Graduation Information

2022 Biology Diploma Ceremony

Saturday, May 21st from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Aquatic & Fitness Center
450 Whitehead Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22904
(Inclement- or Severe-Weather Location: Same location)


Student Arrival Time:

  • Students need to check in at the Aquatic & Fitness Center by 3:30PM. NOTE: It may take up to 20-25 minutes to walk from the Lawn Ceremony to the Aquatic & Fitness Center, so please plan accordingly to make sure you arrive on time.

Ceremony Duration and Reception:

  • Regardless of the weather plan, the Biology Diploma Ceremony is 90-120 minutes with an additional 20-30 minutes of informal post-ceremony reception. All students and guests are invited to participate in this reception which will be accompanied by light refreshments.


  • Students are allowed to bring up to 5 guests. Please indicate the estimated number of guests in your Exit Survey which will be emailed to you.

We will post any updates to this site.

Please contact Tess Matukonis at or (434)-982-5614 with any questions.

Per the UVA Major Events Website:

As public health conditions continue to improve, we anticipate that masks will not be required for indoor or outdoor elements of the celebrations. We also strongly encourage everyone who attends Finals to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations before traveling to Charlottesville, but we will not be imposing a vaccination requirement.

Final Exercises and Lawn Ceremony:

Information about Final Exercises and the Lawn Ceremony, including cap and gown ordering (found in the “For Students” tab) can be found at the Major Events Website or by calling 434-982-3099.