UVa Finals Weekend May 15-17, 2015 Final Exercises

UVa Finals Weekend May 15-17, 2015 Final Exercises

UVa Finals Weekend May 15-17, 2015 Final Exercises Website 2 General Information 3 Valedictory Speaker Friday, May 15

Ed Helms Actor, Writer, Comedian, and 4 Schedule on Friday Joint Commissioning Exercises for the Armed Services 12 p.m., Old Cabell Hall Auditorium Valedictory Exercises 4 p.m., The Lawn Rain Site: John Paul Jones Arena

Donning of the Kente Ceremony 7 p.m., Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center Fourth-Year Class Party 9 p.m., Alumni Hall www.virginia.edu/ 5 Parking and Shuttles on Friday Emmet/Ivy

Garage $5 per day (cash only) 10 minute walk to the Lawn No shuttle service UTS Northline and Connector (provide service to the Lawn and Central Grounds) John Paul Jones Arena Free parking

25 minute walk to the Lawn Shuttle service from 2-8 p.m. Pickup: JPJ west entrance Drop-off: McCormick Road (in front of Special Collections Library) www.virginia.edu/ 6

Accommodative Parking and Shuttles on Friday John Paul Jones Arena Designated parking area (near the west entrance) for guests with a disabled parking hangtag or license plate All shuttle buses will be wheelchair accessible Shuttle service from 2-8 p.m. Pickup: JPJ west entrance Drop-off: McCormick Road (in front of Special Collections Library) www.virginia.edu/

7 Friday Weather Plan Inclement/Severe Weather Valedictory Exercises will move to JPJ Arena Decision will be announced by no later than 1 p.m. Announcements will be placed on the local radio stations; the University's homepage; and the Office of Major Events' web site, Twitter account, and Facebook page.

www.virginia.edu/ 8 Tickets for Friday Valedictory Exercises No tickets required If ceremony is moved to JPJ, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis Class Party Three tickets per undergraduate: one for the student and two for the students guests

www.virginia.edu/ 9 Saturday and Sunday May 16-17 1955 10 Participants in Final Exercises

Graduates of the following classes: August 2014 December 2014 May 2015 www.virginia.edu/ 11 Schedule on Saturday Final Exercises for the College and Graduate School of Arts &

Sciences 10 a.m., The Lawn Severe Weather Site: John Paul Jones Arena Department Graduation Ceremonies for Arts & Sciences Throughout the afternoon www.virginia.edu/ 12 Schedule on Saturday Curry School of Education Doctoral

Hooding Ceremony 10 a.m., Darden School, Abbott Center Auditorium School of Nursing Hooding Ceremony 10 a.m., Paramount Theater School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony 6 p.m., Old Cabell Hall Auditorium www.virginia.edu/

13 Schedule on Sunday Final Exercises for All Other Schools 10 a.m., The Lawn Severe Weather Site: John Paul Jones Arena Graduation Ceremonies for All Other Schools Throughout the afternoon

www.virginia.edu/ Participating Schools School of Architecture Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy School of Continuing & Professional Studies Curry School of Education Darden School of Graduate Business Administration Data Science Institute School of Engineering &

Applied Science School of Law McIntire School of Commerce School of Medicine 14 School of Nursing Weather Plans for Saturday and Sunday Fair Final Exercises, The Lawn Selected school/department ceremonies, Outside

Inclement (rain without thunder, lightning, high winds, or other unsafe conditions) Final Exercises, The Lawn All school/department ceremonies, Indoors Severe (thunder, lightning, high winds, or other dangerous conditions) Final Exercises will be moved to JPJ Arena and a limited procession will occur All school/department ceremonies, Indoors Decisions to implement the inclement- or severe-weather

plan will be announced by 8 a.m. day of ceremony. 15 Saturday Graduates/Facul ty Access Only 16 Saturday 17

Sunday Graduates/Facul ty Access Only 18 Sunday 19 Parking and Shuttles on Saturday

and Sunday Emmet/Ivy Garage $5 per day (cash only) 10 minute walk to the Lawn No shuttle service Central Grounds Garage $10 per day (cash only) <10 minute walk to

the Lawn No shuttle service Limited parking available www.virginia.edu/ 20 Parking and Shuttles on Saturday and Sunday JPJ Arena Free parking Shuttle service, 7 a.m. until the conclusion of school

and department ceremonies (approximately 5:30 p.m.) Pickup: JPJ west entrance Drop-off: University Chapel, then at department ceremony sites Accommodative Parking and Shuttles at JPJ Free parking for individuals with limited mobility or in wheelchairs Accommodative plate or tag required Shuttle service, 7 a.m. until the conclusion of school and department ceremonies (approximately 5:30 p.m.) Pickup: JPJ west entrance (staff and signs will be directing 21

Parking and Shuttles on Saturday and Sunday Scott Stadium Free parking Shuttle service, 7 a.m. until the conclusion of school/department ceremonies (approximately 5:30 p.m.) Pickup: Student Activities Building located in the west lot Drop-off: University Chapel, then at school/department ceremony sites www.virginia.edu/

22 Shuttle Pickup Location 23 Tickets for Saturday and Sunday Final Exercises Four guest seating tickets per graduate Graduates will receive tickets for either Saturday or Sundays Final Exercises not both

All guests must have a ticket to be on the Lawn Ticketed entrances open at 7:30 a.m. No standing room on the Lawn Remote viewing sites are available for additionalwww.virginia.edu/ guests 24 Remote Viewing Sites for Saturday and Sunday Viewing Sites

No tickets are needed Doors open at 8 a.m. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis Persons with Limited Mobility Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor Live Stream Available online: www.virginia.edu/majorevents/live 25 Remote Viewing Sites

26 Double Majors Crossing Schools Final Exercises Will receive guest seating tickets for the Final Exercises ceremony of their primary major NOT both ceremonies School/Department Graduation Ceremony* Only receive one diploma from the school of their primary major

To participate in the ceremony for their second major, graduates must seek approval from that school/department 27 Valedictor y Exercises Friday May 15 28 28

Final Exercises Saturday and Sunday May 16-17 DIAGRAM KEY 292929 29 Key Telephone Numbers Cap & Gowns Information: (434) 9243721 Charlottesville Albemarle Convention

& Visitors Bureau: (877) 924-4479 Coordinator of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services: (434) 243-5180(v); (434) 4656579(VP) Coordinator of Services for Persons with Disabilities: (434) 924-3095 Office of Major Events: (434) 982-3099 www.virginia.edu/ 30 School and Department Ceremony Contacts Ceremony contacts can be

found here 31 Other Resources Text Alerts and Updates Text uvagrad to 79516 to subscribe (after May 18 all will be automatically unsubscribed) Messages notifying you of important information, updates, and any changes to the Finals Weekend schedule Social Media

Facebook: Uva MajorEvents Twitter: @Uva_Events Instagram: Uva_Events #UVAgrad 32 www.virginia.edu/finals 33 Important Tips and Reminders Parking for guests with a valid Disabled Parking hangtag or license

plate will be in a designated area in the JPJ west parking lot. The diagram will be linked here shortly and can be downloaded. Student athletes who have a conflicting sporting event on graduation day should contact Adrien Harraway, Associate Athletic Director for Academic Affairs, at [email protected] Guest seating entrances are located along the sidewalks at Garrett and Rouss/Robertson Halls (see slide 30). Ushers will take tickets at these two locations, then direct guests to the best available seats. Graduates will receive guest seating tickets for Final Exercises on Saturday OR Sunday, not both ceremonies (see slide 25). All guests must have a ticket to be on the Lawn at Final Exercises. We encourage guests to be in their seats by 9:15 a.m. in preparation for the procession. Indoor remote viewing sites are available for guests to watch the live

broadcast of Final Exercises. Venues are linked here, and tickets are not required. There is no standing room section on the Lawn. Maps and Diagrams for the Lawn, JPJ, and Shuttle Buses will be linked here shortly and can be downloaded. 34

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