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The School will celebrate the Class of 2022 on May 22, 2022.

The School of Nursing will celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2022 on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Nursing students earning undergraduate and graduate degrees are invited to take part in the academic procession down the Lawn (a ticketed event) which begins at 10 AM (students are required to arrive earlier to line up). Information for students regarding the Lawn procession is here; additional questions may be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Services' staff director Deirdre Vandross.

After the procession down the Lawn, the School of Nursing will host several school-specific events on May 22 as well, including its traditional pinning and awards ceremony for BSN and RN to BSN students and its hooding and awards ceremony for master's, post-master's, and doctoral students. These events will be preceded by an opportunity to enjoy a celebratory boxed lunch for graduates, their family members, and loved ones under a tent on the East Range, where limited seating will be available. The schedule is as follows:

Pinning Ceremony
North steps of the Rotunda
12:30 p.m.

Hooding Ceremony
North steps of the Rotunda
2:30 p.m.

Finals Ceremony School of Nursing Celebratory Lunch (for family members, too)
East Range under the tent
11:30 - 2:30 p.m.

The Office of Admissions and Student Services and Senior Assistant Dean Theresa Carroll and her staff will be in touch with students about further details, including required forms for graduation, cap and gown rentals, and ticket allotments for family members and loved ones. 

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As of today, the University is planning for an in-person celebration. In the coming months, the University will continue to monitor conditions around COVID-19 and seek advice from public health experts. As we have seen, the virus remains unpredictable. We sincerely hope our plans for Finals Weekend 2022 will not change, but our top priority is keeping our community safe. Please visit UVA's Finals website for updates.