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The department's Graduation Ceremony will follow the Lawn Ceremony on Saturday, May 17 at 1:00pm in the Culbreth Theatre (the Drama Building) rain or shine. Degree candidates in Latin American Studies, Italian Studies and Spanish will participate in the ceremony. Fourth-year Curry BA/MT students who have completed their Spanish major requirements will be recognized as well. Students who received their degree in Summer 2014 and December 2014 may participate in the ceremony.

Tickets are required to enter the ceremony. Fire code regulations limit how many people can enter the theater, so a ticket system is used to track the number of guests in attendance. In late April, tickets will be distributed to the degree candidates who plan to participate in the ceremony. Graduates are responsible for distributing tickets to their guests. Any unclaimed tickets will be distributed at the door on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the ceremony, beginning at 12:15pm.

For additional information about Finals Weekend, please visit http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/finals/.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Department's Graduation Ceremony?  The Culbreth Theatre located at 109 Culbreth Road. (Map: http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/CArtsAndArchitecture.html) If you’re coming from the Lawn Ceremony, we suggest you walk down Rugby Road toward Beta Bridge, Madison House, etc. Just before reaching Beta Bridge, turn left onto Culbreth Road. The theater is on the left, across from the Culbreth Road Parking Garage.

What time should I arrive for the Department's ceremony?  Those who plan to participate in the ceremony should arrive by 12:30pm.  

How long will the Department's ceremony last?  The ceremony will take approximately an hour to an hour and a half. (The end time, is contingent upon the time we start.)

Who Needs a Ticket?  Each guest (including children, persons in wheelchairs, etc.) must present a ticket in order to enter the ceremony. Graduates participating in the ceremony DO NOT need a ticket.

What if I still need additional tickets?  Any unclaimed tickets will be available at the door, beginning at 12:15pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

What about my diploma? Diplomas will be mailed by the University Registrar’s Office within 6 weeks of Final Exercises to the student's identified Diploma Mailing Address. To update the Diploma Mailing Address after submission of the Application to Graduate, changes can be made in the SIS Student Center under Personal Information by May 1, 2015. For additional information about receiving your diploma, please visit the University Registrar’s Office at http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/diploma.html.

What about parking?  Parking information is available on the Parking & Transportation website: http://www.virginia.edu/parking/.


For additional information about Final Exercises, please visit: http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/finals/