Valedictory Exercises

Friday, May 17:  Valedictory Exercises will be held in the John Paul Jones Arena. Time is to be determined. Tickets are not required to attend Valedictory Exercises.  

Class Party

Friday, May 17: Each undergraduate member of the Class of 2024 will receive three tickets (one for the student and two for guests) to the Class Party. Further information on tickets will be forthcoming. 

Final Exercises

Saturday, May 18: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Education and Human Development, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Sunday, May 19: All Other Schools

All tickets will be electronic for Final Exercises 2024. More information will be shared with students. Digital ticketing will utilize the UVA Athletics Paciolan system. Graduating students will receive six tickets in accordance with their participating day of Final Exercises.

Graduates will not receive guest tickets for both Final Exercises ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday. They will only receive tickets for the day in which their school is invited to participate. For example, graduates in the College of Arts & Sciences will only receive guest tickets for Saturday's ceremony, whereas, students in the School of Engineering & Applied Science will only receive guest tickets for Sunday's ceremony.

For Final Exercises, graduates and faculty will be seated on the Lawn in front of Old Cabell Hall.  Guest seating will be behind the student seating area and on the next four levels of the Lawn on either side of the processional route.

On the morning of each Final Exercises ceremony, ushers will begin scanning tickets and seating guests starting at 7:00 a.m. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. At 8:30 a.m. the center aisle of the Lawn will close in preparation for the procession, which is why we strongly encourage guests to be in their seats by 8:15 a.m. Once the center aisle closes, foot traffic from one side of the Lawn to the other will be prohibited. If guests need to leave the Lawn temporarily before or during Final Exercises, they must obtain a pass from an usher for re-entry.

Please note: Guests without a Final Exercises seating ticket can watch a live stream of the ceremony in one of our climate-controlled, remote (indoor) viewing locations across Grounds. Tickets are not required for these venues. In addition, both Final Exercises ceremonies will be streamed live on the Finals Weekend live webcast page.


Updated: December 18, 2023