Finals Weekend 2016 Announcements
The dates for Finals Weekend 2016 are Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22. The schedule of events for the weekend is available here. For information on travel, lodging, and dining please refer to our Visitors Information page.
The speakers for Final Exercises were announced on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Two members of the University of Virginia faculty will give the main addresses during Finals Weekend, set for May 20-22.
On Saturday, May 21, former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English, will address the graduates of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. On Sunday, May 22, School of Law Dean Paul G. Mahoney will speak to the graduates of the University’s other 10 schools and the Data Science Institute. The speaker for Valedictory Exercises on Friday, May 20 will be announced at a later date. More information on the speakers is available here.
Finals Weekend 2015
A .pdf of the Finals Weekend program is available here.
Please visit our Archives website to view videos and pictures from Finals Weekend 2015.
Future Dates of Finals Weekend
Finals Weekend 2017: May 19 - 21
Finals Weekend 2018: May 18 - 20
- Tips for Graduates and Guests - coming soon
- School/Department Graduation Ceremony Contacts - coming soon
- On-Grounds Graduation Housing
- 24 Hours on the Lawn in 24 Seconds: Web cam look at the Finals ceremony on the Lawn
- Traditions: Brief history of the Finals and Fall Convocation traditions
- University Registrar
- Class of 2016 Website