Graduation Events

Graduation 2021 - Student Capstone Awards

Student Awards Capstone Event

Darden will participate in three graduation events this May.

  • A Student Awards Capstone Event for the full-time MBA Class of 2021 will be held on Darden Grounds in Charlottesville on 7 May. Read below for details. 
  • Final Exercises for the Class of 2020 will start at UVA's historic Lawn and conclude in Scott Stadium on 16 May. Learn more.
  • Final Exercises for the MBA Class of 2021 will start at UVA's historic Lawn and conclude in Scott Stadium on 23 May. Learn more.

Class of 2021 Student Awards: Friday, 7 May

The 2021 Student Capstone Awards taking place on Friday, 7 May 2021 is an end-of-year capstone event to celebrate the accomplishments of the MBA Class of 2021. Dean Scott Beardsley, elected student speakers and faculty marshals will provide remarks and help announce awards to members of the Class of 2021. 

All students and faculty in attendance at this event will be assigned to a socially distanced pod of 24 people. They will be required to stay in that pod for the duration of the event, including lunch.

Schedule of Events

10:30-11 a.m.             Staggered Arrivals (in pre-assigned groupings)
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.     Awards Event
12:30-1:30 p.m.          Boxed Lunch with the Dean and Faculty

The awards will take place on Darden Grounds in the open field between the Faculty Office Building and North Grounds Rec. Lunch will take place in assigned grouping of pods in Flagler Court and Wilkinson Courtyard.