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Saturday, October 27, 2018

2018 Schedule

Please see below for confirmed 2018 Family Weekend events. Check back for the most up-to-date schedule as Family Weekend approaches!

Saturday Schedule

Family Weekend Run with President Ryan

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Madison Hall
President Ryan is moving his usual Tuesday morning run to the Saturday morning of Family Weekend so that interested UVA parents can come along! Run starts at 8:00 a.m. at Madison Hall. All are welcome, especially parents!
Family Weekend Run Facebook event


Football Weekends at Alumni Hall

9:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Alumni Hall
It’s time to tailgate, and all fans are welcome! Join us at Alumni Hall for Charlottesville’s biggest tailgate party! The tailgate begins 3 hours prior to kickoff, and closes 30 minutes before the start of the game so fans can make it to Scott Stadium on time! More information at the Football Weekends at Alumni Hall page.


School of Nursing: Recognition Ceremony & Brunch

9:30–10:30 a.m. (Ceremony), 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Brunch)
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium (Ceremony), McLeod Hall Patio (Bunch)
Join the Nursing School for events recognizing outstanding Nursing students.


Upperclass Apartments Open Houses

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
We're opening our doors to let you see on-Grounds upperclass apartment options during Family Weekend! Join us for open houses at:

  • Bice House 602
  • Copeley Apartments 834-5A
  • Faulkner Apartments, Mitchell 10B
  • Lambeth Field Apartments, 461 2-A1


First-Year Council Football Tailgate

10:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Observatory Hill Meadow
Students and families are invited to join the First-Year Council for the Family Weekend First-Year Tailgate before UVA football takes on North Carolina on Saturday afternoon! Families eat for free, and UVA students can use meal swipes! Come out to the O-Hill Meadow (rain site: Observatory Hill Dining Hall) starting at 10:00 a.m. to enjoy food, spend time with family and friends, and have fun!


Brody Jewish Center Tailgate

10:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
401 Alderman Road (parking lot of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church)
Join the Brody Jewish Center, Hillel at UVA for a tailgate to celebrate UVA's impending and certain victory over the UNC. Stop by and grab food and drinks, help cheer on the Hoos football team, and schmooze with other Jewish students and their families.


    Family Weekend Faculty Lecture: Why Putin Did Not Try to Help Get Trump Elected

    10:00–11:00 a.m.
    Newcomb South Meeting Room
    Professor Allen Lynch, Politics professor

    Professor Allen Lynch, Politics professor and Russia and Putin scholar, will give the talk "Why Putin Did Not Try to Help Get Trump Elected.” Afterwards, join Professor Lynch and the College Association Deans for a reception next door in the Commonwealth Room.


    University Guide Historical Tours

    10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
    The Rotunda
    Meet inside of The Rotunda for a historical tour of some of UVA's greatest landmarks, led by the University Guide Service!


    The Fralin Museum of Art Exhibits:Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, Highlights from the Collection of Heywood and Cynthia Fralin, and Unexpected O’Keefe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings

    10:00–5:00 p.m.
    The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
    Thomas H. Bayly Building, 155 Rugby Road
    Visit the University's art museum, The Fralin Museum of Art, to enjoy special exhibitions and items from the museum's permanent collection. Visit the Fralin's website at



    10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
    Rain Site: Newcomb Ballroom
    Culturefest features a variety of cultural performances, interactive tables, and international cuisine, an exciting celebration of multiculturalism at UVA completely produced and presented by UVA students. Free lunch provided.


    College of Arts & Sciences: Reception with Association Deans

    11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Newcomb Commonwealth Room
    Please join us for pastries and coffee and get to know your Association Dean!  Every College student has an Association Dean—a great source of academic advice and support for your entire four years at UVA.


    Education Abroad Information Sessions

    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
    Hotel A
    Explore the possibilities your student has for education abroad! Take advantage of the opportunity to meet study abroad advisors and to hear from education abroad returnees about their experiences. Presentations on education abroad and family's role in the process will last 30 minutes and start at 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Advisors and education abroad returnees will also be on hand to speak with families and answer questions between sessions. Refreshments will be served. Please visit for further information about Education Abroad at UVA.


    Second-Year Parents' Brunch

    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
    Garden V
    Join the second-year class on Family Weekend for donuts, bagels, and coffee in one of UVA’s historic gardens. 


    Hereford Residential College Open House

    11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    Hereford Residential College
    We're opening our doors to let you see on-Grounds housing options during Family Weekend! Join the residents of Hereford Residential College us for this open house to learn more.


    UVA Engineering: Maximizing the UVA Experience & Designing Your Career

    11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Newcomb Theater
    Dean Brandt-Pearce invites you to learn about the myriad of opportunities and resources available in the of School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS).


    UVA Football vs. North Carolina

    12:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Scott Stadium
    Cheer on the Wahoos at a Family Weekend football game! See our Family Weekend Football Tickets page for ticket information.


    School of Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony

    1:00–2:00 p.m.
    McLeod Hall Auditorium
    UVA's chapter of the international nursing honor society will be inducting new student and alumnae members.


    Student Docent Tours

    1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
    The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
    Thomas H. Bayly Building, 155 Rugby Road
    Visit The Fralin Museum of Art and take a look at our special exhibitions with the help of the Museum's marvelous student docents.


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

    1:00–5:00 p.m.
    Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, First Floor
    This exhibit offers highlights of the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection, the most comprehensive collection of letters, documents, and early printings of the Declaration of Independence. Information about the exhibit is available online.


    Flowerdew Hundred: Unearthing Virginia's History

    1:00–5:00 p.m.
    Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, Entry Level
    Featuring archaeological artifacts from the University of Virginia's Flowerdew Hundred Collection, this exhibit presents material evidence of Virginia's early inhabitants: Native American stone tools and pottery shards; arms and armor used to defend the new colony; refined, imported wares from Europe; and American-made goods, including items manufactured by African Americans. The materials from UVA's Special Collections also on display—images from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century maps and books—illustrate the importance of the historical record in the study of material culture.


    Notes on the State of Virginia: Place-Based Assemblages by Artist Suzanne Stryk

    1:00–5:00 p.m.
    Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, First Floor

    UVA Health System: 200 Years of Learning, Research, & Care

    1:00–5:00 p.m.
    Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, First Floor


    The Whethermen

    3:30–4:30 p.m.
    Old Cabell Hall
    The Whethermen are UVA's oldest performing improv comedy group! They perform theatrical games for the audience in which everything is made up right on the spot! Their high-energy shows are hugely popular among UVA students. For more information, visit


    Dome Room Dinner

    6:30–8:00 p.m.
    The Rotunda Dome Room
    Consider entering the lottery for our annual Dome Room Dinner! One of Family Weekend's most popular events, the dinner allows families to dine together in the University's original library, while listening to a lecture. See our Dome Room Dinners page for more information.



    7:30-10:00 p.m.
    Newcomb Theater
    University Programs Council will screen the movie Halloweentown at 8:00. Sweet Haus Cupcakes and hot chocolate will be served, starting at 7:30!


    The Virginia Gentlemen's Family Weekend Concert

    8:00–10:00 p.m.
    Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
    The annual Family Weekend Concert in Old Cabell Hall is back for 2018! Bring parents, friends, and good spirits for a night of good music and great fun. Tickets are $10 and available through the UVA Arts Box Office (434.924.3376 or Please visit for more details.


    Office of African-American Affairs Parent/Student Social

    8:00–11:00 p.m.
    Newcomb Ballroom
    The Office of African-American Affairs Parent Advisory Association presents its Annual Parents Weekend social event. This year, it will be ‘Family Game Time!' Bring your favorite deck of cards and board games, and mingle with parents and students. Think you’ve got game? Bring it to Newcomb Hall!