And they’re off!

On Friday, Final Exercises for the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, School of Education and Human Development, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Architecture, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Data Science, and School of Engineering and Applied Science took place in two ceremonies at Scott Stadium.

The first two of five Final Exercise ceremonies for the Class of 2021, spread over three days in order to meet public health requirements under state coronavirus policies, included the traditional procession down the Lawn and ceremonies at Scott Stadium.

Below are photos from the sunny, celebratory day.

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Graduates walking on a sidewalk to Final Exercises
Graduate's mom placing Graduation cap on graduates head
Graduate taking a picture of three other graduates on their phone
Graduate giving a dog a high five
Graduates walking down the Rotunda steps
Graduates walking across the lawn from the Rotunda
Dog walking on a leash with the graduates
Graduates walking into final exercises carrying balloons
Jay Huff, UVA graduate,  holding a piece of paper with mean tweets about him as he walks across the lawn in his cap and gown
Graduate walk to Final exercises with her daughter
Graduates walking under a banner that reads This is the grounds for celebration
Graduates walking through bubbles
Woman smiling as you see the reflection of other graduates in their glasses
Graduates standing and clapping
Doctorate student raising their hands in the air
President Jim Ryan standing at the Podium holding up a football
Reflection off of a shiny silver balloon of the graduates standing next to their socially distanced chairs
Man speaking at the podium during final exercises
Arial view of Graduates sitting on the field watching the big screen
Graduates hat that reads I'm standing here today because you helped me find my way 2021
Graduates sitting watching the stage
Woman holding a cardboard sign with a graduates face that says: #publichealth
two UVA graduates hug each other at graduation
Graduates throwing their caps in the air

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