Graduation Ceremony

Lawn Ceremony

Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 9:00 am

The Lawn Ceremony (also referred to Academic Procession or Final Exercises) starts at 9:00 am.  Please visit the Office of Major Events for more information and updates regarding Finals Weekend events. Click on the "For Students" menu tab for important information. 

Psychology Department Ceremony

Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 11:30 am

Information regarding the Psychology Class of 2024 will be shared with summer 2023, fall 2023, and spring 2024 graduates via the UVA student email. We will also be updating this web page with important information.  Tickets are not required for the Psychology Dept Ceremony.  The event will be held indoors. The doors open at 11:00 am and the event begins at 11:30 am and is planned to end by 2:00 pm. Participating students should be seated by 11:10 am.  Students will be seated alphabetically in center seating section in front of the stage (shown below) from front to back, starting with PhDs, Masters, DMPs, and Psychology BAs. Each seat will be labeled with the name of the student.  This ceremony is live only, we will not be recording or streaming this event.

  • All-Weather Location: Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC), 450 Whitehead Road, Charlottesville, VA Map.  This is an indoor venue.  


Disability-related accommodations


The Alderman Road side of the Aquatics and Fitness Center has an accessible entrance.

Should you require disability-related accommodations, please send your request to [email protected] as early as possible. Examples of accommodations may include real-time captioning, ASL-English interpreting services, accessible digital copies of programs, accessible seating, and accessible parking.  Please include the following information in your request:

  1. Full Name:

  2. Contact Information:

  3.  Degree Candidate:

    • Name:

    • School/Department/Major:

  4. Date and Location of the Event:

  5. Accommodation requested:

Accommodation requests received at [email protected] will be forwarded to school and department contacts to be addressed. The University ADA Coordinator will be available to provide assistance and guidance regarding accommodation request.


The Psychology Department has arranged for a professional photographer to take pictures during the ceremony. Commencement photographs will be taken of each graduate as they receive their diploma and are individually congratulated. 

Diploma Information:

Students will receive a blank diploma during the ceremony, the real one will be mailed to your diploma address listed in SIS. Inquiries related to diploma mailing may be directed to the University Registrar at

Past Graduation Ceremonies

Psychology Class of 2022

Psychology Class of 2021

  • PhD/MA Graduate (celebration video)

  • BA Undergraduate (ceremony video)

    • The Department of Psychology proudly celebrates the successes of the Undergraduate Class of 2021. Our ceremony has been constructed virtually in asynchronous format to give our students, families, and friends the opportunity to view the ceremony at a time and place that works best for them during the Covid-19 pandemic.  For a listing of awards and graduates, please view the printable program below.
  • Class of 2021 - Printable Program

Psychology Class of 2020