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UVA Grads Rejoice in the Second of Two Final Exercises Ceremonies
On a picturesque Sunday morning on the Lawn, graduates from 10 University of Virginia schools and the Data Science Institute gathered for the 189th Final Exercises.
Despite Drizzle, Joy Abounds in the First Graduation Ceremony of the Weekend
Even a misty rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of Saturday’s graduates as the University’s largest school – the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences – celebrated Final Exercises.
Rector Frank M. Conner: Why We Walk The Lawn
University Rector Frank M. “Rusty” Conner congratulated graduates and challenged them to continue making choices and taking actions for the betterment of society.
Class Awards Presented Friday at Valedictory Exercises
Several University organizations and the Class of 2018 took time from Finals Weekend festivities Friday to honor outstanding graduates and University community members.
At Valediction, NFL Champion Chris Long Extols the Virtues of Fear and Failure
“Most worthwhile exercises are preceded by this very human phenomenon, fear,” the UVA alumnus told the Class of 2018. Class President Malcolm Stewart also offered moving and inspiring remarks.
Friday’s Valedictory Exercises Relocated to John Paul Jones Arena
Due to weather concerns, UVA’s Valedictory Exercises will take place in John Paul Jones Arena at 3 p.m. Friday.
Class of 2018: Former Cavalier Seeks to Return to the Field – as a Coach
Branden Cogswell is banking on his baseball smarts – and his new psychology degree – to keep him on the ballfield as a college baseball coach.
Health & Medicine
Class of 2018: For Kids and Grownups Alike, Nursing Grad Emily Sun’s an Advocate
From conducting research with faculty to studying abroad, to working out in the gym and even singing and playing her ukulele, Sun has gained a well-rounded experience at UVA.