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The department's Graduation Ceremony will follow the Lawn Ceremony on Saturday, May 21 at 3:30PM

Location:  Culbreth Theatre (rain or shine). The Culbreth Theatre (Drama Building) is located at 109 Culbreth Road.

Those participating in the ceremony should keep the following in mind:

  • Length of Time of Ceremony:  Typically an hour to an hour and a half
  • Arrival Time:  Graduates should arrive by 3:00PM 
  • Number of Tickets:  Each Graduate will receive THREE tickets. (Graduates participating in the ceremony don’t need a ticket.)
  • Who Needs a Ticket:  All guests (including children, persons in wheelchairs, etc.) must have a ticket in-hand to enter the theatre. (Graduates, are responsible for making sure that their guests have a ticket.)
  • Ticket Distribution:  April 25 through May 12 in New Cabell 444 (9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday–Friday) Please be sure to bring your student ID when you come to pick-up your tickets.
  • Additional Tickets:  Graduates who'd like to request additional tickets, should e-mail Shawn Harris and indicate how many you need. (Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that extra tickets will be available.)
  • Ticket Pick-up Deadline4:00PM on Thursday, May 5 (If you don’t pick-up your tickets by the deadline, we’ll conclude that you don’t plan to participate in our ceremony and your tickets will be redistributed.)
  • Your DiplomaDiplomas will be mailed within 6 weeks of Final Exercises. Diplomas will be mailed to the identified ‘Diploma Mailing Address’ in SIS. Degree candidates should confirm their address under Personal Information in the SIS Student Center. Changes must be made by May 2.


Link to the Office of the University Registrar: http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/diploma.html

Information about Finals Weekend can be found at: http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/finals/