2022 Economics Graduation Ceremony


Final exercises for the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will be on Saturday, May 21, 2022.  The ceremony times for economics are listed below.  The times and location may be different from past years. The Lawn ceremony will start promptly at 10:00AM with department ceremonies taking place in the afternoon.

Due to the excessive heat predicted for Saturday afternoon, the inclement weather plan will be in effect for the department's graduation ceremony.

  • Inclement Weather:  John Paul Jones Arena / 3:00 - 4:00PM

  Watch this page for more information about the Department of Economics graduation festivities.





Quick info

Length: 1 hour, approximately (Please read General Information below)

When/Where?: See Weather plans below (weather plan will be determined by the Office of Major Events, see www.virginia.edu/finals).

Tickets: Not required

See the information below for details.

General Information

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 20222 (Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 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).

Due to the excessive heat predicted for Saturday afternoon, the Department of Economics ceremony will follow the inclement weather plan: For information on all other Department Ceremonies and Final Exercises, please go to the following website: http://majorevents.virginia.edu/finals/schedule.


  • 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.


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. 
  • 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


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.

First Destination Survey 

Please complete the First Destination Survey on virginia.joinhandshake.com.

The University asks all graduates to share their post-graduation plans with us through the First Destination Survey. Whether you are still considering your options, have secured employment, are planning to attend graduate school, traveling, volunteering, or taking a gap year, we want to know. We ask all graduating sudents to log into their Handshake account and share their plans with us.

It takes 3-5 minutes to complete and provides the University with data to inform career development programs that align with fellow Hoos' golas and aspirations. The data is also essential to representing the diversity of Economics students' post-graduation plans. Data from past graduating classes is available on the UVA Career Center website.