As the University of Virginia celebrated Final Exercises over the weekend, the events generated stories, photos, video and social media posts of the memorable moments from one of the most joyful weekends of the year.

Below, hear from Pharrell Williams and his address to graduates during Friday’s Valedictory Exercises, watch powerful speeches from this year’s commencement speakers, and see some of the memories captured by photography. 

Most important, join us in celebrating the outstanding students of the Class of 2019, including those featured below. Let them tell you how they have served their UVA community, and how they will keep making a difference as, UVA degrees in hand, they start jobs, conduct research and serve others near and far.

Year in Review




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