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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.

For Students

Finals Weekend will be here before you know it! Here is a list of items you will want to take care of before you take your walk down the Lawn:

January - March

  • August 2022/December 2022 Graduates - If you plan to participate in your school/department graduation ceremony, please contact the individual(s) listed as the primary contact for the ceremony to confirm your participation.
  • Pick up your complimentary Cap & Gown from the UVA Bookstore. Note: Darden, Law, and Medicine graduates will pick up their cap & gown at their respective school.
  • For doctoral students who wish to purchase UVA custom regalia, you must place your order by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 10. For additional information, visit the Cap & Gown page.


  • For doctoral students who wish to rent regalia, you must place your order by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7. For additional information, visit the Cap & Gown page.


  • The deadline to correct/update the primary name that will appear on your diploma is May 1. To make changes, complete the the SIS Primary Name Update form on UREG's website.
  • Complete the Class of 2023 UVA First Destination Survey on Handshake, which takes approximately 3 minutes. The information collected will provide UVA staff with a better understanding of students' professional development needs and will play a vital role in determining the types of development opportunities offered in the future. Commerce students, please use the McIntire Destinations Portfolio Survey to report your outcome.
  • If you didn't pick up your cap & gown in February (undergraduate students) or March (master's and doctoral students), stop by the UVA Bookstore with a valid photo ID to claim yours starting on Wednesday, May 17. For hours and additional information, refer to the Cap & Gown page.
  • Pick up your tickets for Class Party and Final Exercises from the UVA Bookstore between Wednesday, May 17 - Sunday, May 21.
  • Plan your weekend. Please review the following items and then communicate any relevant information to your guests:
    • The Finals Weekend schedule 
    • Where/when to assemble for your Final Exercises ceremony
    • The location of your school/department graduation ceremony
    • The weather plans for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
    • Parking and shuttle bus options for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
    • The locations of the Remote (Indoor) Viewing Sites for Final Exercises (If you have more guests than tickets for Final Exercises, this is a great option for your guests who don't have a ticket. The remote viewing sites are also a great alternative for elderly guests, guests with infants or small children, or anyone who prefers to stay out of the elements. All venues are climate-controlled and wheelchair accessible).

Note: With so many people on the Lawn for Final Exercises, cell service is likely to be limited. It's a good idea for you and your guests to establish a post-ceremony meeting location before arriving to the Lawn.

  • Connect on social media using #UVAgrad.

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 Updated: March 28, 2023