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Incoming Transfer Parent & Guest Schedule

Day One


7:30-8:45 a.m.
Old Cabell Hall Steps (Rain Location: Minor Lobby)

Park at the Emmett/Ivy Garage and shuttle to Old Cabell Hall, where you will check in for orientation, enjoy a continental breakfast, and meet the UVA Orientation Leaders.

Welcome Address

8:45-9:15 a.m.
Old Cabell Hall

Hear about enduring traditions from members of the UVA community, including the Dean of Students, Allen Groves.

Bouncing Back: Stories of Resilience and Strategies for Thriving

9:15-10:00 a.m.
Old Cabell Hall

Tim Davis, Ph.D., Executive Director of Student Resilience and Leadership Development

A student's first year at UVA will be loaded with opportunities for fulfillment and fun. However, there will also be unexpected twists, turns, and some disappointments. In this session you will hear about students who experienced some typical setbacks and how they successfully navigated their adjustment to college life at UVA.

Safety and Support at UVA

10:15-11:00 a.m.
Old Cabell Hall

Laurie Casteen, Associate Dean of Students

A panel of University representatives will discuss current initiatives designed to support your student and help keep them safe.

Life in Arts & Sciences: Infinite Opportunities

11:00-11:45 a.m.
Old Cabell Hall

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


12:00-1:30 p.m.
Newcomb Dining Room (Level 2)

Resource Fair

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Newcomb Ballroom (Level 3)

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.

Money Matters: Student Financial Services at UVA

2:15-3:00 p.m.
Newcomb South Meeting Room (Level 3)

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 education at the end of the presentation.

Tour of Grounds

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Newcomb Pavilion XI (Level 1)

Join an Orientation Leader for a tour of University Grounds!

Candid Conversations: Orientation Leader Panel

2:15-3:00 p.m.
Newcomb Commonwealth Room (Level 3)

Hear it straight from UVA students! Orientation Leaders address common questions, challenges, and successes related to the student experience. A brief presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Pathways to Purpose

2:15-3:00 p.m.
Newcomb Theater (Lower Level)

Everette Fortner, Associate Vice President, Career & Professional Development

The UVA Career Center invites families to consider how they might help their student as they wrestle with their purpose here at the University and beyond. This hands-on workshop helps you see how the Career Center works with students to explore and discover future possibilities.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Open House

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Newcomb 171 (Level 1)

Have your questions answered about Greek life at UVA.

McIntire School of Commerce Information Session

3:15-4:00 p.m.
Newcomb Theater (Lower Level)
Session H only

Learn about the curricula, courses, and application procedures for entering the School of Commerce. Prospective students and guests are welcomed to join us.

Curry School of Education Information Session

3:15-4:00 p.m.
Newcomb South Meeting Room (Level 3)

Learn more about the Curry School's curricula and application procedures for the various degrees offered. Prospective students and guests are welcomed to join us.

Student Health

3:15-4:00 p.m.
Newcomb Commonwealth Room (Level 3)

Learn about services that Student Health provides that help students find balance and wellbeing throughout the semester.

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Information Session

4:15-5:00 p.m.
Newcomb Commonwealth Room (Level 3)
Session H only

Learn more about the Batten School curricula and application procedures and ask any questions you may have. Prospective students and guests are welcomed to join us.

University Services Panel

4:15-5:00 p.m.
Newcomb South Meeting Room (Level 3)

Hear representatives from UVA Dining, University Bookstore, Cavalier Computers, Cavalier Advantage, and Parking & Transportation speak about important services available to students and families.

Student Involvement Panel

4:15-5:00 p.m.
Newcomb Theater (Lower Level)

Hear from a panel of Orientation Leaders about becoming involved and engaged in different communities at the University.

Dinner (Optional)

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Observatory Hill Dining Room