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Department of Economics Graduation Ceremony

SPRING 2015 FINAL EXCERCISES INFORMATION FOR

GRADUATING ECONOMICS MAJORS!

 

A separate invitation with the same information below has been mailed to families.

 
 

*General Information*

*Diplomas*

*Photographs*

 

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(Released 19 February, 2015. Updated, March 6, 2015, noted below)


General Information
 
The Economics department would like to welcome graduating Economics majors, their family, and guests to the Economics Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2015, and to pass along important information designed to make that day go smoothly.
 
Graduating majors do not need to indicate whether or not they are planning to attend the Economics Graduation Ceremony. If you have specific seating concerns or if you will need handicapped accessible seating, please contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Elysia Fung (ef8t@virginia.edu).
For information on the University’s Final Exercises please visit http://www.virginia.edu/finals/.
 
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 actually has three plans: Fair Weather, Inclement Weather, and Severe Weather (as listed below). If the weather is less than ideal on the morning of graduation, the Office of the University President will decide by 8:00 a.m. which plan will be used. If the inclement- or severe-weather plan is implemented for Final Exercises, announcements will be made no later than 8:00 a.m. on local radio stations, the University's website (www.virginia.edu); and the Office of Major Events' website (http://www.virginia.edu/finals/), Twitter account (https://twitter.com/UVa­_Events), and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UVaMajorEvents).
 
Maps and directions may be found on the following website: http://www.virginia.edu/Map/.
 
Complimentary parking will be available at Scott Stadium and at John Paul Jones Arena with shuttle bus service to Central Grounds. Buses will load at the entrance of the Student Activities Building (located in the Scott Stadium west parking lot) and near the west entrance of the Arena. Return shuttles to these lots will run continuously from Central Grounds throughout Saturday afternoon. Parking is also available in the Emmet/Ivy parking garage ($5 per vehicle) which is about a 10 minute walk to the Lawn (no shuttle service). For more detailed information go to: http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/finals/information.
 

NOTE (posted March 6, 2015): The Economics Graduation Ceremony is typically 1 hour long (approximately). However, we suggest allotting at least 1.5 hours to account for mingling, photography, travel time back to your car, and other unforeseen activities.

 
*FAIR WEATHER*
 
UVA Final Exercises
Location: On the Lawn.
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Tickets required? Yes. (Information has been sent to graduating students).
 
Economics Department Graduation Ceremony
Location: On the Lawn.
Time: 3:00 p.m. Students should arrive at the Lawn no later than 2:40 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.
 
We kindly ask that guests seat themselves immediately upon arrival. The front rows will be reserved for graduates; families may sit behind them. 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 to ensure that our photographers and video equipment are able to capture memorable moments for our graduates. If you have specific seating concerns or if you will need handicapped accessible seating, please contact the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, Elysia Fung (ef8t@virginia.edu, or 434-924-3179).
 
 
*INCLEMENT WEATHER*
 
UVA Final Exercises
Location: On the Lawn.
Time: 10:00 a.m. Arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.
Tickets required? Yes. (Information has been sent to graduating students).
 
Economics Department Graduation Ceremony
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.
Tickets required? No.
 
 
*SEVERE WEATHER*
 
UVA Final Exercises
Location: John Paul Jones Arena.
Time: 10:00 a.m. Arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.
Tickets required? Yes. (Information has been sent to graduating students).
 
Economics Department Graduation Ceremony
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.
Tickets required? No.
 

Diplomas

  • Diplomas will not be awarded during any Department's Graduation ceremony. Instead, they will be mailed out to the student’s “Diploma Mailing Address” as indicated in SIS, within 6 weeks after Final Exercises. The “Diploma Mailing Address” must be updated in SIS by May 1st, 2015.
    • Students will only receive ONE diploma- even if they are double-majoring between two different Colleges.

  • A blank scroll will be handed to graduates as they cross the stage.

  • Graduating students can attend the Economics diploma ceremony if Economics is their second major.

  • Note! 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 Economics major will appear on the transcript.


Photographs
 

A professional photographer from Photo Specialties will take pictures of graduates as they cross the stage. They will collect graduating students contact information during the Economics Graduation Ceremony- students are not required to share their contact information. 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 Specialties directly at info@photospecialties.com or 1-800-722-7033. 

 
 
 

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

It is a privilege to have had you all in our program.