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Graduation -- Overview SMD17
School of Medicine
Official UVA Graduation Information
UVa Final Exercises site: Official UVa site for information on parking (University Hall), handicapped access, remote viewing sites, etc.
Where do you park? Most students and family use the hospital parking garage on 11th street since it is open and free on Sunday. For the Diploma Ceremony, see map for parking options. There is a free Trolley that runs from the Womens' Center (next to Old Med School) every 30 minutes to the downtown mall where the Paramount Theater is located. Buses will be available during the day -- see bus schedule.
Tickets? All graduating students will receive 6 tickets for the Lawn Ceremony seating and 5 General Admission tickets for the Diploma Ceremony at the Paramount Theater. Students can give away tickets they will not use to other members of their class. There will be no standing room at the Lawn Ceremony for guests not having a "seat" ticket. Only guests with tickets will be admitted to the Paramount Theater (all children 2 & older must have a ticket.)
Monday, May 15th- Thursday 18th:
Friday, May 19th:
Saturday, May 20st:
Sunday, May 21nd:
Severe Weather Site: If the forecast is heavy rain or severe weather on Sunday, President Sullivan will decide by 8:00 am whether the Lawn Ceremony will be held. To see if the Lawn Ceremony is cancelled call the Information Hotline at 982-2908 or 924-SNOW or 243-SNOW. If the Lawn Ceremony is cancelled because of severe weather medical students do not go to John Paul Jones Arena. The Diploma Ceremony will still be held at the Paramount Theater (General Admission seating starts at 2:00; 2:15 students go upstairs to assemble).
Diploma and Class Pictures: People have to remain seated at the Diploma Ceremony at the Paramount so graduation pictures are taken by the State award-winning photographer Jim Carpenter, owner of Gitchell's Studio. To order your pictures download this form: (Gitchell's Photo Order Form)
Tune in online with real-time streaming video of graduation ceremonies on the Lawn from 9:30 - noon.
Tune in online for streaming video of the Diploma Ceremony at Paramount Theater.