Graduation Ceremony

Lawn Ceremony, Final Exercises - Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 10:00 am

The Lawn Ceremony (also referred to Academic Procession or Final Exercises) Starts at 10:00 am. Students must arrive no later than 8:45.  Please visit the Office of Major Events for more information and updates regarding Finals Weekend events.

Find out more by visiting the Maps and Diagrams page.  If you have questions about the Lawn Ceremony - please contact the Office of Major Events, 434-982-3099.

Psychology Department Ceremony - Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 1:00 pm

Information regarding the Psychology Class of 2022 will be shared with summer 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 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 12:30 pm and the event begins at 1:00 pm and is planned to end by 2:30 pm. Participating students should be seated by 12:40 pm.  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) (12:30 - 3:00 p.m.),  450 Whitehead Road, Charlottesville, VA Map.  This is an indoor venue.  

  • Professional Photos - Preregister to get 20% discount! You may Pre-Register for your Graduation Ceremony photos! GradImages is proud to be your official graduation photographer. Receive a coupon for 20% off your entire order when you pre-register before graduation day at Pre-Register for UVA Psychology Ceremony Photos here. If this link does not work – you can visit: and search of University of Virginia – Psychology.

  • If you have questions about the Psychology Dept Ceremony, please contact: Lisa Ishler: (434) 982-4981, mobile/text 434-328-9397, or

Helpful information:

Past Graduation Ceremonies

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