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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are tickets required for the inauguration ceremony?

A: No, the ceremony is open to the public.

Q: Why do I need to register?

A: The registration process will give organizers a sense of numbers and help with planning.

Q: Where should I park?

A: Various parking options are available during inauguration week. Please consult the parking web site. Classes will be in session on Friday, so arriving early is suggested.

Q: What is happening in addition to the inauguration ceremony?

A: A variety of events and activities have been planned to celebrate the inauguration of President Sullivan.

Q: I am traveling from out of town, where do I find directions?

A: Maps and driving directions are available online.

Q: I'm marching in the procession, where will we assemble to put on our caps and gowns?

A: Various locations near the ceremony.

Q: How long is the inauguration ceremony?

A: The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes and will be immediately followed by a reception on the lawn of the Chapel.

Q: What are the weather plans for the inauguration ceremony?

A: The ceremony will be moved to John Paul Jones Arena in the event of inclement weather. Information regarding the weather plan that will be followed for this event will be added to the University's home page or call 434-924-SNOW (924-7669), 434-243-SNOW (243-7669).

Q: Can I take a tour of the campus?

A: A schedule of sessions and tours for prospective students is available on the Undergraduate Admission site. For historical tours, free guided tours of the Rotunda and Lawn are provided year-round. Tours meet daily at 10, 11, 2, 3, and 4 at the Rotunda entrance facing the Lawn. Call (434) 924-7969 for more information. Tours will not be offered on the afternoon of Friday, April 15. Tours are accessible to individuals in wheelchairs, and interpreters are available for the hearing impaired. The Rotunda has brochures with walking tours of the Academical Village and the Rotunda. You can also take one of several virtual tours from our About the University web site.

Q: Is there a list of hotels in the Charlottesville area available?

A: A list of local hotels may be viewed at the following web sites: Visit Charlottesville or Places to Stay. For information on hotels and room availability, contact the Charlottesville/Albemarle County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 434-293-6789 or 877-386-1102.

Q: Is there a list of restaurants in the Charlottesville area available?

A: A list of restaurants can be viewed at the following web site: Visit Charlottesville.