Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 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 20, 2023 - 3:00 pm
Information regarding the Psychology Class of 2023 will be shared with summer 2022, fall 2022, and spring 2023 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 2:30 pm and the event begins at 3:00 pm and is planned to end by 5:30 pm. Participating students should be seated by 2:40 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), 450 Whitehead Road, Charlottesville, VA Map. This is an indoor venue.
- Psychology Graduation Ceremony: [email protected]
- Caps and Gowns - Bookstore: (434) 924-3721
- Office of Major Events - Lawn Ceremony: (434) 982-3099
- Accommodation requests: [email protected]
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:
Date and Location of the Event:
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.
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 http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/diploma.html.
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.