Parents & Guests

Parents & Guests

Do my parents/guests have to come with me to Summer Orientation?

We not only welcome students to register parents/guests for orientation, we strongly encourage it. The vast majority of students who attend Summer Orientation bring at least one guest. At orientation, parents and guests participate in a parallel program that provides them with opportunities to ask questions about University resources (Student Financial Services, Student Life, etc.). Due to space constraints, students may register two guests at maximum. Programming is targeted for parents/guardians, and we are unable to provide daycare services for younger siblings.

Do parents/guests have to pay to attend Summer Orientation?

Yes. The guest fee covers program materials, parking, transportation, meals, and an evening reception. Note that guests attending orientation are not considered registered until the registration fee has been received by Orientation & New Student Programs. Payment may be made by  credit card, and all guests must be registered by June 1.

Siblings over the age of 13 must be registered as a guest, and the guest fee above must be paid for their attendance. Siblings under the age of 13 are welcome to attend the session; however, please take into account the extent of the day and the patience of the child when determining if they will attend.

Can I add or change a guest after I have already registered for Summer Orientation?

Guests may be added, changed, or modified at any time prior to June 1. Log in to the New Student Portal and modify your guest. Enter the new guest information and the desired payment option.

Can I cancel a guest registration for Summer Orientation?

To cancel a guest registration, please email Orientation & New Student Programs at orientation@virginia.edu. Guest cancellations received fewer than five (5) business days prior to arrival date are not eligible for a refund.

Where will my guests stay during Summer Orientation?

Parents and guests are responsible for their own overnight accommodations. Some area hotels offer discounts and/or hold rooms for orientation.

What meals are included for my guests during Summer Orientation?

First-Year Sessions: Guests receive lunch and an evening reception on day one, and lunch on day two.

Transfer Sessions: Guests are provided with continental breakfast, lunch, and an optional dinner.

Session K:  Students are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner on both days of the session (August 17/18). Guests are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner on August 17, and breakfast and lunch on August 18.

How can I acquire a wheelchair for my Summer Orientation session?

UVA is not able to provide you with a wheelchair. Please contact the following companies for information on wheelchair rentals:

ABC Health Care
450 Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901
434.326.0900

All Blessings Flow
2335 Seminole Lane, Suites 1000-3000 Charlottesville, VA 22901
434.422.8888

Roberts Home Medical, Inc.
4257 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901
434.973.7847