April 27, 2012 — On May 20, members of the class of 2012 will complete their journeys to a University of Virginia degree with the traditional walk down the Lawn at Final Exercises.
Along their paths, they have been far more than passive recipients of knowledge. Forged by the University's tradition of student self-governance, they have taken risks, succeeded (or failed) wildly and gained invaluable wisdom. While their U.Va. experience has shaped them into the public citizens that Thomas Jefferson envisioned, they also shaped the University – and the world beyond Grounds.
All of our graduates have stories to tell. Over the next three weeks, UVA Today will present just a few of them.