Dear Class of 2020:
We write to provide more details about the Final Exercises 2020 ceremony scheduled on May 16 at 10 a.m. in Scott Stadium. We hope you will join your classmates for a fun and festive procession down the Lawn en route to the stadium for a special ceremony in recognition of your academic achievements.
For a complete schedule, including when you should arrive at the Rotunda for the start of the procession, please see the Schedule of Events. Guests can watch the procession on the state-of-the-art Hoo Vision video board in the stadium and should be in their seats before the Class of 2020 reaches Scott Stadium. Seating at the stadium will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
All graduates must have a ticket to enter Scott Stadium. You can reserve your ticket and up to two guest tickets for the ceremony beginning on Friday, April 23. The deadline to claim your ticket and any guest tickets is Sunday, May 2. Neither you nor your guests will be able to attend the ceremony if you do not claim tickets during this window of time.
Tickets will be offered through the UVAShots.com system that has provided tickets for Virginia basketball, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse games this year.
If you have a UVAShots.com account that you’ve used in the past year, click here to enter your email address/student ID and password from your student ticketing account.
If you have not previously registered for your student ticketing account on UVAShots.com using your student ID number, please click here. If you need help in creating your UVAShots.com account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have logged in to your account, beginning on Friday, April 23, you can claim your ticket and reserve up to two guest tickets. For guests unable to attend, the ceremony will be livestreamed.
All tickets will be delivered electronically by Wednesday, May 12. Your ticket is not transferable, but your guest tickets can be sent to your guests by forwarding the ticket email or by transferring them through your UVAShots.com account. Please note that screenshots of tickets will not work!
If you or your guests do not have smartphones, please contact email@example.com to make other arrangements to attend the ceremony.
If financial constraints pose an obstacle for returning to Grounds for the May 16 ceremony, monetary assistance is available. The Hoos Coming Back Fund was established by generous alumni who wanted to ensure all members of the Class of 2020 were able to return for the rescheduled Final Exercises. Visit the Alumni Association’s Hoos Coming Back Fund page to apply. Funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be awarded up to $500 per alum.
We look forward to seeing you on May 16. For more information, please visit the Finals 2020 website.
Office of Major Events