The members of the Class of 2020 faced an unexpected end to their time at the University of Virginia, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced an abrupt exit from Grounds and a shift to online courses. However, their contributions to UVA will last far beyond their final semester, and their contributions to the world are just beginning.

Meet some of the members of this extraordinary class. 

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Going from a small town to a big city prosecutor’s office wasn’t an easy journey for Brooke Swann, a recent graduate of UVA’s School of Law.
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Meet the recent graduate who makes online theater during a global pandemic possible. Andy Carluccio combined his computer science and drama majors to develop a new tool for the future of the performance industry.
The University virtually conferred degrees on Saturday, May 16 at 1 p.m. EDT
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Los Angeles native Matt Sonnenblick hadn’t thought about coming to UVA until the college counselor at his high school shared some of the things she knew not only about the University, but the city of Charlottesville.
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Inspired by a military posting in Bahrain, Reba Francis explored the global clean water crisis during her time at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
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First-generation college student Casedy Thomas grew up dreaming of attending UVA, but wasn’t sure it would ever happen. On Saturday, she’ll become a “Double Hoo” – and a doctor, to boot.
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Final preparations are being made to present the first-ever virtual celebration and degree conferral for the University of Virginia’s Class of 2020.
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Currently living with her family in Dallas, Victoria Robertson has put her Southeast Asia travel plans on hold and instead will train for a marathon.