Final Exercises 2018
The Class of 2018 has thousands of stories. The students who will walk the Lawn during Final Exercises weekend, May 18-20, include child prodigies and those who went back to school mid-career; there are artists, lawyers, scientists, pilots and every possible combination.
Continuing a University of Virginia tradition, outgoing President Teresa A. Sullivan will deliver the commencement address at the 189th Final Exercises on May 19 and 20.
Sullivan, who will step down this summer, will speak on the Lawn both days following the traditional academic procession, which begins at 10 a.m. Students from the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will graduate on May 19. Students from all other schools and the Data Science Institute will participate on May 20.
Details of Final Exericises weekend can be found at