Dear Degree Recipient:
Tomorrow begins a significant occasion in your life as well as in the life of the University. We will officially conclude the academic year by celebrating you, our newest degree recipients, during Finals Weekend. As you prepare to walk the Lawn on Saturday or Sunday, I invite you to consider for a moment how you would like this weekend to unfold.
Dear Members of the Class of 2018,
On behalf of the Office of the University Registrar (UREG), I'd like to congratulate you on your great accomplishment in graduating from the University of Virginia! You have worked hard to reach this moment, and we wish you all the best in whatever your plans are this summer and beyond.
Dear Parents of Graduating Students:
Finals Weekend represents one of the most joyful, meaningful moments in the life of the University. We look forward to welcoming you, other family members, and guests to the Grounds next week as we join in celebrating this milestone with your daughters and sons.
Dear Parents of the Class of 2022:
Greetings and welcome to the University of Virginia community.
We are pleased that you and your student have chosen UVA. The coming year promises to be a time of growth for your daughter or son and the start of an exciting new chapter for your family. It will also be a noteworthy and eventful year for UVA as we say goodbye to President Teresa A. Sullivan on July 31 and welcome her successor, James E. Ryan, on August 1.
Spring is slowly arriving on Grounds while the semester is quickly coming to an end. I am writing with several year-end reminders as your student finishes up the academic year and prepares for the summer. Courses end Tuesday, May 1, followed by a Reading Day and the start of exams on May 3. Exams end on Friday, May 11. Please read on for additional information about upcoming activities that may involve your daughter or son.
Dear Parents of Graduating Students:
Spring is slowly arriving on Grounds while the semester is quickly coming to an end. In less than a month, your student will be preparing to walk the Lawn for graduation. I am writing with reminders about that special weekend as well as other, more immediate topics. This is always a busy, exciting, and often stressful time for students, especially those who are graduating and planning for their next step. Courses end Tuesday, May 1, followed by a Reading Day and the start of exams on May 3. Exams end on Friday, May 11.
I recognize some of you will choose to attend the Foxfield Races in Albemarle County this Saturday. If you do choose to attend, I urge you to be smart about your own safety and that of your friends. Please be aware of the following safety efforts coordinated by your peers on the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) in conjunction with the Class of 2018 Trustees, the UVA Alumni Association, Hoos Got Your Back, the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Inter-Sorority Council, and the Peer Health Educators.
Late this afternoon, we were alerted to viral social media posts appearing to originate in the United Kingdom, urging acts of violence against Muslim individuals on April 3rd. Although we are aware of no connection to a specific threat targeting members of the University community, we are informed that fliers supporting this virulent campaign of hate have been reported at other American colleges and universities. This has caused understandable concern on the part of members of our community. University Police are closely monitoring this situation.
After a year full of standing-room-only events featuring the likes of Cornel West, Michelle Alexander, and Francis Collins, the University of Virginia is preparing to wind up its popular Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series with a pair of powerful speakers.