A separate invitation with the same information below has been mailed to families.
(Released in February, Last updated April 14, 2014. Double Major section updated 5/20/2014)
The Economics department would like to welcome you, your family, and your guests to the Department of Economics diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 18, 2014, and to pass along important information designed to make that day go smoothly. If you do not plan to attend our department’s diploma ceremony, please notify Elysia Fung, Undergraduate Programs Assistant at email@example.com or 434-924-3179. If you have specific seating concerns or if you will need handicapped accessible seating, please contact the Undergraduate Programs Assistant, Elysia Fung.
The locations of the University’s Final Exercises and the Economics diploma ceremonies 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. To find out if there is a change in the graduation or diploma ceremonies call (434) 924-SNOW, (434) 243-SNOW or the graduation information line (434) 982-2908. For information on the University’s Final Exercises please visit http://www.virginia.edu/finals/.
Parking will be available at Scott Stadium and the University Hall with shuttle bus service to Central Grounds, Complimentary parking is also available in the Emmet/Ivy parking garage- a 10 minute walk to the Lawn
Guests should take a seat on the semicircular concrete benches. There will be chairs on the grassy area of the Amphitheatre reserved for graduates. Graduates will need to find their chairs, which will be labeled with name cards. Please remove your name card from the chair and bring it with you to the podium. Graduates will be seated in alphabetical order. If you do not see your chair, there will be ushers on hand to assist you. Once you have found your chair, we ask that you remain seated until it is time to go up to the stage. When it is time to receive diplomas, graduates will line up one row at time in front of the steps nearest the podium. Professor Turner will read your name from the card.
Conversely, if you are a double major and Economics is listed as your first major but you attend your other departmental ceremony, you will receive a blank diploma at that ceremony and you will need to choose one of the options above for getting your diploma.
Photo Specialties will provide a professional photographer to take pictures of graduates as they receive their diplomas. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-722-7033.