Tomorrow begins a significant occasion in your life as well as in the life of the University. We will officially conclude the academic year by celebrating you, our newest degree recipients, during Finals Weekend. As you prepare to walk the Lawn on Saturday or Sunday, I invite you to consider for a moment how you would like this weekend to unfold.
Late this afternoon, we were alerted to viral social media posts appearing to originate in the United Kingdom, urging acts of violence against Muslim individuals on April 3rd. Although we are aware of no connection to a specific threat targeting members of the University community, we are informed that fliers supporting this virulent campaign of hate have been reported at other American colleges and universities. This has caused understandable concern on the part of members of our community. University Police are closely monitoring this situation.
[for the period 08/16/17 to 12/31/17]
Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity
The University of Virginia supports and promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. We have found that when people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.