finals Weekend

Important Notice

In response to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, and evidence of its likely progression over the next few months, all University events on Grounds are prohibited until at least May 15. Final Exercises will not take place as currently planned. A team is already focused on developing creative alternatives to mark this important occasion for the Class of 2020, which includes holding Final Exercises at a later date. We will communicate updates as we have them. All events on Grounds have been cancelled during this semester.

 

Our top priority is the safety of students and members of the local and UVA community, visitors, and guests. More information on UVA's response to COVID-19.

Maps & Diagrams

Below are various maps and diagrams for Finals Weekend 2020

Friday, May 15: Valedictory Exercises

This diagram provides an overview of the seating areas for Valedictory Exercises. It also indicates the locations of concession stands, restrooms, and the information booth. 

Saturday, May 16: Final Exercises

College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

This map shows the locations of the accessibility shuttle bus stops throughout Central Grounds, West Grounds, and North Grounds.

This map shows the locations of shuttle bus stops and nearby school/department ceremony locations throughout Central Grounds, West Grounds, and North Grounds. Buses will stop at the school/department ceremony locations after Final Exercises, not prior to the morning ceremony.

This diagram shows the order in which the degree candidates will march during the Academic Procession.

This diagram shows where the degree candidates will assemble for the Academic Procession.

This diagram shows where the degree candidates will be seated after the Academic Procession.

This diagram shows the locations of entrances for guests attending Final Exercises on the Lawn.  It also indicates the locations of guests services throughout Central Grounds, including information booths, concession stands, and restrooms.

Please note: Everyone attending the ceremony will be subject to security screening and bag check before entering the Lawn.

This map shows the locations of the various school/department ceremonies across Grounds.

This diagram shows an overview of the seating areas in John Paul Jones Arena if Final Exercises is moved due to severe weather.

This diagram shows the graduate seating area for on the floor level of John Paul Jones Arena.

Sunday, May 17: Final Exercises

All Other Schools

This map shows the locations of the accessibility shuttle bus stops throughout Central Grounds, West Grounds, and North Grounds.

This map shows the locations of shuttle bus stops and nearby school/department ceremony locations throughout Central Grounds, West Grounds, and North Grounds. Buses will stop at the school/department ceremony locations after Final Exercises, not prior to the morning ceremony.

This diagram shows the order in which the degree candidates will march during the Academic Procession.

This diagram shows where the degree candidates will assemble for the Academic Procession.

This diagram shows where the degree candidates will be seated after the Academic Procession.

This diagram shows the locations of entrances for guests attending Final Exercises on the Lawn.  It also indicates the locations of guests services throughout Central Grounds, including information booths, concession stands, and restrooms.

Please note: Everyone attending the ceremony will be subject to security screening and bag check before entering the Lawn.

This map shows the locations of the various school/department ceremonies across Grounds.

This diagram shows an overview of the seating areas in John Paul Jones Arena if Final Exercises is moved due to severe weather.

This diagram shows the graduate seating area for on the floor level of John Paul Jones Arena.