Finals Weekend is fast approaching, and we look forward to your participation in this very special weekend for the University of Virginia community. Please take a few moments to review important faculty instructions and scheduling information regarding the weekend's festivities. If you are a faculty member and interested in serving as a Faculty Marshal at Final Exercises please contact the Office of Major Events at (434) 982-3099 for more information.
In This Section:
- Assembly and Procession Instructions
- Finals Weekend Web Brochure
- Finals Weekend Schedule of Events
Faculty in Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Continuing & Professional Studies, Data Science, Education, Leadership and Public Policy, and Nursing may rent caps and gowns through the UVA Bookstore. The online order form is available here. The deadline for ordering rental regalia is April 6, 2018.
Rented academic regalia may be picked up at the University Bookstore at the following times:
Wednesday, May 16 through Friday, May 18: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: 7 to 9:30 a.m.
Rented academic regalia must be returned to the University Bookstore at the following times:
Saturday, May 19: 12 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: 12 to 5 p.m.
Monday, May 21: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Individuals are responsible for the cost of unreturned regalia. A late fee of $20 will be charged for rental regalia not returned by 5 p.m. on May 21.
Commerce, Engineering, Graduate Business, Law, and Medicine Faculty
Faculty in Commerce, Engineering, Graduate Business, Law, and Medicine will pick up their caps and gowns in their respective schools and will return them to those locations.
Those faculty members identified by their school to serve as faculty and processional marshals are to be at their school's designated assembly point near the Lawn by no later than 8:30 a.m. Faculty marshals, along with student marshals, will be responsible for organizing degree candidates into columns in preparation for the procession.
Faculty members who are not serving as a faculty or processional marshal, but still wish to participate in the ceremony should assemble on the southwest portico of the Rotunda by 9:30 a.m.