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To mark an important milestone in the University’s history, all faculty members are encouraged to participate in an Academic Procession at the Installation Ceremony of President Ryan on Friday, October 19.

Regalia and Robing

Academic regalia is encouraged those participating in the procession. Faculty who do not own academic regalia may rent it through the UVA Bookstore. The deadline to submit orders has passed.

Rental Regalia will be available for pick up at the UVA Bookstore on:

  • October 15 through 18, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • October 19, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Academic Procession

Faculty members should be in their designated assembly area, the Rotunda Multipurpose Room, by no later than 2:30 p.m. Faculty members are encouraged to wear academic regalia, but it is not required. At 3:00 p.m., the Installation Ceremony will begin with a procession down the Lawn to the seating area near Old Cabell Hall.

Inclement Weather

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in John Paul Jones Arena. Faculty should report to the assembly area located behind the stage by no later than 2:00 p.m. to robe and line up for the procession.