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The information on this site pertains to Finals Weekend 2022. We will update the site with Finals Weekend 2023 information in the coming months. Please continue to check back.

Schedule of Events

The University of Virginia’s Finals Weekend 2022 will return to its regular format in May with two Final Exercises ceremonies – one on Saturday (Arts & Sciences) and the second on Sunday (all other Schools). Both ceremonies will be held on the Lawn with John Paul Jones Arena as the severe-weather site.

 

Friday, May 20, 2022

12:00 p.m.
Joint Commissioning Exercises for Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force Candidates
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Speaker: Admiral Michael M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations

3:00 p.m.
Valedictory Exercises

John Paul Jones Arena
Speaker: Ralph Sampson, UVA alumnus (’83), Three-Time College Basketball Player of the Year, NBA Hall of Famer, Business Owner

6:00 p.m.
Donning of the Kente (Virtual)

9:00 p.m. - Midnight
Fourth-Year Class Party
(tickets required)
Alumni Hall

Saturday, May 21, 2022

6:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Ms. Kathy Begins
1515

10:00 a.m.
Academic Procession and Final Exercises for:
(Tickets required)

  • College of Arts & Sciences

  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The Lawn (Severe-Weather Site: John Paul Jones Arena)
Speaker: Claudrena Harold, Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Professor of History and Department Chair

10:00 a.m.
School of Education and Human Development Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Darden School, Abbott Center Auditorium

Afternoon (following Final Exercises)
Department Graduation Ceremonies (Arts & Sciences Only)
Ceremonies where graduates will be recognized individually for their academic accomplishments, and awards will be presented. Ceremony locations and times are available here.

5:30 p.m.
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Academic Regalia Ceremony 

James Monroe’s Highland  (Severe-Weather Site: Old Cabell Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m.)

 

Sunday, May 22, 2022

6:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Ms. Kathy Begins
1515

10:00 a.m.
Academic Procession and Final Exercises for:

(Tickets required)

  • Darden School of Graduate Business Administration

  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

  • McIntire School of Commerce

  • School of Architecture

  • School of Continuing & Professional Studies

  • School of Data Science

  • School of Education and Human Development

  • School of Engineering & Applied Science

  • School of Law

  • School of Medicine

  • School of Nursing

The Lawn (Severe-Weather Site: John Paul Jones Arena)
Speaker: Taison Bell, M.D., M.B.A, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Afternoon (following Final Exercises)
School and Department Graduation Ceremonies
Ceremonies where graduates will be recognized individually for their academic accomplishments, and awards will be presented. Ceremony locations and times are available here.

 

Updated: April 27, 2022.