Schedule of Events

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Valedictory Exercises, The Lawn
Keynote Speaker: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos Quarterback
Tickets not required

Rain Site: John Paul Jones Arena

1:30 - 3 p.m.

School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Curry School of Education Hooding Ceremony, Culbreth Theatre

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Joint Commissioning Exercises for Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force Candidates, Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

7 - 8:30 p.m.

School of Nursing Hooding Ceremony, Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

7 - 9 p.m.

Donning of the Kente Ceremony, The Paramount Theater
Tickets required

9 p.m. - midnight

Fourth-Year Class Party, Alumni Hall
Tickets required

On Saturday, May 17, there will be some school and departmental social events.  Please contact your school or department for information.


SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014

9:30 a.m.

Degree candidates gather at designated assembly points near the Rotunda for the Academic Procession.

10 a.m.

Faculty assemble at the Rotunda (southwest terrace) for the Academic Procession.

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Academic Procession and Final Exercises, The Lawn
Keynote Speaker: Ray Mabus, U.S. Secretary of the Navy
Tickets are required for seating. Tickets are not required for standing room only on the north end of the Lawn.

Rain Site: Please refer to Weather Plans

The ceremony will be streamed live on the web and broadcast in climate-controlled auditoriums on the Grounds.

Following Final Exercises

Diplomas are distributed at ceremonies for the individual schools and departments (Arts & Sciences and Engineering) following Final Exercises. Please check the diploma ceremony locations page for specific start times and locations under all weather plans. Contact your school or department with any questions about the diploma ceremony.