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Sunday, November 5, 2017

2017 Schedule

Please see below for confirmed 2017 Family Weekend events. Check back for the most up-to-date schedule as Family Weekend approaches!


Sunday Schedule

The History of Women at UVA Tour

10:30 a.m.
The Rotunda
Rosie the Riveter galvanized World War II-era American women to join the war effort with her famous "We Can Do It!" This tour explores how the women of UVA "did it," breaking down barriers to Mr. Jefferson's University. It chronicles their lives as faculty wives and slaves, the years of academic exclusion all the way until they opened the doors to the last state school in the country to co-educate. This tour will start inside the Rotunda. Sponsored by the University Guide Service.


Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Induction Ceremony

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Families of students who have been offered membership in this society recognizing first-year academic achievement are welcome to attend the induction ceremony and reception that follows. Please contact Juliana McCormick at for additional details.


Edgar Allan Poe Open House

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Poe's Room, #13 West Range
Visit the Range room of one of America's most celebrated literary figures. This open house will be hosted by members of the Raven Society, UVA's oldest and most prestigious honor society.


The History of African-Americans at UVA Tour

11:30 a.m.
The Rotunda
This tour explores the history of African-Americans from their roles as slaves and builders, the years of segregation and integration and their role today as scholars and leaders within the University community. This tour will start inside the Rotunda. Sponsored by the University Guide Service.


The Fralin Museum of Art Exhibits:Dealer's Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945-1966, and Selections from the Permanent Collection

12:00–5:00 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. Dealer's Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945–1966 is the first exhibition that examines the critical role Kootz (1898–1982) played in establishing modern American art as an international force. Visit the Fralin's website at


National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Ceremony

1:00–2:30 p.m.
Ern Commons
Families and guests of first- and second-year students who have been nominated for induction to NSCS are welcome to attend this event. There will be a short reception following the ceremony, including food and beverages.


UVA Chamber Music Series: Adam Carter, cello with Jeremy Thompson, piano

3:30–5:30 p.m.
Old Cabell Hall
Currently the principal cellist of the Charlottesville Symphony, Adam Carter maintains an active career as a recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher. His recent engagements include recitals and chamber music performances at UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, the University of Virginia, Randolph College, Bridgewater College and Hampden-Sydney College. Tickets are $15. To purchase and for more information. please visit the UVA Arts Box Office online.