Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who is the speaker for Fall Convocation?
A. The name of the speaker who will deliver the Convocation address on September 27 at 2 p.m. in the John Paul Jones Arena will be announced during the summer months.
How many seating tickets do I get?
A. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. at the John Paul Jones Arena. Guest seating will be available in sections 107, 108, and 109 (see Seating diagram). No tickets are required.
Q. Where do I get my cap and gown?
A. Students: Caps and gowns for Intermediate Honors recipients are available for pickup at the University Bookstore during the following times:
|Wednesday, September 25||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Thursday, September 26||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Friday, September 27||10 a.m. - 1 p.m.|
These "one-way" caps and gowns do not need to be returned after the ceremony; they may be retained as keepsakes.
Faculty: Academic Regalia is not required. However, regalia can be rented through the University Bookstore at 924-3721. The deadline for ordering rental regalia is September 6, 2013.
What about parking?
A. Parking will be available at the John Paul Jones Arena (surface lot and parking garage) located on Massie Road (see University Map).
Q. Where do Intermediate Honors recipients and faculty members assemble?
A. Intermediate Honors recipients and faculty members go to the assembly points that have been designated for each school on the floor area behind the stage at the John Paul Jones Arena (see Assembly and Procession Diagram). Assembly begins at 1:00 p.m.; all students and faculty should be at assembly points no later than 1:30 p.m. Faculty marshals will organize groups into columns. At 1:45 p.m., the faculty marshals will direct students and faculty from the assembly area for the start of the procession at 2:00 p.m. The grand marshal will proceed down the center aisle at the John Paul Jones Arena followed by the Intermediate Honors recipients and faculty members.
Who should I contact concerning the requirements for Intermediate Honors?
A. Contact the dean's office of your school. Each school sends notification to its students who are receiving Intermediate Honors.
Q. When will I obtain my Intermediate Honors certificate?
A. Certificates will be distributed immediately following the ceremony in the entry foyer of the John Paul Jones Arena. For those who are unable to attend, certificates will be available at UREG (Office of the University Registrar) in Carruthers Hall starting Monday, September 30. Those certificates that have not been picked up by October 30 will be mailed to the student's permanent address listed in the SIS/Student Information System.
Q. Are there accommodations at Fall Convocation for persons with disabilities?
A. Accommodations at Fall Convocation include:
For additional questions about parking and seating, contact the Coordinator of Services for Persons with Disabilities at (434) 924-3095. Additional general accommodative needs information may be found on the John Paul Jones Arena web site here.
For faculty members and students (with limited mobility) participating in the procession, please contact the Office of Major Events at 434-982-3099 to arrange for parking. For guests, accessible parking will be available in the surface parking lot adjacent to the John Paul Jones Arena (see Accessible Parking Diagram).
Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located inside the John Paul Jones Arena.
Individuals using wheelchairs and one companion may sit in the designated areas inside the John Paul Jones Arena. Signs designating accessible routes will be posted, and ushers will be available to assist you (see Seating diagram).
Accommodations for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Assistive listening devices are available at the arena for this event. To obtain one of these devices, visit the Guest Services desk in the main lobby. ASL interpreters will also be provided for this event. Guests requesting these services should inform an usher upon arrival at the John Paul Jones Arena and you will be directed to appropriate seating. For other accommodations not listed here, please contact Diana Davis at the Learning Needs and Evaluation Center at 434-243-5180 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Is there a list of hotels in the Charlottesville area available?
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Is there a list of restaurants in the Charlottesville area available?
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