Graduation Information


Summer 2013, Fall 2013 & May 2014 Biology Degree Candidates:

The Biology Department Diploma Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:00pm, at the Memorial Gym.   Please see below for general information about the Biology Diploma Ceremony (including number of guests).

Primary Student Contact:
Myron Ballard 
Main Office Phone: 434/982-5553



- Guests and Tickets -

Each graduating student is allotted up to 4 tickets for guests. It is the responsibility of the graduating student to pick up their allotted tickets at the Biology Main Office in Gilmer Hall Room 229 around mid to late April. Biology Main Office hours are 9:00-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Tickets will only be available to graduating students who have completed the Biology Exit Survey and RSVP'ed “yes” to the Biology Diploma Ceremony once it has been implemented. Guests without tickets will not be permitted to enter the Memorial Gym for the Biology ceremony. Ushers and security will be stationed at the ceremony entrance to collect tickets and monitor attendance. Guests will be allowed to enter MemGym no earlier than 45 minutes prior to ceremony start time, regardless of weather. All unclaimed tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis to students requesting additional tickets.  Students who are not on campus should contact Myron Ballard to make arrangements for receiving their tickets.


- Photography -

The Biology Department will arrange 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. Friends and family may also take photographs within designated areas only. Information about ordering or taking photographs will be included in the graduate pamphlet on the day of the ceremony. 


- Parking -

Parking for the Biology Diploma Ceremony is at the Emmett/Ivy St Garage. If you have someone that needs assistance there is a driveway on the left hand side of the building where you can drop them off as well as a helper for them. 


- Final Exercises and Lawn Ceremony -

Information about Final Exercises and the Lawn Ceremony (including cap and gown information) can be found at the Major Events website. You may also contact them by phone 434/982-3099.



Location of Memorial Gym: 

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Location of U-Hall Parking:

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