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Finals Weekend

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. 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

5:00 p.m.     The West Gate at Scott Stadium opens for students attending Valedictory Exercises

6:00 p.m.      Valedictory Exercises, an in-person viewing party (Ticket or Student ID Required)
                     Scott Stadium

Friday, May 21, 2021

Final Exercises for the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, School of Education and Human Development, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing (Ticket Required)

6:00 a.m.     Pre-Procession Event with Ms. Kathy begins
                    1515

8:15 a.m.      Students report to their designated assembly area at the Rotunda

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

8:30 a.m.      McCormick Road closes in preparation for the start of the procession*

9:00 a.m.      Academic procession begins

10:00 a.m.    Final Exercises ceremony begins 
                     Scott Stadium

Final Exercises for the School of Architecture, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Data Science, and School of Engineering and Applied Science (Ticket Required)

11:00 a.m.     Pre-Procession Event with Ms. Kathy begins
                     1515

1:15 p.m.      Students report to their designated assembly area at the Rotunda

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

1:30 p.m.      McCormick Road closes in preparation for the start of the procession*

2:00 p.m.      Academic procession begins

3:00 p.m.      Final Exercises ceremony begins
                     Scott Stadium

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Final Exercises for College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences I (Ticket Required)

6:00 a.m.      Pre-Procession Event with Ms. Kathy begins
                     1515

8:15 a.m.      Students report to their designated assembly area at the Rotunda

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

8:30 a.m.      McCormick Road closes in preparation for the start of the procession*

9:00 a.m.      Academic procession begins

10:00 a.m.    Final Exercises eremony begins
                     Scott Stadium

Final Exercises for College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences II (Ticket Required)

11:00 a.m.    Pre-Procession Event with Ms. Kathy begins
                     1515

1:15 p.m.      Students report to their designated assembly area at the Rotunda

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

1:30 p.m.      McCormick Road closes in preparation for the start of the procession*

2:00 p.m.      Academic procession begins

3:00 p.m.      Final Exercises ceremony begins
                     Scott Stadium

Note: The Arts & Sciences morning ceremony is at capacity, but space remains for the afternoon ceremony.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Final Exercises for the Darden School of Graduate Business Administration, School of Law, and McIntire School of Commerce (Ticket Required)

6:00 a.m.      Pre-Procession Event begins
                     1515

8:15 a.m.      Students report to their designated assembly area at the Rotunda

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

8:30 a.m.      McCormick Road closes in preparation for the start of the procession*

9:00 a.m.      Academic procession begins

10:00 a.m.    Final Exercises ceremony begins
                     Scott Stadium

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.

*Important: McCormick Road will be inaccessible between University Avenue and Engineer’s Way from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and again from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. Additionally, Whitehead Road, and Stadium Road will be intermittently closed during these same time frames to support the Final Exercises procession. For more information, visit the parking section.

 

Last Updated: May 19, 2021