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President James E. Ryan speaks during his Inauguration on the Lawn.

Valedictory Exercises

The music megastar and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams was the keynote speaker for Valedictory Exercises for the Class of 2019.  (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in Architecture, Law, Citizen Leadership, and Global Innovation are given yearly on Founder's Day.

Important Alert

The University of Virginia is excited to host a Virtual Celebration and Degree Conferral for the UVA Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 16, at 1 p.m. EDT. This celebration marks the conclusion of the academic year.  More Information.