2017 Department of Economics Graduation Ceremony



The Economics major is a B.A. program, and will not be printed on the diploma; B.A programs are not printed on UVA diplomas in general. The official diploma will have 'Bachelor of Arts' printed (or ‘Bachelor of Science’ if double majoring with a B.S.), and the Economics major will appear on the graduate’s transcript. See: http://college.as.virginia.edu/graduation (Note: It is not possible to switch the order of the declared majors on the transcript.)

  • The official diplomas will not be awarded during any Department's Graduation ceremony. Instead, they will be mailed out to the graduate’s “Diploma Mailing Address” in SIS, within 8 weeks after Final Exercises. The “Diploma Mailing Address” must be updated in SIS by May 1st, 2017.
  • Graduates will only receive ONE diploma, even if they are double-majoring (including students with majors from different Colleges).
  • A ceremonial scroll will be handed to graduates as they cross the stage.

For more information on diplomas go to the following websites: http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/diploma.html and http://college.as.virginia.edu/graduation


A professional photographer from Photo Specialties will take pictures of graduates as they cross the stage. They will contact students after the ceremony with instructions on how to order photographs. Photo Specialties is an independent contractor, not affiliated with the Department of Economics or the University of Virginia. You are not obligated to purchase these prints, but if you are interested, please contact Photo Specialties1-800-722-7033.

SOAR (UVA Student Outcome Activity Report)

The Department would like to know what you are considering as next steps after graduation. Perhaps you have solidified your plans with a job, or a graduate program, or a volunteer opportunity. Perhaps you are continuing to explore possibilities. Please take 5 minutes to report your post-graduation plans through SOAR (the UVA Student Outcome Activity Report) even if your plans are not firm, so that the UVA Career Center/the Economics Career Office may assist you if you desire. The information you share helps us educate future majors about the diverse opportunities available after graduation and what our majors consider along the way.

If your plans have changed since you first recorded your status in SOAR, please log in to update your profile. If you previously completed your profile and nothing has changed, you do not need to do anything further. Your SOAR profile remains anonymous.

Department of Economics

University of Virginia
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4182
Phone: 434-924-3177
Fax: 434-982-2904