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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.

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. Please take a few moments to review important faculty instructions and scheduling information regarding the weekend's festivities. 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 in Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Continuing & Professional Studies, Data Science, Education, Leadership and Public Policy, and Nursing may rent caps and gowns through the UVA Bookstore by contacting Teresa Hammond. The deadline to order rental regalia is April 6, 2021.

    Rented academic regalia may be picked up at the University Bookstore at the following times:

    • Wednesday, May 19 through Friday, May 21:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Saturday, May 22:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Sunday, May 23:  7 to 9:30 a.m.

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

    • Saturday, May 22:  12 to 5 p.m.

    • Sunday, May 23:  12 to 5 p.m.

    • Monday, May 24:  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 May 24.

    The UVA Bookstore also offers academic regalia for purchase. The UVA Academic Regalia Order Form will be available on the Bookstore's website.  The deadline for ordering purchased regalia is March 26, 2021. 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 call the UVA Bookstore at (434) 924-3721 or (800) 759-4667.

    Commerce, Engineering, Graduate Business, Law, and Medicine Faculty

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

    Additional Information: