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First-Year Parent & Guest Schedule

Day One

Check-In

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.

Open Houses/Tour

9:00-11:00 a.m.

Various Locations

Parent Tour
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Peabody Hall Steps

Learn about UVA’s past, present, and future on a guided tour across Grounds.

Bookstore Open House
9:00-11:00 a.m.
UVA Bookstore

Pick up some fresh ‘Hoos gear while seeing all the resources available to students through the Bookstore.

Aquatic & Fitness Center Open House
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Aquatic & Fitness Center

See our state-of-the-art gym facilities and work out on the exercise equipment if you would like to do so.

Rotunda Open House
9:00-11:00 a.m.
The Rotunda

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the newly renovated Rotunda.

Brunch

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Newcomb Dining Room

 

Welcome Address

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Slaughter Recreation Center
Session J: Newcomb Theater or Maury 209 (you will be assigned a location when you arrive)

Pat Lampkin - Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer

Hear about enduring traditions from important members of the UVA community including the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer.

Hoos Movin' In

12:30-1:15 p.m.

Slaughter Recreation Center
Session J: Newcomb Theater or Maury 209 (you will be assigned a location when you arrive)

Andy Petters - Assistant Dean of Students, Housing & Residence Life
Countess Hughes - Assistant Director of Assignments, Housing & Residence Life

Hear representatives from Housing & Residence Life answer questions and discuss what to expect on Move-In Days and during your student's first year living on Grounds.

Parents as Partners

1:30-2:00 p.m.

Slaughter Recreation Center
Session J: Newcomb Theater or Maury 209 (you will be assigned a location when you arrive)

Allen Groves - Associate Vice President and University Dean of Students

Join the University's Dean of Students for a candid conversation of how the University interacts with students and parents and what to expect as your student navigates the college experience.

Not on Our Grounds: Safety at UVA

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Slaughter Recreation Center
Session J: Newcomb Theater or Maury 209 (you will be assigned a location when you arrive)

Susie Bruce - Director, Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Ben Rexrode - Police Officer, University Police Department
Rachel Kiliany - Program Coordinator for Prevention
Alex Hall - Assistant Dean of Students

Hear from a panel of University representatives about current safety initiatives and how the University works to educate students about safety and prevention resources available both on and off Grounds.

Growing with Your Student: Student Development Breakout Sessions

3:00-3:45 p.m.

Various Locations

Pick one of the three sessions below. These are designed to help you support your student’s discovery and development during this changing time.

  • How to Launch a Resilient College Student (in one month or less!)
    Newcomb Kaleidoscope
    Tim Davis, Ph.D., Executive Director, Student Resilience & Leadership Development
  • Relationships, Risks, and Rewards: Nuturing the Emerging Adult Brain
    Newcomb South Meeting Room
    Nicole Ruzek, Ph.D., Director of Counseling & Psychological Services
    Jackie Woods, Ph.D., Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Student Health and Wellness at UVA: Minimizing Cost, Maximizing Care
    Newcomb Commonwealth Room
    Chris Holstege, M.D, Executive Director, Student Health

Growing with your Student: Student Development Breakout Sessions

4:00-4:45 p.m.

Various Locations

Pick one of the three sessions below. These are designed to help you support your student’s discovery and development during this changing time.

  • How to Launch a Resilient College Student (in one month or less!)
    Newcomb Kaleidoscope
    Tim Davis, Ph.D., Executive Director, Student Resilience & Leadership Development
  • Relationships, Risks, and Rewards: Nuturing the Emerging Adult Brain
    Newcomb South Meeting Room
    Nicole Ruzek, Ph.D., Director of Counseling & Psychological Services
    Jackie Woods, Ph.D., Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Student Health and Wellness at UVA: Minimizing Cost, Maximizing Care
    Newcomb Commonwealth Room
    Chris Holstege, M.D, Executive Director, Student Health

Parent & Guest Reception

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Alumni Hall

Mingle with other parents, learn about secret societies at UVA, and talk with Student Affairs representatives while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres. Co-sponsored by Vice-President and Chief Student Affairs Office, UVA Alumni Association, and UVA Parents' Committee.

Day Two

Check-Out

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

Supporting Your Student's Career Aspirations

10:00-10:45 a.m.

Newcomb Theater

Everette Fortner - Associate Vice President, Career & Professional Development

Hear about the career development process used at the University's Career Center, get an overview of the services available, and learn strategies to engage your student in discussions about his/her interests, skills, and aspirations.

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.

The College of Arts & Sciences: Curricular Options and Infinite Opportunities

9:15-10:00 a.m.

Monroe 130

Rachel Most - Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs

Learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences' curricula and how students use the liberal arts degree.

School of Engineering & Applied Science Information Session

9:15-10:00 a.m.

Mechanical Engineering 205

Lisa Lampe, Director of Undergraduate Success
Lloyd Harriott, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Learn more about the engineering program from faculty and students, and ask any questions you may have.

School of Architecture Information Session

9:15-10:00 a.m.

Campbell 158
Session B only

Faculty Speaker: Elizabeth "Betsy" Roettger

Learn more about the architecture program and ask any outstanding questions.

Take the Inner U-Loop bus route to get to the Architecture School.

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.

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.

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.

Brunch

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

Newcomb Dining Room

Library Tour

11:00-11:30a.m.

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.

Money Matters

11:00-11:45 a.m.

Newcomb Theater

Sarah Doran - Assistant Director, Student Financial Services
Chris Doran - Communications Manager, Student Financial Services

Members of the Student Financial Services team will discuss how to best stay informed about tuition payment options and more. There will be an opportunity to ask specific questions regarding financing your student's education.

School of Nursing Information Session

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Claude Moore Nursing Education G120

Session B only

Theresa Carroll - Senior Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services

Learn more about the nursing program from faculty and deans and ask any questions you may have. Take the Outer U-Loop or Green route bus to get to the Nursing School.

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.