Actress Sarah Drew '98 Delivers Valedictory Address, Urges Graduates to Live in the Present

University of Virginia
From the steps of Old Cabell Hall, acclaimed actress Sarah Drew looked on as thousands of soon-to-be University of Virginia alumni sat earnestly amongst the backdrop of the renovated Rotunda, anticipating her words of wisdom.


Drew, who earned her bachelor’s degree in drama from UVA in 2002, delivered the keynote address at Friday’s Valedictory Exercises.

Drew’s speech elicited nods of agreement and hoots of support as she reminisced about her time as a UVA student, including her infatuation with The Virginia Gentlemen and the familiar urge to streak the Lawn. Read more.

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