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Important Notice

In the coming months, the University will continue to monitor conditions around COVID-19 and seek advice from public health experts. As we have seen, the virus remains unpredictable. We sincerely hope our plans for Finals Weekend 2022 will not change, but our top priority is keeping our community safe. Please visit this website for updates.

Schedule of Events

The University of Virginia’s Finals Weekend 2022 will return to its regular format in May with two Final Exercises ceremonies – one on Saturday (Ats & Sciences) and the second on Sunday (all other Schools). Both ceremonies will be held on the Lawn with John Paul Jones Arena as the severe-weather site. See the Finals Weekend schedule below.

Friday, May 20, 2022

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

3:00 p.m.
Valedictory Exercises 

John Paul Jones Arena
Speaker: TBA

Saturday, May 21, 2022

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)
Speaker: TBA

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 forthcoming.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

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

  • Darden School of Graduate Business Administration

  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

  • McIntire School of Commerce

  • School of Architecture

  • School of Continuing & Professional Studies

  • School of Data Science

  • School of Education and Human Development

  • School of Engineering & Applied Science

  • School of Law

  • School of Medicine

  • School of Nursing

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

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 forthcoming.

 

Last Updated: November 16, 2021