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Finals Weekend

Important Notice

The University will make an announcement about plans for Final Exercises for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 by March 15, 2021.The information on this page pertains to a non-pandemic year. Significant updates will be made as soon as the University's plans for Finals Weekend 2021 have been finalized. Information regarding the postponed Final Exercises for the Class of 2020 is available here. Information regarding UVA's response to COVID-19 is available here.

Diplomas, Graduation Announcements, Gifts & Programs

Diploma Information

The Basics

  • The size of the UVA diploma is 17" x 22".
  • A collection of custom diploma frames designed to encase a UVA diploma are available for purchase from the UVA Bookstore.
  • If you plan to have your diploma framed, please be aware that framing processes requiring heat can damage the diploma.
  • While there is no "official" placement of the orange and blue ribbon, it is most commonly displayed diagonally across the top left corner (blue above orange). Replacement ribbon is available through the Office of the University's Registrar (UREG) upon request at no charge. To obtain a replacement ribbon, please contact UREG by email..
  • Double majors receive only one degree; and thus, only one diploma. Both majors are noted on your transcript.

When Will I Receive My Diploma?

Diplomas will be mailed within six weeks of degree conferral to the student's identified diploma mailing address as reflected in SIS. For students receiving degrees in May, mailing address changes can be made up until May 1, in the SIS Student Center under Personal Information.

Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas

For information on how to obtain a replacement or duplicate diploma, please refer to the Office of the University Registrar's website.

Final Exercises Programs

Degree Candidates

Programs will be placed on the seats of all graduating students for Final Exercises on the Lawn; hence, they do not need to pick up a copy of the program prior to the Academic Procession on the Lawn.

Families and Guests

For families and guests, programs will be available at information booths, on the Lawn, and at remote viewing locations.

Graduation Announcements & Gifts

Orders for Personalized Announcement Packages may be placed at the UVA Bookstore during Fourth-Year Week, by phone (1-800-433-0296), or online. There is not a formal deadline for ordering announcements; however, early ordering is recommended. For questions, please contact the UVA Bookstore at (434) 924-3721 or (800) 759-4667.