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The University of Virginia's Office of Major Events manages Finals Weekend (commencement), Fall Convocation, and Founder's Day events annually, along with other special events usually intended for a University-wide audience such as the Inauguration of President Teresa A. Sullivan and a 2013 visit from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Major Events is a part of the Office of the President.

If you have questions that are not answered on this web site, please contact our office at (434) 982-3099 or by email.

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Finals Weekend

The dates for Finals Weekend 2016 are Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22. The schedule for the weekend is available here.

Finals Weekend 2015 was held May 15-17. A comprehensive recap of Finals Weekend, including video, pictures, articles, etc can be found here.

The dates for Finals Weekend have been set through 2018:

Finals Weekend 2017: May 19 - 21
Finals Weekend 2018: May 18 - 20

For information on travel, lodging, and dining, please refer to the Visitor Information page.

Archives of Finals Weekend
View the Finals Weekend archives from 2001 to 2015.


Fall Convocation

Fall Convocation 2015 will be held on Friday, October 23 in the John Paul Jones Arena starting at 2:00 p.m.

Archives of Fall Convocation

View archives of Fall Convocation ceremonies from 2003 to 2014.