(Released 17 February, 2016. General Information section updated on 28, April, 2016 )
The Economics department would like to welcome graduating Economics majors, their family, and guests to the Economics Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2016, 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. Graduating students can attend the Economics Graduation ceremony if Economics is their second major.
If you have specific seating concerns or if you will need handicapped accessible seating, please contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Elysia Anderson (email@example.com).
For information on the University’s Final Exercises please visit http://majorevents.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. 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://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.
NOTE: 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.
***Our Ceremony is typically one hour long***
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 Specialties directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-722-7033