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Finals Weekend

Important Notice

The information on this page is for Finals Weekend 2021. Information regarding the postponed Final Exercises for the Class of 2020 is available here. Information regarding UVA's response to COVID-19 is available here.

Valedictory Exercises

Friday, May 15
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
John Paul Jones Arena

The arena doors will open up at 1:30 p.m.

Before the Class of 2020 walks down the Lawn at Final Exercises, they will pay tribute to their fellow classmates and their time spent at the University at the Valedictory Exercises ceremony. This unique ceremony includes the presentation of the Class Gift and University and Class Awards as well as a speech from a keynote speaker, who is chosen by the class. This year's keynote speaker will be announced at a later date. 

The ceremony is open to the public. It will also be live-streamed here.

Tip: Please be sure to allow extra time for arrival to John Paul Jones Arena. Everyone attending Valedictory Exercises will be required to go through a metal detector. The University’s clear bag policy will be in effect and will be subject to search.  

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