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Wahoo Welcome 2018 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 24

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.
www.virginia.edu/idoffice/

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.

Information Technology Services Support
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Shannon House, First Floor

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

ISO Community BBQ for International Students
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Garden IX

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

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

Saturday, August 25

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.
www.virginia.edu/idoffice/

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

Information Technology Services Support
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Shannon House, First Floor

President’s Address
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Old Cabell Hall

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

Fresh Food Company Open
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

Hoo's Home Concert featuring T-Pain
9:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Amphitheater
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC), IM-Rec, UVA Dining, Housing & Residence Life

Something in a Mug
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

Hoo's Home
10:00 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Aquatic & Fitness Center
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC), IM-Rec, UVA Dining, Housing & Residence Life

Sunday, August 26

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.   

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.
www.virginia.edu/idoffice/

GROUNDS FOR DISCUSSION
Old Cabell Auditorium

  • 11:00 a.m. Shannon, Gooch, Courtenay, Dunglison, & Fitzhugh
  • 12:30 p.m. Malone, Weedon, Watson-Webb, Woody/Cauthen, Lile-Maupin, Balz-Dobie, first-years in Hereford
  • 2:00 p.m. Kent/Dabney, Metcalf/Lefevre, Kellogg, Tuttle-Dunnington, Gibbons
  • 3:30 p.m. Dillard, Bonnycastle/Hancock, 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, Bonnycastle/Hancock, Kent/Dabney, Metcalf/Lefevre, Kellogg, Tuttle-Dunnington, Gibbons
  • 2:00 p.m. Malone, Weedon, 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.
South End of the Lawn (Rain location: Sandridge Hall in John Paul Jones Arena)

First-Year Movie Night
Black Panther

9:00 p.m.– midnight
Alderman Meadow (O-Hill Field)
Sponsored by Housing & Residence Life/University Programs Council (UPC)

Monday, August 27

Student Activities Fair
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lower Lawn/Amphitheater
Rain date: Saturday, September 1, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Student Council
uvastudentcouncil.com/fall-activities-fair

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
1:00 - 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 Career Center space.

Commerce-Related Student Organization Fair
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Robertson Hall, Blue Ridge Courtyard

What’s Your Green Dot?
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
John Paul Jones Arena
Join Alberto Lorenzo, Rachel Kiliany, and student speakers Galen Green and Noah Kim for a conversation about your role in creating a caring community.
Mandatory for all first-year students

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

Black Student Alliance Advising Session
Time and Location TBD

Tuesday, August 28

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours will begin in Clemons Library Lobby    

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
1:00 - 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 Career Center space.

Black Student Alliance Ice Cream Social
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Alderman Meadow (O-Hill Field) (Rain Location: The Forum at O-Hill)

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 (Level #)
Following the opening remarks in the Newcomb Ballroom, specific cultural community receptions will be held at the following locations:

  • Asian/Asian Pacific American: Newcomb South Meeting Room (Level 3)
  • Hispanic/Latinx: Newcomb Game Room (Level 2)
  • Middle Eastern/North African: Newcomb Gallery & Main Lounge (Level 3)
  • LGBTQ: Newcomb Multicultural Student Center/LGBTQ Center (Lower Level)
  • Native/Aboriginal: see event on Sunday, September 2

Wednesday, August 29

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours willl begin in Clemons Library Lobby    

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
1:00 - 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 Career Center space.

Pre-Health Welcome Reception
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Bryant Hall (at Scott Stadium), Recruiting Room
Join UVA Pre-Health Advisors, Advising Peers, leaders from health-related student organizations, and members of the Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board for a welcome celebration filled with free food and prizes.

Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN) Meet & Greet
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Newcomb Commonwealth Room (Level 3)

Black Student Alliance Game Night
6:30 p.m.
1515 Game Room

Welcome Week Event: Rotunda Sing
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Lawn
Rain Date: Wednesday, September 5
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)

Thursday, August 30

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
1:00 - 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 Career Center space.

Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program Welcome Dinner
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Newcomb Kaleidoscope (Level 3)

Black Student Alliance Karaoke Night
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Pizza Hut

Sasheer Zamata
9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Old Cabell Hall
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)

Friday, August 31

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
1:00 - 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 Career Center space.

It’s Servicefest!
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Newcomb Ballroom (Level 3)
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 (Level 3)
Come join other first-years for an afternoon of community service!
Dinner will be provided.
Sponsored by ODOS/Public Service

Black Student Alliance's The Source: Activities Fair and Multicultural Performances
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Old Cabell Hall
Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance

Hypnotist Tom Deluca
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Amphitheater (Rain location: Newcomb Ballroom)
Pre-show starts at 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)

Root Beer Kegger
9:00 p.m. - midnight
1311 John Street
Join Cru at UVA on John Street to meet incoming and returning students in Cru at this alcohol-free event! In addition to a near unlimited supply of root beer on tap, there will be snacks, music, and games! Meet at O-Hill for rides to John Street starting at 8:45 p.m.
www.facebook.com/events/501040346990201
Sponsored by Cru at UVA

Sunday, September 2

Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN) Brunch and Board Games
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Newcomb Multicultural Student Center (Lower Level)

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.
Newcomb Multicultural Student Center (Lower Level)
Sponsored by Multicultural Student Services and the Native American Student Association (NASU)

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall Ballroom
Also see the RLE webpage, your guide to getting involved with Association or First-Year Councils.
Facebook event

Black Movie Night
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Runk Green Room
Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance

Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program Trivia Night
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Ern Commons

Monday, September 3

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
1:00 - 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 Career Center space.

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Newcomb Ballroom (Level 3)
Also see the RLE webpage, your guide to getting involved with Association or First-Year Councils.
Facebook event

BSA Academic Advising
Time and Location TBD

Tuesday, September 4

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours willl begin in Clemons Library Lobby    

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
1:00 - 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 Career Center space.

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Monroe 130
Also see the RLE webpage, your guide to getting involved with Association or First-Year Councils.
Facebook event

Latinx Student Alliance Welcome & Interest Meeting
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Newcomb Multicultural Student Center (Lower Level)

Wednesday, September 5

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours willl begin in Clemons Library Lobby    

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
1:00 - 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 Career Center space.

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

Thursday, September 6

Cookies, Coffee, and Careers
1:00 - 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 Career Center space

Friday, September 7

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 Career Center space.

Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program on the Lawn
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The Lawn
Join us for ice cream, fun, and games on the South Lawn.

Arts Grounds Picnic, Festivities, and No BS! Brass Band
6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds (behind The Fralin on Culbreth Road)
UPDATE: The rain plan has been enacted, and this event has moved inside the UVA Drama Building. The No BS! Brass Band concert will be held in Old Cabell Hall at 8:00 p.m.
Free picnic and live music, sponsored by UVA Arts. Come learn about Visual & Performing Arts and Architecture opportunities at the University and within the community. See arts.virginia.edu/arts-grounds-day for more details.

Saturday, September 8

Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program PJs and Pancakes
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ern Commons   

Sunday, September 9

Immerse! New Student Retreat for Multicultural Students
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Morven Farm
Sponsored by Multicultural Student Services, visit website for additional information

Tuesday, September 11

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours willl begin in Clemons Library Lobby    

Wednesday, September 12

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours willl begin in Clemons Library Lobby    

Sunday, September 16

Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program Mentor Reveals
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Amphitheater (Rain location: The Forum at O-Hill)

Tuesday, September 18

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours willl begin in Clemons Library Lobby    

Wednesday, September 19

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours willl begin in Clemons Library Lobby    

Tuesday, September 25

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours willl begin in Clemons Library Lobby    

Wednesday, September 26

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours willl begin in Clemons Library Lobby    


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