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Wahoo Welcome 2017 Schedule

Move-in days in August kick off the second part of your orientation experience! Beginning on the Friday of move-in weekend and continuing throughout the first weeks of classes, Wahoo Welcome provides opportunities to participate in academic and social activities that educate, inform, and officially welcome you into the UVA community.

Events for all students are listed by date below. You can also download a PDF version of the schedule.

You can also download the Wahoo Welcome app guide to have schedule information right at your fingertips on your mobile device.
 

Events for All Students

Click the buttons at the bottom of the page to see the schedules of events specifically for incoming transfer students or by school.

Friday, August 18

Student IDs Prepared and Distributed
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     
Observatory Hill Dining Hall, First Floor
For students who did not receive an ID at Summer Orientation.
Fall 2017 ID Card Pick Up Options

Observatory Hill Dining Hall Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Move into Residence Halls
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Check with Resident Staff for information about mandatory meetings and welcome events.

WiFi Clinic with Information Technology Services (ITS)
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Shannon House

Runk Dining Hall Open
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

President’s Welcome Address
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Old Cabell Auditorium
For students and families assigned to Friday move-in

Welcome Meeting with Resident Advisors
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Mandatory for all first-year students who move in on Friday

Welcome Week Event: AMP Up the Arts
9:00 p.m.- midnight
Amphitheater
Rain Site: Student Activities Building (SAB)
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)

Saturday, August 19

Student IDs Prepared and Distributed
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Observatory Hill Dining Hall, First Floor
For students who did not receive an ID at Summer Orientation.
Fall 2017 ID Card Pick Up Options

Move into Residence Halls
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Check with Resident Staff for information about mandatory meetings and welcome events.

Dining Halls Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Observatory Hill and Runk Dining Halls

WiFi Clinic with Information Technology Services (ITS)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Shannon House

President’s Welcome Address
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Old Cabell Auditorium
For students and families assigned to Saturday move-in

School Welcome Addresses for Parents and Students
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Check your school's schedule for details on times and locations

Office of African-American Affairs Welcoming Reception
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Ern Commons

Fresh Food Company (Open for Dinner)
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Meeting with Resident Advisors
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Mandatory for all first-year students who move in on Saturday

Welcome Week Concert: Future with Lil Yachty -- CANCELLED
9:00 – 11:30 p.m.
John Paul Jones Arena
Check University Programs Council Facebook page for updates

After Hours at the AFC
10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Aquatic & Fitness Center

  • Giant Basketball Challenge Obstacle Course
  • Virtual Graffiti Wall w/Assorted Backgrounds
  • Inflatable Twister
  • Wrecking Ball Inflatable
  • Nine-Hole Mini Golf
  • Name Beads
  • Food Trucks and a variety of food offerings (provided by UVA Dining Services)

Housing & Residence Life Game and Activity Night in the Dorms
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
RAs will lead a variety of social programs in each first-year association, including a variety of movies and games. Events will vary from building to building – check with your RA.

Chi Alpha: Something in a Mug Party
10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Meet at O-Hill at 9:45 pm and walk over to 2000 Stadium Road.
Sponsored by Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
www.xaatuva.com/mug

Lambeth Late Night
11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Free food will be available in the Lambeth Residential Area.

Sunday, August 20

Student IDs Prepared and Distributed
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Observatory Hill Dining Hall, First Floor
For students who did not receive an ID at Summer Orientation.
Fall 2017 ID Card Pick Up Options

Observatory Hill Dining Hall Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Runk Dining Hall Open
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fresh Food Company Open
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.   

GROUNDS FOR DISCUSSION
Old Cabell Auditorium

  • 11:00 a.m. Shannon, Gooch, Courtenay, Dunglison, & Fitzhugh
  • 12:30 p.m. Malone, Watson-Webb, Woody/Cauthen, Lile-Maupin, Balz-Dobie, first-years in Hereford
  • 2:00 p.m. Echols/Humphreys, Metcalf/Lefevre, Kellogg, Tuttle-Dunnington, Gibbons
  • 3:30 p.m. Dillard, Hancock, Page/Emmet, first-years in Brown, first-years in IRC

Mandatory for all first-year students

SECOND RESIDENCE HALL MEETINGS
Residence Halls

  • 12:30 p.m. Dillard, Hancock, Echols/Humphreys, Metcalf/Lefevre, Kellogg, Tuttle-Dunnington, Gibbons
  • 2:00 p.m. Malone, Page/Emmet, Watson-Webb, Woody/Cauthen, Lile-Maupin, Balz-Dobie
  • 3:30 p.m. Shannon, Gooch, Courtenay, Dunglison, & Fitzhugh

Mandatory for all first-year students

Opening Convocation and Honor Induction
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Lawn (Rain site: John Paul Jones Arena)
Mandatory for all first-year and transfer students

President’s Reception
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
North Terrace of the Rotunda (Rain location: Sandridge Hall in John Paul Jones Arena)

Welcome Week Event: First-Year Movie Night
Guardians of the Galaxy 2

9:00 p.m.– midnight
Observatory Hill Meadow (Rain location: Newcomb Theater)
Sponsored by Housing & Residence Life/University Programs Council (UPC)

Monday, August 21

Student Activities Fair
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lower Lawn/Amphitheater
Rain Date: Tuesday, August 22
Sponsored by Student Council

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
1515 University Avenue
Come for the cookies and coffee but stay for the career chats! Bring a friend to 1515 to check out the new Career Center space and receive swag giveaways!           

Look at the Sun Without Going Blind!
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The North Lawn
View the eclipse with the Society of Physics Students and the Astronomy Club. Free eclipse viewing glasses provided to all.

WiFi Clinic with Information Technology Services (ITS)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Newcomb 481

What’s Your Green Dot?
3:15 - 5:00 p.m.
John Paul Jones Arena
Join Kristen Parks, Alberto Lorenzo, and Dean of Students Allen Groves for a conversation about your role in creating a caring community.
Mandatory for all first-year students

Cavalier Kickoff
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Scott Stadium (Rain Site: Student Activities Building)
Co-Sponsored by UVA Athletics and University Programs Council (UPC)

Follow-Up Discussions
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Residence Halls
Mandatory for all first-year students

Tuesday, August 22

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
1515 University Avenue
Come for the cookies and coffee but stay for the career chats! Bring a friend to 1515 to check out the new Career Center space and receive swag giveaways!       

WiFi Clinic with Information Technology Services (ITS)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Newcomb 481

Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN) Meet & Greet
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Newcomb Ballroom

First-Year Food Fest
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall

Multicultural Student Welcome & Community Receptions
Hosted by Multicultural Student Services
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Newcomb Ballroom
Following the opening remarks in the Newcomb Ballroom, specific cultural community receptions will be held at the following locations:

  • Asian/Asian Pacific American: Newcomb Ballroom
  • Hispanic/Latinx: Newcomb Kaleidoscope
  • Middle Eastern/North African: Newcomb Gallery
  • LGBTQ: Multicultural Student Center/LGBTQ Center
  • Native/Aboriginal: see event on Sunday, August 27

Catered food will be served.

Wednesday, August 23

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
1515 University Avenue
Come for the cookies and coffee but stay for the career chats! Bring a friend to 1515 to check out the new Career Center space and receive swag giveaways!       

Commerce-Related Student Organization Fair
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Robertson Hall, Blue Ridge Courtyard

WiFi Clinic with Information Technology Services (ITS)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Newcomb 481

Pre-Health Welcome Reception
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.             
Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room
Join UVA Pre-Health Advisors, leaders from health-related student organizations, and members of the Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board for a welcome reception.

Welcome Week Event: Rotunda Sing
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Lawn
Rain Date: Wednesday, August 30
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)

Thursday, August 24

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
1515 University Avenue
Come for the cookies and coffee but stay for the career chats! Bring a friend to 1515 to check out the new Career Center space and receive swag giveaways!       

WiFi Clinic with Information Technology Services (ITS)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Newcomb 481

For More We Turn to Jessica Williams
9:00 – midnight
Old Cabell Hall
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 25

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
1515 University Avenue
Come for the cookies and coffee but stay for the career chats! Bring a friend to 1515 to check out the new Career Center space and receive swag giveaways!       

WiFi Clinic with Information Technology Services (ITS)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Newcomb 389

It’s Servicefest!
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Newcomb Ballroom
Get information on service opportunities at UVA and in Charlottesville.
Sponsored by ODOS/Public Service

Project SERVE
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Newcomb Ballroom
Come join other first-years for an afternoon of community service!
Dinner will be provided.
Sponsored by ODOS/Public Service

A Guided Tour of the Physics Department
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Physics Building/Jesse Beam Laboratories
A behind the scenes look at the physics department, its labs, and the physics major. Contact sgs7cr@virginia.edu for more details.

The Source: Activities Fair and Multicultural Performances
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Student Activities Building
Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance

Hypnotist Tom Deluca
7:00 p.m.
Amphitheater (Rain location: Student Acitivities Building)
Pre-show starts at 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)

Saturday, August 26

Carr’s Hill Arts Grounds Community Open House and BBQ
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
North face of Carr’s Hill
Join arts & design students and faculty, including Architectural History, Architecture, Art History, Drama, Landscape Architecture, Media Studies, Music, Studio Art, and Urban & Environmental Planning for an evening of food, performances and live music!

Arts Grounds Picnic, Festivities, and Outdoor Screening of La La Land
6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds (behind The Fralin on Culbreth Road)
Free picnic, live music, and screening of La La Land, sponsored by UVA Arts. Come learn about Visual & Performing Arts and Architecture opportunities at the University and within the community. Movie starts at 8:30. See arts.virginia.edu/arts-grounds-day for more details.

Sunday, August 27

Harambee I
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ern Commons
Sponsored by the Office of African-American Affairs

Native American New Student Welcome Reception
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Multicultural Student Center (lower level, Newcomb Hall)
Food/refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by Native American Student Association (NASU)

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Minor 125
Also see housing.virginia.edu/RLE, your guide to getting involved with Association or First-Year Councils.

Monday, August 28

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
1515 University Avenue
Come for the cookies and coffee but stay for the career chats! Bring a friend to 1515 to check out the new Career Center space and receive swag giveaways!       

WiFi Clinic with Information Technology Services (ITS)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Newcomb 481

New Student Library Orientation
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Alderman 421
Receive a brief overview of the Library's catalog VIRGO, the basics of using UVA Library databases, and a tour of Alderman, Clemons, and Special Collections. Please be prepared to take things with you on the tour. A laptop is not required.
Register online to reserve this tour time.

Smart Guy: BSA First Year Advising Event
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope
Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance

New Student Library Orientation
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Alderman 421
Receive a brief overview of the Library's catalog VIRGO, the basics of using UVA Library databases, and a tour of Alderman, Clemons, and Special Collections. Please be prepared to take things with you on the tour. A laptop is not required.
Register online to reserve this tour time.

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Runk Green Room
Also see housing.virginia.edu/RLE, your guide to getting involved with Association or First-Year Councils.

Tuesday, August 29

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
1515 University Avenue
Come for the cookies and coffee but stay for the career chats! Bring a friend to 1515 to check out the new Career Center space and receive swag giveaways!       

WiFi Clinic with Information Technology Services (ITS)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Newcomb 481

New Student Library Orientation
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Alderman 421
Receive a brief overview of the Library's catalog VIRGO, the basics of using UVA Library databases, and a tour of Alderman, Clemons, and Special Collections. Please be prepared to take things with you on the tour. A laptop is not required.
Register online to reserve this tour time.

ROOTS: Knowing Your History on Grounds
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Nau 101
Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance

New Student Library Orientation
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Alderman 421
Receive a brief overview of the Library's catalog VIRGO, the basics of using UVA Library databases, and a tour of Alderman, Clemons, and Special Collections. Please be prepared to take things with you on the tour. A laptop is not required.
Register online to reserve this tour time.

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Minor 125
Also see housing.virginia.edu/RLE, your guide to getting involved with Association or First-Year Councils.

Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program S’mores Night
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Grills in front of Shannon House

Wednesday, August 30

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
1515 University Avenue
Come for the cookies and coffee but stay for the career chats! Bring a friend to 1515 to check out the new Career Center space and receive swag giveaways!       

New Student Library Orientation
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Alderman 421
Receive a brief overview of the Library's catalog VIRGO, the basics of using UVA Library databases, and a tour of Alderman, Clemons, and Special Collections. Please be prepared to take things with you on the tour. A laptop is not required.
Register online to reserve this tour time.

The Struggle for Racial Justice at the University of Virginia in the Post-Civil Rights Era (1965-Present)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Nau 211

The Art in You: Paint Night
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Student Activities Building
Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance

New Student Library Orientation
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Alderman 421
Receive a brief overview of the Library's catalog VIRGO, the basics of using UVA Library databases, and a tour of Alderman, Clemons, and Special Collections. Please be prepared to take things with you on the tour. A laptop is not required.
Register online to reserve this tour time.

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Minor 125
Also see housing.virginia.edu/RLE, your guide to getting involved with Association or First-Year Councils.

Thursday, August 31

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
1515 University Avenue
Come for the cookies and coffee but stay for the career chats! Bring a friend to 1515 to check out the new Career Center space and receive swag giveaways!       

New Student Library Orientation
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Alderman 421
Receive a brief overview of the Library's catalog VIRGO, the basics of using UVA Library databases, and a tour of Alderman, Clemons, and Special Collections. Please be prepared to take things with you on the tour. A laptop is not required.
Register online to reserve this tour time.

A Different World: Culture Fest
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Amphitheater
Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance

New Student Library Orientation
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Alderman 421
Receive a brief overview of the Library's catalog VIRGO, the basics of using UVA Library databases, and a tour of Alderman, Clemons, and Special Collections. Please be prepared to take things with you on the tour. A laptop is not required.
Register online to reserve this tour time.



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