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Finals Weekend

For Students

Finals Weekend will be here before you know it! Below are some important items you will want to take care of in advance. This list will continue to be updated, so be sure to check back here in the spring of 2019. 

  1. Apply for Graduation – In addition to completing any necessary graduation-related processes with your school and/or department, you will need to complete a graduation application in SIS for the semester in which you are graduating. For a step-by-step tutorial, please visit ITS’ Applying for Graduation webpage.

    Deadlines to Apply for Graduation in SIS:
    August 2018 Graduates: July 1
    December 2018 Graduates: October 1
    May 2019 Graduates: The window for applying for May Graduation is November 1 to February 1. Please note: The College of Arts & Sciences deadline is earlier and falls in mid-December. 

    Note: It is your responsibility to verify the correct mailing address for your diploma as well as the name that will be displayed on your diploma. You can correct your name and change it to how you wish it to be printed on your diploma. If your diploma name contains characters or symbols that SIS cannot accommodate, please contact UREG.

  2. August 2018/December 2018 Graduates - Contact Your school/department to confirm your intent to participate in Final Exercises and the school/department graduation ceremony.

  3. Order graduation announcements (Optional).

  4. Pick up your Cap & Gown from the UVA Bookstore* (Darden, Law, and Medicine graduates pick up your cap & gown at your school).

  5. Complete the Class of 2019 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.


Last updated: May 30, 2018