Finals Weekend 2017

Schedule of Events for Finals Weekend 2017

Friday, May 19

12:00 p.m.
Joint Commissioning Exercises for Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force Candidates
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

3:00 p.m.
Valedictory Exercises 

The Lawn (Rain Site: John Paul Jones Arena. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.)
Keynote Speaker: TBD   

6:00 p.m.
Donning of the Kente Ceremony (Tickets required)
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Sponsoring Organization: Office of African-American Affairs (Staff Contact: Michael Mason)

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Fourth-Year Class Party (Tickets required) 
Alumni Hall

 

Saturday, May 20

9:15 a.m.
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences degree candidates gather at designated assembly points for the Academic Procession.
Various Locations

10:00 a.m.
Academic Procession and Final Exercises for:
(Tickets required)

  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Arts & Sciences

The Lawn (Severe-Weather Site: John Paul Jones Arena)
Keynote Speaker: TBD

10:00 a.m.
Curry School of Education Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Darden School, Abbott Center Auditorium

Afternoon (following Final Exercises)
Department Graduation Ceremonies (Arts & Sciences Only)
Ceremonies where graduates will be recognized individually for their academic accomplishments, and awards will be presented. Ceremony times and locations are available here.

1:00 p.m.
School of Nursing Hooding Ceremony
The Paramount Theater

4:00 p.m.
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
The Paramount Theater

5:00 p.m.
Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Academic Regalia Ceremony
James Monroe’s Highland
 

Sunday, May 21

9:15 a.m.
All degree candidates gather at designated assembly points for the Academic Procession.
Various Locations

10:00 a.m.
Academic Procession and Final Exercises for:
(Tickets required)

  • School of Architecture
  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • School of Continuing & Professional Studies
  • Curry School of Education
  • Darden School of Graduate Business Administration
  • Data Science Institute
  • School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • School of Law
  • McIntire School of Commerce
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing

The Lawn (Severe-Weather Site: John Paul Jones Arena)
Keynote Speaker: TBD

Afternoon (following Final Exercises)
School and Department Graduation Ceremonies
Ceremonies where graduates will be recognized individually for their academic accomplishments, and awards will be presented. Ceremony times and locations are available here.