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Session K Parent & Guest Schedule

Day One


9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ern Commons

Sign in at Ern Commons to begin the move-in process at your assigned residence hall. You will also pick up your student ID. One form of government issued ID (US driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport, or US military ID) is required to pick-up UVA IDs. Expired IDs, photocopies and school-issued IDs are not accepted. You have the remainder of the day to move in and begin to get settled in your new home at UVA.


5:00-6:30 p.m.
Newcomb Dining Room (Level 2)

Day Two

Orientation Check-In and Breakfast

8:00-9:30 a.m.
Newcomb Ballroom (Level 3)

After parking at the EIG, parents can take a shuttle bus to check-in at Newcomb Hall. UTS buses will also provide service for students from residential areas to Central Grounds.

Welcome Address

10:00-10:45 a.m.
Old Cabell Hall

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

Safety and Support at UVA

11:00-11:45 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.


11:45-1:15 p.m.
Newcomb Dining Room (Level 2)

Money Matters: Student Financial Services at UVA

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Newcomb Theater (Lower Level)

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.

Candid Conversations: Orientation Leader Panel

2:30-3:15 p.m.
Newcomb Theater (Lower Level)

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

Ideas Worth Sharing

3:30-4:15 p.m.
Various Locations

Pick one session.

  • Wellbeing & Health: How the University and Parents Support Students
    Newcomb South Meeting Room (Level 3)
    This session will review the research behind wellbeing and University resources which support it, as well as provide information about the breadth of Student Health services.
  • Student Flourishing: Pathways to Whole Student Education at UVA
    Newcomb Commonwealth Room (Level 3)
    How can your son or daughter flourish intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially in ways that optimally integrate their academic and residential experiences? Representatives of the Contemplative Sciences Center will introduce scientific and humanistic research on the nature of human flourishing in the context of undergraduate education.
  • The Adult Emerging Brain
    Newcomb Theater (Lower Level)
    This talk explores the many remarkable changes unfolding in the emerging adult brain. Tips on how to let go while still staying connected to your young adult, as well as how to make sense of new (yet sometimes baffling) behaviors, will be provided. Participants will leave feeling better prepared to support students as they develop “adulting” skills and discover the worlds of meaningful work and intimate relationships.


5:30-6:30 p.m.
Newcomb Dining Room (Level 2)

International Student & Parent Welcome Dinner

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Aquatic & Fitness 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. Please consider public transportation, walking, or a taxi. Limited parking is available. If you would like to attend, please register by August 20 at

Day Three

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Information Session

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Garrett Hall Commons

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.

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.

Resource Fair

9:30-11:30 a.m.
Newcomb South Meeting Room & Commonwealth Room (Level 3)

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.

McIntire School of Commerce Information Session

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Rouss & Robertson 120

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

International Parents Question & Answer Panel

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Newcomb Kaleidoscope (Level 3)

Richard Tanson - Senior International Student & Scholar Advisor
Interact with members of the International Studies Office to ask any non-academic questions you may have.

Library Tour

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Harrison Small Special Collections Library


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

Insider's Tour of Grounds

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Newcomb Terrace (Level 3)

Join Orientation Leaders and Global Greeters for an insider's view of University Grounds!

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.

International Health Insurance

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Newcomb Theater (Lower Level)

Get your questions answered about insurance for international students.