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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.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 15, 2020

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

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

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

 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

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

10:00 a.m.

Curry School of Education and Human Development 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.

5:00 p.m.

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Academic Regalia Ceremony
James Monroe's Highland (2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902)

Sunday, May 17, 2020

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 and Human Development
  • Darden School of Graduate Business Administration
  • School of Data Science
  • 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)
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 available here.