Alumni To Speak During Finals Weekend
May 13, 2003 --
REPORTERS COVERING U.VA.’S GRADUATION SHOULD CALL PENNEY CATLETT
AT (434) 924-1400 FOR PRESS INFORMATION. PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE
AT C-1 LOT.
University of Virginia’s 174th graduation ceremony will begin
Sunday with the traditional academic procession from the Rotunda
at 10 a.m.
Caplin, a former top government official and leading advocate of
public service, will deliver the commencement address. Caplin is
a graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences (1937) and the
School of Law (1940).
L. D. Britt, professor and chairman of surgery at Eastern Virginia
Medical School, and a 1972 graduate of the College of Arts &
Sciences, will be the keynote speaker at Saturday’s Valedictory
Exercises at 11 a.m.
ceremonies will be held on the Lawn.
than 5,600 graduate, undergraduate and professional students are
expected to receive diplomas at Sunday’s Finals Exercises.
About 30,000 people are expected to attend.
broadcast of the ceremony will be shown at Gilmer Hall auditoriums,
Chemistry Building Auditorium, Ruffner Hall Auditorium (closed-caption),
Newcomb Hall Ballroom and Theater (closed-caption). Additionally
Finals can be viewed online at: www.virginia.edu/majorevents/webcast.html.
case of severe weather Sunday, Caplin will speak at University Hall
at the Arts & Sciences graduation ceremony. In case of severe
weather on Saturday, Britt will speak at University Hall at 11 a.m.
If the weather is questionable on either day, call (434) 924-SNOW
or (434) 243-SNOW.
complete information about Finals Weekend, see the Web site at:
Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629