President Teresa A. Sullivan Congratulates the Class of 2013

To Members of the Graduating Class:

Teresa SullivanAs you near the end of your studies, I write to congratulate you and to provide information about Finals Weekend, May 18 and 19. 

The Valedictory Exercises will be held on Saturday, May 18.  At Valediction, University awards and the class gift will be presented.  The speaker will be Stephen Colbert, the host, co-writer, and executive producer of Comedy Central’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series “The Colbert Report.” After the ceremony, please plan to join me at Carr's Hill for a reception to honor the class of 2013 and your families.

Final Exercises and diploma ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 19.  The speaker will be The Honorable Jim Webb, former Senator from Virginia. At once joyful and dignified, the ceremony is a celebration of your achievements.  I think you will find that Finals memorably honors your years here.

Please remember that alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the Lawn and at all diploma ceremonies.  Graduating students or guests who bring alcohol will be asked to leave the ceremonies.

We hope that you and your family enjoy the weekend's activities.  I wish you all the best for the future, and I invite you to return often to the University.

Very truly yours,
Teresa A. Sullivan