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Department of Economics Diploma Ceremony

SPRING 2014 FINAL EXCERCISES INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING ECONOMICS MAJORS

 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 ef8t@virginia.edu 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

FAIR WEATHER
Final Exercises
Location: On the Lawn
Time: 10:00am
Tickets required? Yes. (You should already have information on how to obtain these.)
 
Economics Diploma Ceremony
Location: McIntire Amphitheatre
Time: 3:00pm, you should arrive at the Amphitheatre by 2:40pm
Tickets required? No.

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. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER
UVA Final Exercises
Location: On the Lawn
Time: 10:00am
Tickets required? Yes. (You should already have information on how to obtain these.)
 
Economics Diploma Ceremony
Location: John Paul Jones Arena
Time: 7:00pm, graduates and their families should arrive at John Paul Jones Arena at 6:30pm.
Tickets required? REVISION (4/14/2014): Tickets are not neccessary.
 
When you arrive there will be signs directing graduates to where they need to line up. Graduates will be assembled in alphabetical order and the ushers will hand out their name cards. The ceremony will otherwise proceed as it would at the Amphitheatre.
 
SEVERE WEATHER
UVA Final Exercises
Location: John Paul Jones Arena
Time: 10:00am
Tickets required? Yes. (You should already have information on how to obtain these.)
 
Economics Diploma Ceremony
Location: John Paul Jones Arena
Time: 6:30pm, graduates and their families should arrive at John Paul Jones Arena at 6:00pm.
Tickets required? REVISION (4/14/2014): Tickets are not neccessary.
 
When you arrive there will be signs directing graduates to where they need to line up. Graduates will be assembled in alphabetical order and the ushers will hand out their name cards. The ceremony will otherwise proceed as it would at the Amphitheatre.
 
 
DOUBLE MAJORS
If you are a double major you will receive one diploma. Your diploma will be delivered to the ceremony of the department of your first major.  If Economics is listed as your second major (Econ – 2MJ in SIS), and you choose to attend the Economics ceremony, you will receive a blank diploma. You will be able to pick up your real diploma in one of the following ways:
  • Attend both departmental diploma ceremonies
  • Pick up your diploma from Carruthers Hall after 2pm on Monday, May 19.
  • Call the University registrar beginning Monday, May 19 and request to have your diploma mailed to you.

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 info@photospecialties.com or 1-800-722-7033.

The Department of Economics looks forward to seeing you and meeting your guests on Graduation Weekend! It is a privilege to have had you in our program.