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Finals Weekend

Valedictory Exercises

Friday, May 18
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
The Lawn*

*In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the John Paul Jones Arena.
The arena doors will open up at 1:30 p.m.

Before the Class of 2018 walks down the Lawn at Final Exercises, they will pay tribute to their fellow classmates and their time spent at the University at the Valedictory Exercises ceremony. This unique ceremony includes the presentation of the Class Gift and University and Class Awards as well as a speech from a keynote speaker, who is chosen by the class. This year's keynote speaker is Chris Long, NFL Super Bowl champion, philanthropist, and alumnus. 

The ceremony is open to the public. It will also be live-streamed here.

Tip: Please be sure to allow extra time for arrival to the Lawn. Everyone attending Valedictory Exercises will be required to go through a metal detector at the guest entrances, which are located by Garrett Hall or Rouss/Robertson Halls. A diagram of the entry points and seating area is available here. Please note: the University’s clear bag policy will be in effect and will be subject to search.  

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