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Important Notice

Read President Ryan's latest update about Final Exercises for the Class of 2021. This site will be updated as plans are finalized, so please check back as we get closer to May. Information regarding the postponed Final Exercises for the Class of 2020 is available here. Information regarding UVA's response to COVID-19 is available here.

Schedule of Events

The Finals Weekend 2021 Schedule of Events is still being finalized. More information will be added to the schedule below as it is confirmed. All graduating students from the Class of 2021 will have to opportunity to walk the Lawn and process to Scott Stadium, where in-person ceremonies will take place. To adhere to capacity limits, we will hold five Final Exercises ceremonies from May 21-23. 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Final Exercises for Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, School of Education and Human Development, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing

8:15 a.m.      Students assemble at the Rotunda

8:30 a.m.      East and West Gates at Scott Stadium open for guests

9:00 a.m.      Academic procession begins

10:00 a.m.    Ceremony begins

Final Exercises for School of Architecture, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Data Science, and School of Engineering and Applied Science

1:15 p.m.      Students assemble at the Rotunda

1:30 p.m.      East and West Gates at Scott Stadium open for guests

2:00 p.m.      Academic procession begins

3:00 p.m.      Ceremony begins

 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Final Exercises for College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences I

8:15 a.m.      Students assemble at the Rotunda

8:30 a.m.      East and West Gates at Scott Stadium open for guests

9:00 a.m.      Academic procession begins

10:00 a.m.    Ceremony begins

Final Exercises for College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences II

1:15 p.m.      Students assemble at the Rotunda

1:30 p.m.      East and West Gates at Scott Stadium open for guests

2:00 p.m.      Academic procession begins

3:00 p.m.      Ceremony begins

Note: Graduates in Arts & Sciences will be able to select which ceremony (i.e. morning or afternoon) they want to attend. More information on how to select a ceremony time will be posted to our website by the end of April.

 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Final Exercises for Darden School of Business, School of Law, and McIntire School of Commerce

8:15 a.m.      Students assemble at the Rotunda

8:30 a.m.      East and West Gates at Scott Stadium open for guests

9:00 a.m.      Academic procession begins

10:00 a.m.    Ceremony begins

Afternoon   
Reserved for any ceremony delayed due to severe weather. The ceremony will follow the same schedule as the other afternoon ceremonies.

 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Morning
Reserved for any ceremony delayed due to severe weather. The ceremony will follow the same schedule as the other morning ceremonies.

 

Note: Valedictory Exercises will be held virtually. More information about the ceremony will be available soon.

 

Last Updated: April 13, 2021