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Saturday, October 23, 2021

2021 Schedule

Please see below for confirmed 2021 Family Weekend events. Check back for the most up-to-date schedule as Family Weekend approaches!


Saturday Schedule


Family Weekend 5K

8:00 AM
John Paul Jones Arena

Welcome to Family Weekend 2021 at UVA! We are so excited to welcome you back to Grounds. Come and celebrate by joining your UVA family at this informal group run on Saturday, October 23. Meeting and start is at 8am at the entrance area to John Paul Jones Arena. We will determine distances, routes and paces that morning as runs will be led by runners from Ragged Mountain Running. Parking available at JPJ on a first come, first serve basis. Hope to see you there! Registration for the Family Weekend 5K is required


School of Nursing: Recognition Ceremony & Brunch

9:30 AM Ceremony
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

11:00 AM Brunch
McLeod Hall Patio


College of Arts & Sciences: Family Weekend Faculty Talk

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Newcomb Hall Theater

Don’t miss this talk by UVA Professor Matthew Burtner, Professor of Music in Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT), whose musical compositions have been performed around the world. Burtner’s creative musical work is closely intertwined with the sciences, particularly environmental science and engineering. He develops systems for human-computer-environment interaction featured in his music and invented the NOMADS telematic system, the MICE human-computer ensemble and orchestra, the Metasaxophone augmented instrument, and a number of ecoacoustic approaches. He also co-directs the Coastal Futures Conservatory at UVA and is Director of the Alaskan-based environmental arts non-profit organization, EcoSono. Professor Burtner also teaches the wildly popular class “Technosonics”.  


UVA Dine Family Weekend Brunch

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Observatory Hill Dining Hall

Join us at The Dish at O’Hill Dining Room for a special UVA themed brunch on Saturday morning starting at 10am. We will be serving all of your O’Hill favorites with an added Wahoo flair to get students and their families fueled and excited for the big game!


Education Abroad Meet and Greet

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hotel A, West Range

Join us to learn about education abroad at UVA, how to support your student with their plans to go abroad, and speak with Education Abroad Advisors. Information sessions will be offered at 11:00AM, 11:45AM, and 12:30PM. If you can’t make it to one of the info sessions, stop by to speak with an Education Abroad Advisor! Families and students are welcome.


Fraternity and Sorority Life Information Session

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room

Join the office of FSL to learn about Greek life at UVA.



12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Newcomb Hall Ballroom (Rain Location)

Join us at Culturefest, a free event to celebrate cultural diversity within UVA through the participation of student-led CIOs. 


Hereford College Open House

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lower Vaughan House, Ground Floor

Interested in living at Hereford, or learning more about it? Hereford student leaders will be on-hand to provide interested families a tour of our facilities. 


Declaring Independence: Creating and Re-creating America's Document

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, First Floor

This self-guided opportunity allows you to explore Albert H. Small's Declaration of Independence Collection, the most comprehensive collection of letters, documents, and early printings of the Declaration of Independence. View more information about the exhibit on the UVA Library website.


Presswork: The History of Printing Technology

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, First Floor

This is a self-guided opportunity.


The Whethermen Family Weekend Performance

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Newcomb Hall Theater

The Whethermen, an improv comedy group at UVA, will be performing at Family Weekend! Bring the family for some laughs!


Tap Club Practice

1:00 PM
Memorial Gym, Multipurpose Room 1

Tap club is open to all, regardless of dance experience! We provide tap shoes for class. 


Fralin Gallery Tour with Student Docents

2:00 PM
Fralin Museum of Art, 155 Rugby Road


Navy ROTC Family Weekend Drill Presentation

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
South Lawn


Football Weekends at Alumni Hall

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Alumni Hall, 211 Emmet Street

Come out to Alumni Hall for Charlottesville’s largest tailgate beginning about 3 hours before kickoff! There will be Slice Versa and The Pie Guy food trucks and a performance by Legion of Groove. For more information, visit the Alumni Association website.


First-Year Council Football Tailgate

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Looking for a spot to tailgate before the big game? Swing by the O’Hill! Grab a gameday-themed meal from O’Hill Dining Hall, then join other first-year families outdoors for some lawn games and fun before heading off to Scott Stadium.


Rasquache Mobile Cinema Screening Featuring Films By Black and Indigenous Filmmakers

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Former Site of Robert E. Lee Status, Market Street Park

Join the Rasquache Mobile Cinema for a screening of work by Black filmmakers, including dana washington-queen, Ebony Bailey, and Kevin Everson. The event will take place on the site formerly occupied by the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee


Dome Room Dinners

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Rotunda

Now in its 18th year, the Dome Room Dinner is a luxury Family Weekend event. Families are invited to dine on Grounds in the University's original library while listening to a lecture from one of our premier faculty members. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, for two nights only, will host faculty and staff, families, musical groups, and share the history within its walls.


Football vs. Georgia Tech

7:30 PM
Scott Stadium

Cheer on the Virginia Cavaliers for the Family Weekend game as they take on their fellow ACC Coastal division opponent, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, at Scott Stadium! Kick-off is at 7.30 pm! Limited discounted tickets are available at this link.


The Virginia Gentlemen Family Weekend Concert

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Enjoy listening to the oldest of UVA's a cappella groups, the Virginia Gentlemen, as they perform from 8:00-10:00 P.M. at Old Cabell Hall! Tickets are available at this link.


Drag Show

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Newcomb Hall Theater

Please join oSTEM in partnership with Godfrey's for our first ever Drag Show! Drag Your Parents: A Parents Weekend Drag Show is on Saturday, October 23rd from 8-9:30PM in Newcomb Theater. Doors open at 7PM. Tickets are $5 per person. All ages are welcome! All proceeds and tips will benefit Side by Side VA!