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Engagement Workshops

Welcoming You to UVA

The following virtual engagement opportunities are hosted by our partners across Grounds to help you learn about University resources and begin to find a community at UVA!

Links to upcoming events will be shared to your UVA email address. Keep your eyes on your inbox for more information from Orientation & New Student Programs.
 

June 29-July 5

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College of A&S Advising Webinar (First-Years) June 30 3:30 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Students in The College are invited to register for and attend an online advising webinar. Please register beforehand: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t04lKx5mRau1tHO7wVrV0A
College of A&S Advising Webinar (First-Years) July 1 9:30 a.m. College of Arts and Sciences Students in The College are invited to register for and attend an online advising webinar. Please register beforehand: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yfMvuQEQSE6JRPO4x9Lb7Q
Pre-Health Welcome for Incoming First-Year Students at UVA July 1 1:00 p.m. UVA Career Center Welcome to the Pre-Health Community at UVA! Please join us for one of the virtual Welcome sessions where you will meet pre-health advisors and get tips on how to navigate your future career plans. Register here: virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9Sr9YhbwR0qhruOFDqDZoA
College of A&S Advising Webinar (Transfers) July 2 10:00 a.m. College of Arts and Sciences Transfer students in The College are invited to register for and attend an online advising webinar. Please register beforehand: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vfy8cchFSOWqy_FnsMyygg

 

July 6-12

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GroupEx Class: Core with Natalia July 6 6:00-6:45 p.m. IM-Rec All of our Live Group Exercise classes will happen via Zoom. Please share the links with your friends and family. Get a feel for GroupEx classes that you will be able to take once we are together on Grounds! virginia.zoom.us/j/92273289301
E-Sports Tournament Register July 6-9   IM-Rec Join other new students in an E-Sports Tournament. Tournaments include Madden 20, FIFA 20 & NBA2K20 on PS4 and XBox One. www.go.recsports.virginia.edu/DivisionRegistration
Virtual 5K July 6-12   IM-Rec Complete a 5k run between July 6 and 12. Join the run group on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/UVAIMREC2020ORIENTATION5K
CAV Program & UVA Bookstore Info Session July 7 1:00 p.m. Cavalier Computers & UVA Bookstores Learn about the CAV Program, which computer to get for college, buying textbooks, the Bookstore Pharmacy, and the UVA Bookstore. Sign up for a virtual info session: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/7015928540232/WN_xBQtPXp9Q5eBRumLobrKnQ
Well-Being is a Skill: Yoga Based Practices to Relieve Tension from Zoom Fatigue July 7 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contemplative Sciences Center Open to beginners and those with yoga experience, this workshop will explosre some simple stretches and breathing techniques that you can do on a regular basis to help deal with physical and mental tension caused by virtual learning and being on the computer for long hours. To register: virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkf-mhpjsoEtbLJ07bWDUV0RVqB7LCdQsI
GroupEx Class: Zumba with Kendra July 8 6:00-6:45 p.m. IM-Rec All of our Live Group Exercise classes will happen via Zoom. Please share the links with your friends and family. Get a feel for GroupEx classes that you will be able to take once we are together on Grounds! virginia.zoom.us/j/92273289301
Online Bingo Night July 8 7:00-9:00 p.m. Alumni Association Join your new UVA classmates as you play to win fun prizes, including gift cards to local Charlottesville businesses, Amazon, and more. Limited spots are available (300), so please RSVP on this form (uva-orientation-online-bingo-night-2020-1.eventbrite.com/) to ensure that you receive a unique bingo card and access to the Zoom call. Stay up-to-date on future free student events by signing up for the Alumni Association’s Student Engagement email list!
IM-Rec 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Most Fun Spot on Grounds July 9 4:00-5:00 p.m. IM-Rec Participate in this session by following this link: virginia.zoom.us/j/93707144735
Keeping it Together When Things Fall Apart: Hacks to Maintain Self Care in College During COVID-19 July 9 5:30-6:30 Contemplative Sciences Center In this workshop we will explore the top research backed daily practices from daily exercise routines, sleep habits, mindfulness practices, journaling, positive outlook practices, and building a strong social support network to build resilience and effectively manage stress during these challenging times To register: virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItcumsrj0vH9YgcVkAbanqnz6BuOau2GqJ

 

July 13-19

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GroupEx Class: Yoga with Jen July 13 6:00-6:45 p.m. IM-Rec All of our Live Group Exercise classes will happen via Zoom. Please share the links with your friends and family. Get a feel for GroupEx classes that you will be able to take once we are together on Grounds! virginia.zoom.us/j/92273289301
School of Nursing Parent & Family Session July 13 7:00 p.m. School of Nursing Join Theresa Carroll –  Senior Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services, Tomeka Dowling – BSN program director, and Lynn Coyner – BSN program manager, to a nursing parent/family orientation program. Panelists will share what to expect in the coming years as well as give you a chance to ask questions about the program and the experience.
VIrtual 5k July 13-19   IM-Rec Complete a 5k run between July 13 and 19. Join the run group on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/UVAIMREC2020ORIENTATION5K
College of A&S Parent and Family Webinar (First-Years) July 14 10:00-10:45 a.m. College of Arts and Sciences Learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences' curricula and how students use the liberal arts degree. Register here: virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YlnazyfoTm-O_06gZFg-0A
Well-Being is a Skill: Introduction to Mindfulness Techniques to Navigate Stressful Times July 14 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contemplative Sciences Center Learn some basic mindfulness practices that you can easily incorporate into your daily life to help manage stress across all areas of your life. To register: virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEucuGspjMvHdAbngTSMC2yqEMAHxerEg3G
Pre-Health Welcome for Incoming First-Year Students at UVA July 14 6:00 p.m. UVA Career Center Welcome to the Pre-Health Community at UVA! Please join us for one of the virtual Welcome sessions where you will meet pre-health advisors and get tips on how to navigate your future career plans. Register here: virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zdImCb8FTSWRxyNBkfrG-g
Open House: Now Hiring! Job Opportunities at IM-Rec July 14 6:00-7:00 p.m IM-Rec Participate in this session by following this link: virginia.zoom.us/j/94498462080
CAV Program & UVA Bookstore Info Session July 15 1:00 p.m. Cavalier Computers & UVA Bookstores Learn about the CAV Program, which computer to get for college, buying textbooks, the Bookstore Pharmacy, and the UVA Bookstore. Sign up for a virtual info session: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/7015928540232/WN_xBQtPXp9Q5eBRumLobrKnQ
GroupEx Class: Core with Natalia July 15 6:00-6:45 p.m. IM-Rec All of our Live Group Exercise classes will happen via Zoom. Please share the links with your friends and family. Get a feel for GroupEx classes that you will be able to take once we are together on Grounds! virginia.zoom.us/j/92273289301
Online Bingo Night July 15 7:00-9:00 p.m. Alumni Association Join your new UVA classmates as you play to win fun prizes, including gift cards to local Charlottesville businesses, Amazon, and more. Limited spots are available (300), so please RSVP on this form (uva-orientation-online-bingo-night-2020-2.eventbrite.com/) to ensure that you receive a unique bingo card and access to the Zoom call. Stay up-to-date on future free student events by signing up for the Alumni Association’s Student Engagement email list!
ISO Orientation for International Students July 16 9:00-10:00 a.m. International Studies Office All new international students holding all non-immigrant statuses should attend an International Studies Office orientation session.  Students should complete the online orientation module and quiz before the live event.  The maintenance of your legal status is your responsibility.  Attendance will maximize your chances of success while studying in the U.S. Register here: forms.gle/KpQrtvSNMrZcH6bw7
College of A&S Parent and Family Webinar (First-Years) July 16 10:30-11:15 a.m. College of Arts and Sciences Learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences' curricula and how students use the liberal arts degree. Register here: virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eqyQRG-STQyX5vbiOT2NKQ
Open House: Charlottesville and Beyond! Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Rock Climbing and More! July 16 1:00-2:00 p.m. IM-Rec Participate in this session by following this link: virginia.zoom.us/j/94037657473
Hacking Your Brain to Stay Focused and Perform Optimally in College July 16 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contemplative Sciences Center In this workshop we will learn and practice research backed strategies and techniques to improve your attention and focus to perform optimally in the classroom and beyond. To register: virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcemqpj8jHNUkcxYbpAkiTk02KeA6E4DQ
CAV Program & UVA Bookstore Info Session July 17 1:00 p.m. Cavalier Computers & UVA Bookstores Learn about the CAV Program, which computer to get for college, buying textbooks, the Bookstore Pharmacy, and the UVA Bookstore. Sign up for a virtual info session: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/7015928540232/WN_xBQtPXp9Q5eBRumLobrKnQ

 

July 20-26

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GroupEx Class: Zumba with Kendra July 20 6:00-6:45 p.m. IM-Rec All of our Live Group Exercise classes will happen via Zoom. Please share the links with your friends and family. Get a feel for GroupEx classes that you will be able to take once we are together on Grounds! virginia.zoom.us/j/92273289301
Undergraduate International Student Life Panel July 21 9:00-10:00 a.m. International Studies Office Learn about student life at UVA and in Charlottesville through the international student lens. This will also be an opportunity to meet other new international students in small groups. This event is hosted by Global Greeters. Register here: tinyurl.com/ISOPanel2020
College of A&S Parent and Family Webinar (First-Years) July 21 4:00-5:00 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences' curricula and how students use the liberal arts degree. Register here: virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_stDxIWr8SQq01c8N3Wfrqg
CAV Program & UVA Bookstore Info Session July 22 1:00 p.m. Cavalier Computers & UVA Bookstores Learn about the CAV Program, which computer to get for college, buying textbooks, the Bookstore Pharmacy, and the UVA Bookstore. Sign up for a virtual info session: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/7015928540232/WN_xBQtPXp9Q5eBRumLobrKnQ
GroupEx Class: Yoga with Jen July 22 6:00-6:45 p.m. IM-Rec All of our Live Group Exercise classes will happen via Zoom. Please share the links with your friends and family. Get a feel for GroupEx classes that you will be able to take once we are together on Grounds! virginia.zoom.us/j/92273289301
Online Bingo Night July 22 7:00-9:00 p.m. Alumni Association Join your new UVA classmates as you play to win fun prizes, including gift cards to local Charlottesville businesses, Amazon, and more. Limited spots are available (300), so please RSVP on this form (uva-orientation-online-bingo-night-2020-3.eventbrite.com/) to ensure that you receive a unique bingo card and access to the Zoom call. Stay up-to-date on future free student events by signing up for the Alumni Association’s Student Engagement email list!
College of A&S Parent and Family Webinar (Transfers) July 23 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences' curricula and how students use the liberal arts degree. Register here: virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lr8dtAkxS5iHXbGaP3LJDQ
Open House: Fitness on Grounds July 23 4:00-5:00 p.m. IM-Rec Be your healthiest self through personal training, aquatics, group exercise & instructional programs. Participate in this session by following this link: virginia.zoom.us/j/93412711199
Hacking Your Emotions to Improve Emotional Intelligence and Communicate Effectively July 23 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contemplative Sciences Center In this workshop we will explore research backed techniques to better manage our emotions, gain awareness of others emotions, and communicate more effectively with others such as roommates, classmates, parents, teachers, employers, etc. To register: virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuce2trj0uGNMI_uO60MjlIbmauqhhbY8X
CAV Program & UVA Bookstore Info Session July 24 1:00 p.m. Cavalier Computers & UVA Bookstores Learn about the CAV Program, which computer to get for college, buying textbooks, the Bookstore Pharmacy, and the UVA Bookstore. Sign up for a virtual info session: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/7015928540232/WN_xBQtPXp9Q5eBRumLobrKnQ
Building Cultural Connections July 24 3:00 p.m. University Programs Council New to UVA? Not sure how to get involved? Join UPC for a virtual presentation about various cultural and ethnic CIOs to join! We'll also have representatives from CIOs to answer your questions about how to get involved, keep engaged, and create your own home at UVA. For interested CIOs, please contact Charmi Patel (cp7gn@virginia.edu).

 

July 27-August 2

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GroupEx Class: Core with Natalia July 27 6:00-6:45 p.m. IM-Rec All of our Live Group Exercise classes will happen via Zoom. Please share the links with your friends and family. Get a feel for GroupEx classes that you will be able to take once we are together on Grounds! virginia.zoom.us/j/92273289301
Virtual 5K July 27-August 2   IM-Rec Complete a 5k run between July 27 and August 2. Join the run group on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/UVAIMREC2020ORIENTATION5K
Undergraduate International Student Life Panel July 28 9:00-10:00 a.m. International Studies Office Learn about student life at UVA and in Charlottesville through the international student lens. This will also be an opportunity to meet other new international students in small groups. This event is hosted by Global Greeters. Register here: tinyurl.com/ISOPanel2020
GroupEx Class: Zumba with Kendra July 29 6:00-6:45 p.m. IM-Rec All of our Live Group Exercise classes will happen via Zoom. Please share the links with your friends and family. Get a feel for GroupEx classes that you will be able to take once we are together on Grounds! virginia.zoom.us/j/92273289301
Pre-Health Welcome for Incoming First-Year Students at UVA July 31 12:00 p.m. UVA Career Center Welcome to the Pre-Health Community at UVA! Please join us for one of the virtual Welcome sessions where you will meet pre-health advisors and get tips on how to navigate your future career plans. Register here: virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r6mMtWUcRUOe7m6Z_xLUIA

 

August 3-9

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McIntire School of Commerce Info Session August 4 1:30-2:30 p.m. McIntire School of Commerce Interested in a business education at UVA? Join us to learn more about the McIntire School's innovative programs, admission to the undergraduate program, and advising. Register beforehand: mcintire.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kfLmV8knTICpIpHLxQjwgA
Design Your UVA Experience, UVA Career Center August 4 4:00-5:30 p.m. UVA Career Center Determining how you want to experience college in a meaningful, intentional way is not an easy endeavor. It’s hard enough to find Bryan Hall for your first English class. This workshop is time for you to pause before classes get started, reflect on why you are here, and make some plans for a purposeful first semester. You’ll also meet a few new friends, learn the variety of ways to engage with UVA, and learn some cool tools from the world of design thinking. This workshop is highly interactive and designed to be fun and energizing, so come prepared to join in. virginia.zoom.us/j/95453375478?pwd=c0lBWlpHSnZMVWlacXU1N0YvOWxhQT09
Performing Arts Meet and Greet August 4 6:00 p.m. Student Council Student Arts Committee Come and meet UVA performing arts students! During this Zoom call, you will have the opportunity to learn about and ask questions about UVA’s performing arts departments and student groups. Students from dance, music, and theatre will be there to introduce you to the many opportunities you have to participate in the arts during your time at UVA and to help you form early friendships in the arts community. Register here: forms.gle/afeqnVk2NqK3dx5y6
Sports & Games: Competitive & Recreational Opportunities with Intramurals & Club Sports August 5 4:00-5:00 p.m. IM-Rec Participate in this session by following this link: virginia.zoom.us/j/92151954631?pwd=YVp2UXRTMDV5NmRkbTQvdkVJNGJCZz09
Performing Arts Meet and Greet August 6 6:00 p.m. Student Council Student Arts Committee Come and meet UVA performing arts students! During this Zoom call, you will have the opportunity to learn about and ask questions about UVA’s performing arts departments and student groups. Students from dance, music, and theatre will be there to introduce you to the many opportunities you have to participate in the arts during your time at UVA and to help you form early friendships in the arts community. Register here: forms.gle/afeqnVk2NqK3dx5y6
Design Your UVA Experience, UVA Career Center August 7 12:00-1:30 p.m. UVA Career Center Determining how you want to experience college in a meaningful, intentional way is not an easy endeavor. It’s hard enough to find Bryan Hall for your first English class. This workshop is time for you to pause before classes get started, reflect on why you are here, and make some plans for a purposeful first semester. You’ll also meet a few new friends, learn the variety of ways to engage with UVA, and learn some cool tools from the world of design thinking. This workshop is highly interactive and designed to be fun and energizing, so come prepared to join in. virginia.zoom.us/j/95209542865?pwd=dlFOS1VBeHBycCtlekxDZWFyK3gvUT09
Intro to the Honor System at UVA August 7 3:30 p.m. UVA Honor Committee What does community mean to you? Join us to discuss the Honor System at UVA and hear from current students regarding their perspective on the value of the Community of Trust. Regisration required: virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAldu-grjsqEtRtq2ICguYh_4ykg7Tr0_ig

 

August 10-16

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McIntire School of Commerce Info Session August 12 12:30-1:30 p.n. McIntire School of Commerce Interested in a business education at UVA? Join us to learn more about the McIntire School's innovative programs, admission to the undergraduate program, and advising. Register beforehand: mcintire.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ag76itAsQFWwnXrY3H7fBQ

 

August 17-23

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Preparing for Success in a Combination of In-Person and Online Classes August 17 1:00-2:00 p.m. Georges Center Will you be on Grounds this fall, with a combination of online and in-person classes? This session is designed to help you organize your schedule and think about how to approach classes being offered in these different modalities. Registration required: virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BmFWF5GqQVCNnwsqkFmOUA
Pre-Health Welcome for Incoming First-Year Students at UVA August 17 6:00 p.m. UVA Career Center Welcome to the Pre-Health Community at UVA! Please join us for one of the virtual Welcome sessions where you will meet pre-health advisors and get tips on how to navigate your future career plans. Register here: virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mbWjIJz6T-KORYP-I5sEbQ
Preparing for Success as a Work-from-Home College Student August 18 1:00-2:00 p.m. Georges Center Are you learning from home this semester? This session is designed to help students who will not be in Charlottesville this semester think about how they can set themselves up for academic success and build connections to Grounds from afar. Registration required: virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yGleJVOARQuwy9dsjRjvlw

 

Ongoing Events

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By Hoos For Hoos Ongoing University Programs Council UPC presents BY HOOS FOR HOOS, a podcast for the incoming class of 2024 and the UVA community at large that has got a little bit of everything! Tune in to the UPC Spotify every week in July for new episodes where we are answering your questions with Orientation Leaders, talking about UVA culture, and spotlighting some of the fabulous organizations and opportunities on Grounds for this coming school year!
Hoos Got Talent Ongoing University Programs Council Are you bored in the house and in the house bored? Well, step out of your room and into the spotlight as a competitor on the first season of “Hoos Got Talent!” If you’re not ready to share your gifts you can still tune in on UPC IGTV and vote for your favorites! We will eliminate acts each week — based on your votes — until there is one competitor left standing! The winner will be crowned the champion of “Hoos Got Talent” AND receive amazing prizes! Details online at the UPC website.

 

Program Areas

Engagement Workshops will provide opportunities in the following areas:

  • Community: Develop selected communities that provide a network of support in your transition to UVA
  • Discovery: Identify and engage with resources and academic opportunities that relate to your intellectual and personal interests
  • Service: Explore different service opportunities, and identify ways to better the community