Students

Things to Consider

  • All participants will be required to go through a metal detector. Arriving early helps to ensure you walk on time.  

  • The University’s clear bag policy will be in effect and bags be subject to search.  

  • Everyone wearing an outer garment (ex. an academic robe or coat) will be asked to open it for a visual inspection.  

  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Visit the Public Safety, Policies, & Security page for additional information, including a list of prohibited items.  

  • At the end of the Final Exercises ceremony, the grand marshal, platform party, and faculty will recess up the Lawn. Following the recessional, the ceremony will officially conclude, and graduates and guests may leave their seating area.

  • At With so many people on the Lawn for Final Exercises, cell service is likely to be limited. We recommend for you and your guest to establish a post-ceremony meeting location before arriving to the Lawn.  

 

Additional Reminders

 

Updated: January 18, 2024
Saturday, May 18

Assembly   

Arrival Time: No later than 7:45 a.m. on the morning of your ceremony.  

  • College of Arts and Sciences: North Rotunda Plaza
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Rotunda, Southwest Terrace 
  • School of Education and Human Development: Rotunda, Southeast Terrace
  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy: Rotunda, Southwest Terrace 

 

Procession   

Start Time: Promptly at 9:00 a.m.  

Procession Order: 

  • Grand Marshal
  • Class of 2024 Banner Carrier
  • Schools
    • Wave 1: Batten, Education and Human Development, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

    • Wave 2: College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • Grand Marshal
  • Platform Party
  • Color Guard

 

 Diagrams (Coming Soon)

  • Assembly
  • Procession 
  • Seating
  • Severe Weather Overview
Sunday, May 19

Assembly  

Arrival Time: No later than 7:45 a.m. on the morning of your ceremony.  

  • School of Architecture: Rotunda, Northwest Terrace 
  • School of Continuing & Professional Studies: Rotunda, Northeast Terrace
  • Darden School of Business: Poe Alley 
  • School of Data Science: Green Alley 
  • School of Engineering & Applied Science: North Rotunda Plaza
  • School of Law: Green Alley 
  • McIntire School of Commerce: North Rotunda Plaza
  • School of Medicine: Rotunda, Southwest Terrace
  • School of Nursing: Rotunda, Southeast Terrace

 

Procession   

Start Time: Promptly at 9:00 a.m.  

Procession Order: 

  • Grand Marshal
  • Class of 2024 Banner Carrier
  • Schools
    • Wave 1: Medicine, Nursing, Law and Darden

    • Wave 2: Architecture, Data Science and Continuing & Professional Studies

    • Wave 3: McIntire and Engineering & Applied Science

  • Grand Marshal
  • Platform Party
  • Color Guard

 

Diagrams (Coming Soon)

  • Assembly
  • Procession 
  • Seating
  • Severe Weather Overview