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Valedictory Exercises

Friday, May 20
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 2022 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 is hall of fame basketball player, Ralph Sampson.

Tickets are not required to attend. The ceremony is open to the public and will also be live-streamed.

Parking will be available at the arena's surface lot and parking garage. Please visit Parking & Transportation's graduation parking for additional parking options.

The Valedictory Exercises program


Last updated: May 20, 2022


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