Friday, May 15
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.: Before the Class of 2015 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 author, writer, comedian, and musician Ed Helms.
All members of the UVa community, the graduating class, and guests are invited to attend. No tickets are required for the ceremony.
Should the ceremony be moved to the John Paul Jones Arena due to inclement weather, the doors to the arena will open at 2:00 p.m. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Saving seats will not be permitted.
For information on where to park and the University's free shuttle bus service to/from Central Grounds, please click here.
Tip: Most guests will be arriving in Charlottesville on Friday afternoon, so heavy traffic near the University prior to the ceremony is to be expected. Please plan accordingly and allot extra time when making your plans.
We hope you will join us at the ceremony to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the Class of 2015!