Graduation weekend May 18-19
The Universitys 173rd graduation ceremony will be held
May 19, beginning with the traditional procession from the Rotunda
down the Lawn at 10 a.m.
R. Warner, the 69th governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia,
will deliver the commencement address to an expected crowd of
some 35,000 people.
the Lawn ceremony, the graduates will receive their diplomas in
separate ceremonies organized by each of U.Va.s 10 schools
at various locations around Grounds.
author David Baldacci, a 1986 U.Va. law alumnus, will be the featured
speaker at Valedictory Exercises May 18 at 11 a.m. He will sign
his books at 1 p.m. at the University
Bookstore. The event is free and open to the public.
T. Casteen III will host a reception for graduates and guests
at Carrs Hill from 12:30-2 p.m. (rain or shine).
School of Nursing
pinning ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on the Lawn (rain site:
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium).
parking is unavailable throughout the Central Grounds over graduation
weekend. Therefore, degree candidates and guests are urged to
park at University Hall and use the free bus service that will
run continuously to the Lawn area, starting at 7 a.m. Bus service
will continue until the diploma ceremonies conclude.
is also available at Scott Stadium, the Medical Center parking
garages and the Central Grounds parking garage, which has limited
spaces available at hourly rates, but no shuttle service is provided
to or from these locations.
Saturday, bus service will run from University Hall to the Central
Grounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
live broadcast of the Lawn ceremony will be shown on large projection
screens at Newcomb Hall Theater and Ballroom, Ruffner Hall Auditorium
and the Chemistry Building Auditorium. If the inclement weather
plan is followed, viewing of the University Hall ceremony will
be available only in Newcomb Hall Theater and the Chemistry Building
Auditorium. Doors will open at 8 a.m.
will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets
are required. The ceremony also will be web-cast live at www.virginia.edu/major
inclement weather plan 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 and
U.Va.s home page: http://www.virginia.edu.
Call 924-7669 or the graduation information line, 982-2908.
designating accessible routes to the Lawn will be posted. Individuals
using wheelchairs and one companion may sit inthe designated area
in front of Cocke Hall. The services of a sign interpreter will
Call 982-2908 or visit http://www.virginia.edu/major