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Graduation weekend May 20-21

Graduation weekend May 20-21

U.Va.'s 171st graduation 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.

To 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.

Following 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.

Saturday, May 20

Andy 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).

The School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on the Lawn Saturday evening. (Rain site: Old Cabell Hall Auditorium).


Public 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.

Inclement weather

Inclement 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.

Disabilities services

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

Electronic viewing of Finals 2000 also will be available simultaneously on the World Wide Web. Visit

Locations of U.Va. Schools' diploma ceremonies
Diploma ceremonies begin at 12:30 p.m. following the 10 a.m. Lawn ceremony. Questions should be referred to the school or department.

Architecture School Campbell Hall Terrace same
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 34 departments and programs have individual sites U-Hall for Finals
Darden Graduate Business School Flagler Academic Court, Darden School * North Grounds Recreation Center
Curry School of Education (graduate & undergraduate) McIntire Amphitheatre Ruffner Hall Auditorium
Engineering & Applied Science Thornton Hall's Darden Court (undergraduate 12:30 p.m.; graduate 3 p.m.) The Cage at Onesty Hall
Law School Law School, North Grounds Memorial Gymnasium
McIntire School of Commerce Monroe Hill House Lawn Newcomb Hall Ballroom
School of Medicine Lawn opposite the Medical School same
School of Nursing Rotunda, North Steps McLeod Hall
* The Darden School's ceremony will air on UVA/Adelphia Cable 69 and on Web site at 12:15 p.m.



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