ceremony will begin May 21 with the traditional and col- orful
academic procession from the Rotunda at 10 a.m. Alfred R. Berkeley
III, president of the Nasdaq stock market and a 1966 U.Va. alumnus,
will deliver the commencement address to an expected crowd of
more than 25,000 people.
help ease the crowding and to provide more seating, University
officials have arranged for up to 1,400 people to view the ceremony
live on T.V. at four handicapped-accessible auditoriums that will
be open at 8 a.m. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served
basis at Newcomb Hall Theater, the Chemistry Building auditorium
and Gilmer Hall rooms 130 and 190.
the Lawn ceremony, the 2000 graduates will receive their diplomas
in separate ceremonies organized by each of the University's 10
schools at various locations around the Grounds.
Rooney, CBS "60 Minutes" news correspondent, will be
the keynote speaker at Valedictory Exercises at 11 a.m., May 20.
Afterward, President Casteen will hold a reception from 12:30-2
p.m. for members of the Class of 2000 and guests at Carr's Hill
(rain or shine).
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on the
Lawn Saturday evening. (Rain site: Old Cabell Hall Auditorium).
parking is unavailable throughout the Central Grounds; therefore,
degree candidates and guests attending Sunday's ceremonies are
urged to park at University Hall and use the free bus service
that will run continuously to the Lawn, starting at 7 a.m. Bus
service will continue until the diploma ceremonies conclude.
weather plans will be used only in case of thunder, lightning,
high winds, or other conditions that make it unsafe to hold ceremonies
outside. Rain alone does not constitute inclement weather. Announcements
will be made no later than 8 a.m. on local radio stations. If
in doubt, call the graduation information line, (804) 982-2908.
Signs designating accessible routes to the Lawn will be posted.
Wheelchair users can gain access to the upper Lawn through Poe
Alley. Individuals using wheelchairs and one companion may sit
in the designated area in front of Cocke Hall. U.Va. does not
provide wheelchairs. Seating for guests who wish to use the services
of a sign interpreter will be available.
Call the information line at 982-2908 or visit http://www.virginia.edu/~majorevents/finals.html.
viewing of Finals 2000 also will be available simultaneously
on the World Wide Web. Visit http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents
of U.Va. Schools' diploma ceremonies
ceremonies begin at 12:30 p.m. following the 10 a.m. Lawn
ceremony. Questions should be referred to the school or
and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
departments and programs have individual sites
Graduate Business School
Academic Court, Darden School *
Grounds Recreation Center
School of Education (graduate & undergraduate)
& Applied Science
Hall's Darden Court (undergraduate 12:30 p.m.; graduate 3
Cage at Onesty Hall
School, North Grounds
School of Commerce
Hill House Lawn
opposite the Medical School
The Darden School's ceremony will air on UVA/Adelphia Cable
69 and on Web site http://www.darden.virginia.edu/news/graduation00/webcast
at 12:15 p.m.