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Finals Weekend 2015 Announcements

Sign Up For Finals Weekend Messages

The University has set up a new service, uNotify, exclusively for Finals Weekend, whereby you can receive text messages notifying you of important information, including updates and any changes to the Finals Weekend schedule. To sign up, text the word "uvagrad" to 79516. Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation message. After Finals Weekend, you will be automatically unsubscribed from the service.

Please note: this service is different from UVa Alerts, the text messaging system that notifies registered users of imminent threats or hazards facing the University population.

Terry McAuliffe and Bob Bruner:
Keynote Speakers at Final Exercises Ceremonies

Based on the results of a spring 2014 survey of students graduating in 2015 and later, the University will begin a new tradition this year. Instead of one Final Exercises ceremony, the University will now hold two: one for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and one for the other 10 schools. That means, two featured speakers.

On Saturday, May 16, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will address the graduates of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. On Sunday, May 17, Bob Bruner, the dean of UVa's Darden School of Business, will speak to the graduates of the University's other 10 schools, plus the first graduates from UVa's Data Science Institute.

To read more about this year's keynote speakers, please click here.

Apply to Graduate

Starting Monday, November 10, SIS will open for students to apply for May 2015 graduation. The application deadline is February 1, 2015. For more information on how to apply for graduation, please click here.

On-Grounds Housing

The University offers on-Grounds housing for guests attending Finals Weekend 2015. Guests will stay in the new dorms located in Alderman Road Residence Area. These air-conditioned hall-style accommodations include shared common area and bathrooms (gender specific). Reservations must be made by the graduating student. For more information, please contact Conference Services at 434-924-4479 or visit their Graduation Housing page.


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