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Saturday, November 4, 2017

2016 Schedule

Please see below for confirmed 2017 Family Weekend events. Check back for the most up-to-date schedule as Family Weekend approaches!

Saturday Schedule

Saturday Featured Events

With so many amazing activities happening at Family Weekend, there are a lot of events to choose from! Some of our Saturday favorites include:

Fourth-Year 5K
8:00 a.m., South Lawn

10:30 a.m., Amphitheater (rain location: Newcomb Ballroom)

UVA Football vs. Georgia Tech
3:00 p.m., Scott Stadium

See below for more details and additional event information!


Fourth-Year 5K

8:00–9:30 a.m.
South Lawn
The Fourth-Year 5K promotes active bystander intervention and builds community awareness of the dangers of high-risk drinking behaviors. Conducted annually by the Peer Health Education Team through the Office of Health Promotion at Student Health, the race honors Leslie Baltz, a former UVA student who tragically died after engaging in high-risk drinking. A portion of the race proceeds will be donated to the Leslie Baltz Foundation, a scholarship named in her honor. The race is open to the public! Registration is $15.00 ($10.00 for fourth-year students) and includes a race shirt. A $1 processing fee applies to online registrations. See the Student Health website for more information.


Australia: Defending the Ocean (Ghost Nets)

8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library, West Reading Room
View this exhibition including twenty-one sculptures made of discarded commercial fishing nets that washed up on the shore in the community of Pormpuraaw, north Queensland, Australia. See more information at the event website.


School of Nursing: Brunch & Recognition Ceremony

9:00–10:00 a.m. (Brunch), 10:30 a.m.–noon (Ceremony)
McLeod Hall Patio (Bunch), Old Cabell Hall Auditorium (Ceremony)
Join the Nursing School for events recognizing outstanding Nursing students.


Family Weekend Faculty Lecture: Hidden History -- Charlottesville and UVA

10:00–11:00 a.m.
South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall
John Edwin Mason, Corcoran Department of History

Professor Mason will use photographs of Charlottesville and UVA from the early 20th century to talk about histories that were hidden in plain sight. Professor Mason teaches African history and the history of photography. He has written extensively on early nineteenth-century South Africa history, especially the history of slavery, South African popular culture, especially the Cape Town New Year's Carnival and jazz, and the history of photography. He is also a documentary photographer with a long-term interest in exploring race and gender in American motor sports and a musician. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of UVA’s most distinguished professors! Reception with College Association Deans to follow at 11am in Commonwealth Room, Newcomb Hall.


Navy ROTC Family Weekend Drill Competition

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Lambeth Field
4/c midshipmen from Alpha and Bravo Companies participate in a drill competition to exhibit their growth this semester.


Upperclass Apartments Open Houses

10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
We're opening our doors to let you see on-Grounds upperclass apartment options during Family Weekend! Join us for open houses at:

  • Bice House 303
  • 836 Copeley Apt. 4
  • Mitchell (Faulkner) Apt. 10
  • 453 Lambeth Apt. 3
  • 454 Lambeth Apt. 4


University Guide Historical Tours

10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.
The Rotunda
Meet inside of The Rotunda for a historical tour of some of UVA's greatest landmarks led by the University Guide Service!


UVA Engineering: Reception with the Undergraduate Education Office

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall



10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Rain Site: Newcomb Ballroom
Culturefest features a variety of cultural performances, interactive tables, and international cuisine, completely produced and presented by UVA students. This year, the International Tea Festival will occur during the featival, partnering with this exciting celebration of multiculturalism at UVA. Free lunch provided.


College of Arts & Sciences: Reception with Association Deans

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Newcomb Commonwealth Room


Education Abroad Information Sessions

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room/Main Lounge
Explore the possibilities your student has for education abroad! Take advantage of the opportunity to meet program faculty directors and to hear from education abroad returnees about their experiences. Presentations on education abroad and family's role in the process will take place every 30 minutes starting at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Advisors, program directors and education abroad returnees will also be on hand to speak with families and answer questions. Please visit for further information about Education Abroad at UVA.


UVA Engineering: Maximizing the UVA Experience & Designing Your Career

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Newcomb Theater
Dean Brandt-Pearce invites you to learn about the myriad of opportunities and resources available in the of School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS).


Open House and Brunch

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Brody Jewish Center
1824 University Circle
Join students, their families, and the Hillel staff at this informal brunch and open house. RSVP to


Football Weekends at Alumni Hall

12:00–2:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall
It’s time to tailgate, and all fans are welcome! Join us at Alumni Hall for Charlottesville’s biggest tailgate party! Our tailgates begin 3 hours prior to kickoff, and close 30 minutes before the start of the game so fans can make it to Scott Stadium on time! More information at the Football Weekends at Alumni Hall page.


First Year Council Football Tailgate

12:00-2:30 p.m.
Observatory Hill Meadow


Student Docent Tours

12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
Thomas H. Bayly Building, 155 Rugby Road
Visit The Fralin Museum of Art and take a look at our special exhibitions with the help of the Museum's marvelous student docents.


The Fralin Museum of Art Exhibits:Dealer's Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945-1966, and Selections from the Permanent Collection

12:00–5:00 p.m.
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
Thomas H. Bayly Building, 155 Rugby Road
Visit the University's art museum, The Fralin Museum of Art, to enjoy special exhibitions and items from the museum's permanent collection. Dealer's Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945–1966 is the first exhibition that examines the critical role Kootz (1898–1982) played in establishing modern American art as an international force. Visit the Fralin's website at


Book Traces

1:00–5:00 p.m.
Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, First Floor
View books from the collection that have been uniquely modified -- that include marginalia, inscriptions, artwork, and inserted objects such as photographs and correspondence. See more about the Book Traces project online.


Declaring Independence: Creating and Re-creating America's Document

1:00–5:00 p.m.
Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, First Floor
This exhibit offers highlights of the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection, the most comprehensive collection of letters, documents, and early printings of the Declaration of Independence. Information about the exhibit is available online.


Flowerdew Hundred: Unearthing Virginia's History

1:00–5:00 p.m.
Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, Entry Level
Featuring archaeological artifacts from the University of Virginia's Flowerdew Hundred Collection, this exhibit presents material evidence of Virginia's early inhabitants: Native American stone tools and pottery shards; arms and armor used to defend the new colony; refined, imported wares from Europe; and American-made goods, including items manufactured by African Americans. The materials from UVA's Special Collections also on display—images from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century maps and books—illustrate the importance of the historical record in the study of material culture.


John Burroughs: In Letters and Art

1:00–5:00 p.m.
Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, Entry Level
Inspired by the recent conservation treatment of a portrait of Burroughs painted by Orlando Rouland, this exhibition brings an important American naturalist back to light.


The University of Virginia in 100 Objects

1:00–5:00 p.m.
Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, Entry Level
The story of the University of Virginia is through the objects its people have left behind – tangible evidence of the extraordinary men and women who have shaped UVA over its two-century history. More information about the exhibit at


School of Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony

2:30–3:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall Auditorium
UVA's chapter of the international nursing honor society will be inducting new student and alumnae members.


UVA Football vs. Georgia Tech

3:00 p.m.
Scott Stadium
Cheer on the Wahoos at a Family Weekend football game! See our Family Weekend Football Tickets page for ticket information.


The Whethermen

3:30–4:30 p.m.
Old Cabell Hall
The Whethermen are UVA's oldest performing improv comedy group! They perform theatrical games for the audience in which everything is made up right on the spot! Their high-energy shows are hugely popular among UVA students. For more information, visit


Dome Room Dinner

6:30–8:00 p.m.
The Rotunda Dome Room
Consider entering the lottery for our annual Dome Room Dinner! One of Family Weekend's most popular events, the dinner allows families to dine together in the University's original library, while listening to a lecture from Professor Martin Davidson. See our Dome Room Dinners page for more information.


Women's Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech

7:00–9:00 p.m.
Memorial Gym
($5 adults, $4 youth/senior citizen, University staff)


Music Field Trip for Parents & Students

Monteverdi: Venetian Splendor Concert
7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St. (Downtown Charlottesville)
Who's ready for a little off-Grounds musical adventure? The Baroque ensemble Three Notch'd Road is celebrating the 450th birthday of the famous priest composer Claudio Monteverdi with a special "Monteverdi: Venetian Splendor" concert, featuring a mixed consort of instruments and voices, including soprano Teresa Wakim. The St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought has a limited number of free tickets for parents and students. To reserve yours, contact Jocelyn Moore (


The Virginia Gentlemen's Family Weekend Concert

8:00–10:00 p.m.
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
The annual Family Weekend Concert in Old Cabell Hall is back for 2017! Bring parents, friends, and good spirits for a night of good music and great fun. Tickets are $10 and available through the UVA Arts Box Office (434.924.3376 or Please visit for more details.