2017 Department of Economics Graduation Ceremony information

 

A separate invitation with the same information below will be mailed to graduates home mailing address by the end of February.

Tickets are not required for the Economics Graduation Ceremony. Graduating majors do not need to indicate whether or not they are planning to attend the Economics Graduation Ceremony. Students graduating at the end of Spring 2017 (Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 graduates too) can attend the Economics Graduation ceremony, even if Economics is their second major. Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 graduates are welcome to attend.

For more details see “Weather Plans” and "General Information” below. 

For Final Exercises ticket information, please go to: http://majorevents.virginia.edu/finals/tickets

The Department of Economics looks forward to seeing graduates and meeting their guests on Graduation Weekend!

(Released February 15, 2017.)

How to stay informed

Text "uvagrad" to 79516 for text alerts regarding Final Exercises.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uvagrad

For information on the University’s Final Exercises (the larger ceremony on the Lawn) please visit http://majorevents.virginia.edu/finals.

General Information

The Economics department would like to welcome graduating Economics majors, their families and guests to the Economics Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017, and to pass along important information designed to make that day go smoothly.

    We kindly ask that guests seat themselves immediately upon arrival. Certain rows will be reserved for our graduates and will be labeled accordingly; guests may sit in any unlabeled seat. Ushers will be present to assist you with seating. Please remain seated for the duration of the ceremony and refrain from taking photographs in front of the stage until after the ceremony is completed. This is for both safety reasons and to ensure that the professional photographers and department video equipment are able to capture the ceremony.

    The Economics graduation ceremony usually lasts for one hour.

    Students graduating at the end of Spring 2017 (Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 graduates too) can attend the Economics Graduation ceremony, even if Economics is their second major.

    Weather Plans

    The locations of the University’s Final Exercises and the Economics Graduation Ceremony will depend on the weather on the day of graduation. The University has three plans: Fair Weather, Inclement Weather, and Severe Weather. The UVA Office of Major Events will decide and announce which weather plan will be used. If the inclement or severe weather plan is implemented for Final Exercises, announcements will be made through local radio stations, on the University's website (www.virginia.edu); and the Office of Major Events' website (http://majorevents.virginia.edu/finals), Twitter account (https://twitter.com/uva_events), and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/uvagrad).

    The weather plans for the Economics Department’s Ceremony are below. For information on all other Department Ceremonies and Final Exercises, please go to the following website: http://majorevents.virginia.edu/finals/schedule.

    *FAIR WEATHER*

    • Location: On the Lawn.
    • Time: 3:00 p.m. Graduates should arrive at the Lawn no later than 2:45 p.m. and find his/her chair, which will be labeled with a name card. Please seat yourself before 3:00 p.m.
    • Tickets required? No.

    *INCLEMENT WEATHER*

    • Location: John Paul Jones Arena.
    • Time: 3:30 p.m. Graduates and their families should arrive at John Paul Jones Arena no later than 3:00 p.m. Please follow the directions from ushers and seat yourself upon arrival.
    • Tickets required? No.

    *SEVERE WEATHER*

    • Location: John Paul Jones Arena.
    • Time: 3:00 p.m. Graduates and their families should arrive at John Paul Jones Arena no later than 2:30 p.m. Please follow the directions from ushers and seat yourself upon arrival.
    • Tickets required? No.

    Diplomas

    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

    Disability Accommodation

    If you have specific seating concerns or if you will need handicapped accessible seating, please contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Elysia Anderson (ef8t@virginia.edu).

    Should you require disability-related accommodations, please send your request to adacoordinator@virginia.edu as early as possible, but no later than April 15, 2017, so that we have ample lead time to arrange for the necessary accommodations.  Examples of accommodations may include real-time captioning, ASL-English interpreting services, accessible digital copies of programs, accessible seating, and accessible parking.  Please include the following information in your request:

    1. Full Name:
    2. Contact Information:
    3. Degree Candidate:
      • Name:
      • School/Department/Major:
    4. Date and Location of the Event:
    5. Accommodation requested:
    • Accommodation requests received at adacoordinator@virginia.edu will be forwarded to school and department contacts to be addressed.  The University ADA Coordinator will be available to provide assistance and guidance regarding accommodation request. 

    Photographs

    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.

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