June 18, 2021 12:00 AM to June 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Organized By: Office of Admissions & Student Services
Office of Admissions & Student Services
Juneteenth will be observed on Friday, June 18, 2021. The UVA School of Nursing will be closed for the holiday.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, marking the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Texas, the last of the former Confederate states to abolish slavery, and brought news that the war had ended and enslaved African Americans were free. Today, Juneteenth is a recognition of both the promise of emancipation and the long, winding, and difficult road that African Americans have had to travel to make it real – a journey that very much continues to this day.