UVA President Ryan, Provost Magill Announce Sweeping Changes to University Operations

18 March 2020

By Jay Hodgkins

University of Virginia President Jim Ryan and Provost Liz Magill on 17 March issued a message to the University community announcing sweeping changes to operations for the remainder of the academic year. All of the updates apply to the Darden School of Business and its operations through the spring.

Among the updates, Ryan and Magill announced:

  • Classes will remain online throughout the semester for all UVA students.
  • UVA Final Exercises has been canceled as currently planned, as have Darden Graduation weekend events. Darden will work with the University to develop creative alternatives to mark this important occasion, including a potential rescheduled Final Exercises and Darden Graduation. Check the Darden Graduation webpage for updates.
  • All events on Grounds are cancelled, no matter the size, until at least 15 May.
  • The University pledged to provide an update on continuing important research on 18 May.

Read the full update from Ryan and Magill — “COVID-19 Causes Sweeping Changes to University Operations” — and get the latest updates on UVA’s coronavirus website. For the latest information and resources from Darden, visit the School’s coronavirus webpage.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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