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Finals Weekend

Important Notice

The information on this site pertains to Finals Weekend 2023. We will begin updating the site with Finals Weekend 2024 information later this Fall. Please continue to check back.

Information for Faculty

Finals Weekend is fast approaching, and we look forward to your participation in this very special weekend for the University of Virginia community. If you are a faculty member and interested in serving as a Faculty Marshal at Final Exercises please contact the Office of Major Events at (434) 982-3099 for more information.

Academic Regalia

Faculty assisting with Final Exercises as banner carriers, marshals, and members of the Assembly and Seating groups will need to dress in academic regalia. Regalia may be rented or purchased through the UVA Bookstore. For those who need to order rental regalia, please send an email to by Wednesday, March 29 to have the cost of your regalia covered by the Office of Major Events.

Rental Regalia: Faculty members who are interested in ordering a rental gown, which comes with a mortarboard and tassel, and/or a doctoral hood, should contact Teresa Hammond at (434) 924-7212 or by no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Regalia can be picked up from the University Bookstore at the following times:

  • Wednesday, May 17 - Friday, May 19:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20:  7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21:  7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Rented academic regalia must be returned to the University Bookstore at the following times:

  • Saturday, May 20:  12 to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21:  12 to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, May 22:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Individuals are responsible for the cost of unreturned regalia. A late fee will be charged for rental regalia not returned by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 22.

Purchased Regalia: For faculty who wish to purchase academic regalia, the order deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3. Order forms can be faxed to the UVA Bookstore at (434) 982-2165 or dropped off at the UVA Bookstore, located atop the 4th floor of the Central Grounds Parking Garage (map). 

For questions concerning rental or purchased academic regalia, please contact Teresa Hammond at (434) 924-7212 or

Commerce, Darden, Engineering, Law, and Medicine Faculty

Faculty in Commerce, Darden, Engineering, Law, and Medicine will pick up their caps and gowns in their respective schools and will return them to those locations.

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Updated: February 13, 2023