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First-Year Student Schedule

Day One


7:30-9:30 a.m.

After parking at the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage, shuttle to the Student Activities Building, sign in, and pick up orientation and academic information.

Language Placement Exams: Latin

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Shannon 107

You will need a Number 2 pencil. Exams administered only at 8:00 a.m.

Welcome Address

10:15-11:00 a.m.

Slaughter Recreation Center
Session J: Newcomb Theater

Hear about enduring traditions and new initiatives from important members of the UVA community.

Meet Your Orientation Leader

11:00-11:45 a.m.

Observatory Hill Meadow
Session J: The Lawn

Team up with your student Orientation Leader and get to know members of your class.


11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Newcomb Dining Room

Dean's Address and Course Advising Workshops

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Various Locations

Meet with a dean from your school to learn about academic requirements. Work with Orientation Leaders and faculty advisors to build your fall course schedule. If available, be sure to bring your credit evaluation of transcripts, SAT II, AP, IB and language placement exam scores. Students in the College of Arts & Sciences MUST bring a hard copy/printed version of courses you have pre-selected in the Student Information System (SIS) and placed in your shopping cart.

  • Arts & Sciences Traditional and Forums Curriculum: Wilson 402
  • Arts & Sciences New College Curriculum: Wilson 325
  • Arts & Sciences Transition Students (Session A only): Gilmer 130
  • Arts & Sciences Student Athletes (Session A only): Minor 125
  • Arts & Sciences Echols Scholars (Sessions B, C, and D only): Monroe 130
  • Engineering & Applied Science: Mechanical Engineering 205
  • Nursing (Session B only): Claude Moore Nursing Education G120
  • Architecture (Session B only): Campbell 158
  • Education (Session D only): Ruffner 237

#RealTalk: Student Life at UVA

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Various Locations

See your nametag for exact locations.
Ask a panel of Orientation Leaders questions about acclimating to student life.


5:30-6:30 p.m.

Newcomb Dining Room

Hoos Got Your Back!

7:00-7:30 p.m.

Slaughter Recreation Center
Session J: Newcomb Theater

Join a conversation with the University's Dean of Students on what it means to be part of the diverse community of trust at UVA.

Meetings with Orientation Leaders

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Slaughter Recreation Center
Session J: Various Locations

Meet with Orientation Leaders to debrief Day One events.

UVA After Hours: Late Night Fun at the AFC

9:00-11:00 p.m.

Aquatic & Fitness Center

Join classmates and Orientation Leaders for an evening of fun activities, including a Zumba class, basketball, a night hike, tie-dye, and pizza.

Day Two

ID Distribution

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Forum at Observatory Hill

Pick up your student ID between these times. Please remember to bring a proper form of identification.

Breakfast with your Orientation Leader

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Observatory Hill Dining Room

Course Registration

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Various Locations

During your assigned time, bring your course selections to register for courses.

  • Arts & Sciences: Newcomb Multicultural Student Center (Lower Level Newcomb Hall)
  • Engineering: Mechanical Engineering 213
  • Nursing (Session B only): Claude Moore Nursing Education Building
  • Architecture (Session B only): Campbell 220C
  • Education (Session D only): Ruffner 237


2:30-5:00 p.m.

Student Activities Building

Check-Out will not begin before 2:30 pm.

Students will turn in their swipe/access card and pick up their class t-shirt at the Student Activities Building. Please note: students who do not return their swipe/access card at check-out will be charged a $40 fee.

Day Two Additional Programming Opportunities

Pre-Health Advising Information Session

8:30-9:15 a.m.

Newcomb Theater

Learn about resources and services to successfully start a journey as a Pre-Health Hoo.

Pre-Health Group Q&A Session

9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Newcomb 170

Have specific pre-health questions? Attend a 25-minute small group Q&A session with the UVA pre-health advisors. Sessions will start on the hour and half hour. Due to limited space, these sessions are for incoming students only.


10:00-10:45 a.m.

Newcomb South Meeting Room

Get to know your Orientation Leaders as they share their unique experiences and why they are UVA.

McIntire School of Commerce Information Session for Guests and Prospective Students

10:15-11:00 a.m.

Rouss & Robertson 120

Learn about the curricula, courses, and application procedures for entering the School of Commerce.

Walking Tour of Classroom Buildings

10:00-11:00 a.m.

The Rotunda

Meet an Orientation Leader on the steps of the Rotunda. Take a tour of University classroom buildings. 

Curry School of Education Information Session for Guests and Prospective Students

10:15-11:00 a.m.

Ruffner 302, Library Data Commons

Learn more about the Curry School's curricula and application procedures for the various degrees offered.

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Information Session for Guests and Prospective Students

10:15-11:00 a.m.

Garrett, Great Hall

Learn more about the Batten School curricula and application procedures and ask any questions you may have.

Hoos Hangin' Out

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Newcomb Program and Council Office (first floor of Newcomb)

Take a break from Course Registration and come see Hoos hangin' out! Join your Orientation Leaders and your fellow first-years for some snacks, games, and relaxation.

All You Need to Know About Computers and Textbooks at UVA

10:30-11:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Newcomb, Kaleidoscope

Learn about the exclusive benefits available through the CAV Computer Program and the UVA Booksore textbook department.


10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Newcomb Dining Room

Library Tour


Harrison Small Special Collections Library

Join us for a walking tour of three of UVA's 13 libraries. Get a glimpse of some of our 5.5 million books and find out where many students work, study, and create using cutting-edge technology. The tour starts with a visit to the Small Special Collections Library to see a few of our one-of-a-kind items, including a rare example of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence.

Global Pathways Through Education Abroad

12:00-12:45 p.m.

Newcomb Theater

Learn more about creating global pathways with education/study abroad at UVA.

Residence Hall Open Houses

12:00-4:00 p.m.

Echols 112 & 114
Gooch 111 & 112

Visit model rooms in the McCormick Road and Gooch/Dillard residential areas.

Fraternity and Sorority Life at UVA

1:00-1:45 p.m.

Newcomb Theater

Learn about Greek life from members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life team.

Resource Fair

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Newcomb Pav XI (first floor of Newcomb)

Participants include offices such as: Office of the Dean of Students, Office of African-American Affairs, UVA Career Center, Student Health, the International Studies Office, University Bookstore, Cavalier Advantage, Cavalier Computers, Dining, Housing & Residence Life, and Information Technology Services.