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Class of 2015 – Graduation is Saturday, May 16, 2015

Class of 2016 – Graduation is Sunday, May 22, 2016 (tentative)

Information about the Lawn Ceremony, caps and gowns, etc. can be found here.

Information about the College of Arts and Sciences’ requirements and procedures for graduating can be found here.

Fun facts about graduation at UVA can be found here.

First, the Lawn Ceremony is run from the Dean’s Office of the College. Students should be receiving a graduation packet or email from them with information about how to pick up your cap and gown, line up and march, sit and listen to whoever it is who’s giving the address this time. At this time, each student is eligible for 3 tickets to the Lawn ceremony. That’s for the seating. People are still able to view the ceremony from around the edge, etc. If you have family members who don’t deal well with weather, crowds, etc., keep in mind that there are remote viewing venues (Chemistry auditorium is one of them).  Parking is free of charge and will be available in the lots next to and in front of Chemistry and across the street at the stadium (also known as T4 lots). The parking spaces on Chemistry Drive are usually reserved for those with handicap permits only. Here is a link for directions and maps to the Chemistry Building and nearby parking lots.  Click here for information for services for persons with disabilities.

The Department of Chemistry’s Diploma Ceremony will take place in the Auditorium of Old Cabell Hall at 3:30pm. Graduates will be arranged into alphabetical lines (B.A. first, then all B.Sc.). Tickets are required for the Department of Chemistry’s Diploma Ceremony, as the auditorium holds 850 people (120 of which will be reserved for students). Graduates will be notified by email how many tickets to the Department of Chemistry’s Diploma Ceremony they will receive. At this time, we are anticipating being able to give each graduate 6 tickets.  Graduates will be asked to notify Cindy Knight of any special seating needed for their guests.

We have contracted with Grad Images (http://gradimages.com/) to have photographers at our ceremony. Each graduate will be photographed as they receive their diploma and again in front of a backdrop. There is no charge for the picture being taken; there are only charges should you order any of the pictures.  Graduates will receive more information about this in February.

All students will receive a blank diploma at the diploma ceremony; your actual diploma will be mailed to you.

There is no minimum grade required to graduate. However, you have to have 120 credits and a minimum CUMULATIVE AVERAGE of C or a gpa of 2.0. Here’s the link to the website: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/college/requirements/index.html

Please email Cindy Knight if you have any questions.