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.

UVA Confers Degrees Sunday Upon 4,000 Grads from 10 – Almost 11 – Schools

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Photos: See Images from Sunday's Final Exercises 2019

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Dean Dorrie K. Fontaine Addresses UVA's Class of 2019

UVA Final Exercises 2019: Sunday

A Day of Joyful Celebration and Remembrance for 2019 UVA Arts & Sciences Grads

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Photos: See Images from Saturday's Final Exercises 2019

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New Effort Donates Graduates’ Balloons to UVA Children’s Hospital

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Dr. Cameron Webb Addresses the University of Virginia's Class of 2019

UVA Final Exercises 2019: Saturday

Pharrell Williams to the Class of 2019: ‘You guys are going to change the world!’

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Pharrell Williams Addresses UVA Class of 2019

Class Awards Presented at Valedictory Exercises Friday

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UVA's 2019 Valedictory Exercises

Capping It Off: See the Class of 2019’s Creative Mortarboard Designs

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What’s Next for UVA’s Class of 2019?

Year in Review

Year in Review: This Was a Big One

What the Numbers Say About 25 Years of UVA Graduates

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