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Please note: Clear Bag Policy is implemented for Valedictory Exercises and Final Exercises. For Final Exercises on the Lawn, guests are allowed to bring an empty beverage container to utlize water refilling stations located on the Lawn.

Valedictory Exercises

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Scott Stadium
6:00 p.m.

Fourth-Years: Join together as the Class of 2021 one final time before graduation for an in-person viewing party at Scott Stadium. Valedictory Exercises includes a review of your four years, announcement of class and university award winners, and features keynote speaker Jay Pharoah.

Jay Pharoah is an American actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, and fellow Virginia native. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Pharaoh was a prominent cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He is known for his various celebrity impressions, including Barack Obama, Will Smith, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and Eddie Murphy. In addition to his tenure at SNL, Mr. Pharaoh has worked on over 25 films and television programs, including the blockbuster film Ride Along, as well as Family Guy and BoJack Horseman. You may even recognize him voicing one of the protagonists in the ever-popular Call of Duty franchise.

To attend this event, students will need to present their ticket or their student ID at the West Gate of Scott Stadium. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.


Last Updated: May 12, 2021