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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.

School & Department Graduation Ceremony Locations and Contacts

Final Exercises for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020.  Final Exercises for all other schools will be on Sunday, May 17, 2020. School and department graduation ceremonies are held in the afternoon following Final Exercises to recognize graduates individually for their academic accomplishments.  Graduates will be presented with ceremonial scrolls, and the school or department will present various awards. 

The Ph.D. degree in Nursing is awarded through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, however, the candidates for Ph.D. in Nursing will participate in the School of Nursing ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

Please select a link below to view the location and time of the school and department ceremonies, as well as the staff contact for each ceremony. The staff contact listed will be able to answer any questions regarding the ceremony.