weekend May 19-20
graduation ceremony will begin May 20 with the traditional academic
procession from the Rotunda at 10 a.m.
Francis S. Collins, the physician-geneticist who heads the
international Human Genome Research Project, will deliver the
commencement address to an expected crowd of more than 35,000
the Lawn ceremony, the graduates will receive their diplomas in
separate ceremonies organized by each of the Universitys
10 schools at various locations around the Grounds.
A. Koogle, vice chairman of Yahoo, a world leader in Internet
communications, will be the keynote speaker at Valedictory Exercises
at 11 a.m., May 19. Afterward, U.Va. President John T. Casteen
III will hold a reception from 12:30-2 p.m. for members of the
Class of 2001 and guests at Carrs 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 Sundays 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.
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.
the information line at 982-2908 or visit http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/finals.html.