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Session K Parent & Guest Schedule

Day One


10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Ern Commons, Alderman Road Residence Area

Park in the Slaughter Recreation Center lot and then walk over to Ern Commons to sign in, pick up orientation/academic information and student IDs. Move directly into assigned housing.


5:00-6:30 p.m.

Newcomb Dining Room

Welcome Dinner for International Students and Parents

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Slaughter Recreation Center

International first-year and transfer students and their families are invited to a casual dinner hosted by the University's Office of Engagement. Guests will have the opportunity to meet University faculty, student leaders, and staff; and hear from President Sullivan. Please consider public transportation, walking, or a taxi. Limited parking is available. If you would like to attend, please register by August 12 at

Day Two

Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:45 a.m.

Newcomb Dining Room

Welcome Address

9:45-10:30 a.m.

Newcomb Theater

Pat Lampkin - Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer

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

Parents as Partners

10:45-11:15 a.m.

Newcomb Theater

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

11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Newcomb Theater

Susie Bruce - Director, Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Ben Rexrode - Police Officer, University Police Department
Rachel Kiliany - Program Coordinator for Prevention

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 on and off Grounds.


11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Newcomb Dining Room

Money Matters

1:30-2:15 p.m.

Newcomb Theater

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.

International Health Insurance

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Newcomb Theater

Get your questions answered about insurance for international students.

International Parents Question & Answer Panel

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Newcomb Theater

Richard Tanson - Senior International Student & Scholar Advisor

Interact with members of the International Studies Office to ask any non-academic questions you may have.


5:00-6:00 p.m.

Newcomb Dining Room

Day Three


11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Newcomb Dining Room

Supporting Your Student's Career Aspirations

11:45 a.m-12:15 p.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.

Resource Fair

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Newcomb South Meeting Room & Commonwealth Room

Participants include offices such as the 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.

Day Three Additional Programming Opportunities

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

9:00-10:00 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.

McIntire School of Commerce Information Session for Guests and Prospective Students

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Rouss & Robertson 120

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

Library Tour -- CANCELLED

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Harrison Small Special Collections Library

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

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Garrett, Great Hall

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

School of Engineering & Applied Science Information Session

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Mechanical Engineering 205

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