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Founder's Day

Important Notice

In response to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, and evidence of its likely progression over the next few months, all University events on Grounds are prohibited until at least May 15. Final Exercises will not take place as currently planned. A team is already focused on developing creative alternatives to mark this important occasion for the Class of 2020, which includes holding Final Exercises at a later date. We will communicate updates as we have them. All events on Grounds have been cancelled during this semester.


Our top priority is the safety of students and members of the local and UVA community, visitors, and guests. More information on UVA's response to COVID-19.

Founder's Day: Schedule of Events

Due to ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus and limitations on events and travel, this year’s in-person events have been cancelled and the medals will be given in absentia.

Note: On Monday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m. (EST), the UVA School of Architecture will host a virtual public talk given by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, the 2020 recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture.


Last updated: April 2,2020