Final Exercises To Be Broadcast Live At Auditoriums Around Grounds
29, 2000 -- Hundreds of visitors to the University
of Virginia's Final Exercises on Sunday, May 21, will be able to
watch the ceremony in air-conditioned comfort.
May, more than 25,000 people gathered on the Lawn for graduation.
To help ease the crowding and to provide seating for some family
members, University officials have arranged for up to 1,400 people
to view the ceremony from four handicapped-accessible auditoriums.
student is given three tickets for reserved seats on the Lawn. While
a limited number of non-ticket holders can stand in an area on the
upper Lawn, that space increasingly has become overcrowded.
year some guests without tickets will be able to go to one of the
four sites where the broadcast will be shown on large projection
screens. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served
Hall Theatre, located near the Central Grounds parking garage, off
Building Auditorium, located on McCormick Road, near Scott Stadium
Gilmer Hall rooms 130 and 190, located on McCormick Road, near Scott
Stadium parking lots
will open at 8 a.m. and University staff will be available to provide
viewing of Finals 2000 also will be available simultaneously on
the World Wide Web. Visit http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/webcast.html
for more information.
more information about Final Exercises, call the Office of Major
Events at (804) 982-3099, or visit the graduation information web
site at http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629