Summer Orientation Schedules

Summer Orientation Schedules

UVA Summer Orientation

YOUR UVA JOURNEY BEGINS NOW


Summer Orientation offers an opportunity for students and their guests to visit Grounds and get acclimated to University life. Students and their guests will have the chance to experience the rich diversity of life on Grounds together, and guests can gain a better understanding of the resources available to their students at UVA as well as the University's academic life.

Check back for the most up-to-date schedule information as your scheduled Summer Orientation session approaches!

Session A, B, C, D, E, F, and G Student Schedule

DAY ONE 


 

CHECK-IN

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Culbreth Garage/Shuttle to Alderman Road Residence Halls

Park at the Culbreth Parking Garage, then shuttle to the Alderman Rd. Residence Halls. You will pick up your orientation materials, name tag, and UVA student ID when you arrive. Don’t forget to bring your overnight bag. You’ll be able to leave that in your room before heading to the next event! 

WELCOME ADDRESS

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 
Old Cabell Auditorium

Students and staff from across the University will welcome you to the University of Virginia. This session will set you up for all of the exciting events to come during your orientation session.  

MEET YOUR ORIENTATION LEADERS 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Lawn

Meet up with your Orientation Leaders on the Lawn and get to know members of your group. 

LUNCH

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Newcomb Dining Room  

STUDENT LIFE ROTATIONS

1:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Various Locations

Your orientation group will travel across Grounds to learn more about resources, people and places present at UVA that will help you pursue your personal path to success while in college!

Student Health and Wellness
University Career Center
Hoos Against Hazing

DINNER

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Newcomb Dining Room  

I AM UVA 

6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Old Cabell Auditorium

Now is your chance to develop your UVA story. Who are you now and who might you become during your time in college?

I AM UVA REFLECTIONS

6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Various Locations 

Your Orientation Leaders will share their unique experiences as members of the UVA community. 

HALL MEETING WITH ORIENTATION LEADERS

7:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Assigned Residence Hall

Come learn about expectations and community standards during your overnight stay on Grounds.

LATE NIGHT FUN WITH IM-REC SPORTS

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Aquatic & Fitness Center
Wrap up your night at the AFC and Slaughter Recreation Center with some fun activities.


DAY TWO 


 

BREAKFAST WITH YOUR ORIENTATION LEADER 

7:45 AM; 8:30 AM; 9:15 AM
Observatory Hill Dining Room

See Your Orientation Leader for your assigned breakfast time.

ACADEMIC COURSE ENROLLMENT

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Various Locations

Course enrollment appointments are assigned randomly by your school of enrollment. Your Orientation Leader will guide you through your enrollment process at your designated time. 

HOO WE ARE

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Newcomb Theater 

Learn about how these four pillars (your values, community care, accountability, and student self-governance) all interact in building the University community.  

HOO WE ARE REFLECTION & DEBRIEF

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
Various Locations

Your orientation group will get the opportunity to dream together and begin the discussion on what it's like to co-create a community together

RESOURCE FAIR

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Newcomb Ballroom

Come learn more about all of the resources, people, and places who will support you during your time at UVA! Over 35 offices from across Grounds are eager to meet you!  

LUNCH

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Newcomb Dining Room
  

STUDENT LIFE OPEN HOUSES

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Newcomb Hall

Engage with the different spaces in Newcomb Hall and the people/offices that are there. 

LGBTQ Center
Multicultural Student Center
Latinx Student Center
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Office of African-American Affairs in the Student Activities Center
Office of Student Engagement in the Programs and Councils Office

MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE INFORMATION SESSION

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Rouss Robertson Hall 120

At McIntire, we believe that learning about commerce starts with a solid liberal arts foundation. Our Bachelor's in Commerce is an integrated, highly applied two-year program that creates business leaders who go on to positively impact industry all over the world. Our dynamic community is home to diverse points of view, and provides you with a broad understanding of global business by developing skills applicable to any industry. Students and families who are interested in applying to McIntire should attend this session!

PRE-HEALTH INFORMATION SESSION

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Newcomb Hall Theater

Health Professions is the "umbrella term" that contains many healthcare careers and professional school options. Applying to a health professions school may seem daunting, but our Pre-Health Advisors are here to help you through the process. Students and guests are invited to this session to learn more about Pre-Health at UVA

BATTEN SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP & PUBLIC POLICY INFORMATION SESSION

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Garrett Hall

At the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest policy challenges. We know the complex issues of our time demand innovative, collaborative, cross-sector relationships within our walls and beyond. Our multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving and emphasis on ethics reinforce our focus on how leadership works, why context matters in decision-making and which actions lead to tangible results. Come hear more about our two-year Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership, Accelerated Master of Public Policy, and Minors in Public Policy & Leadership or Social Entrepreneurship!

RESIDENCE HALL OPEN DISPLAY ROOMS

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gooch 112 and Hancock 124 & 126

Display rooms will be open for students and their parents/guests to visit to get a feel of what the UVA residential experience can be. 

CHECK OUT & SEND-OFF PARTIES 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Assigned Residence Halls

Wrap up your orientation experience with your Orientation Leaders and get excited for Move-In and Wahoo Welcome!

 

If you are curious about the types of events and activities offered, you can browse the schedule by clicking on the Student Schedule button below.

Session A, B, C, D, E, F, and G Student Schedule

 

Session A, B, C, D, E, F, and G Parent/Guest Schedule

DAY ONE


CHECK-IN   

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Culbreth Garage/Shuttle to Alderman Road

Park at the Culbreth Parking Garage, then shuttle over with your student to the Alderman Rd. Residence Halls to help them get settled into their dorm room for the session.

PARENT/GUEST COFFEE BREAK   

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Newcomb Hall Pavilion XI

Parents are invited to join us for a cup of coffee (and tea), visit the UVA Bookstore, take a self-guided tour of the Rotunda or of Grounds lead by our Orientation Leaders.

WELCOME ADDRESS 

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Students and staff from across the University will welcome you to the University of Virginia. This session will set you up for all of the exciting events to come during your orientation session.    

LAUNCHING A RESILIENT COLLEGE STUDENT

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Old Cabell Auditorium

This session is designed to help you support your student’s discovery and development during this changing time.

THE RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE: LIVING ON GROUNDS AT UVA

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Old Cabell Auditorium

 

CANDID CONVERSATIONS  

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Old Cabell Auditorium

Hear it straight from UVA students! Orientation Leaders address common questions, challenges, and successes related to the first-year experience. A brief presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

LUNCH

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Newcomb Dining Room  

UNIVERSITY SERVICES PANEL: BOOKSTORE, DINING, CAVALIER COMPUTERS, AND MORE 

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Old Cabell Auditorium

Hear representatives from UVA Dine, University Bookstore, Cavalier Computers, Cavalier Advantage, and more speak about important services available to students and families.  

IDEAS WORTH SHARING (PICK ONE)

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Newcomb Hall

Student Thriving, Theater
How can your student flourish intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially in ways that optimally integrate their academic and residential experiences? Representatives of the Contemplative Sciences Center will introduce scientific and humanistic research on the nature of human flourishing in the context of undergraduate education.


The Emerging Adult Brain, Commonwealth Room
This talk explores the many remarkable changes unfolding in the emerging adult brain. Tips on how to let go while still staying connected to your young adult, as well as how to make sense of new (yet sometimes baffling) behaviors, will be provided. Participants will leave feeling better prepared to support students as they develop “adulting” skills and discover the worlds of meaningful work and intimate relationships.

Student Wellbeing & Health, South Meeting Room
This session will review the research behind wellbeing and University resources which support it, as well as provide information about the breadth of Student Health services.
 

FAMILY RECEPTION  

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
UVA Alumni Association

Mingle with other families and talk with Student Affairs representatives while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres. Co-sponsored by the UVA Alumni Association.


DAY TWO


 

WELCOME SESSION

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Old Cabell Auditorium

Kick-off your Day Two in Old Cabell Hall. 

HOO WE ARE

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Old Cabell Auditorium

Hear from one of our premier faculty/staff members speak about an area in which they are passionate about to get a glimpse of where your student's academic journey at the University might take them. 

SAFETY & SUPPORT PANEL

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

A panel of University representatives will discuss current initiatives designed to support your student and help keep them safe.  

MONEY MATTERS: STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES AT UVA

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Old Cabell Auditorium

Members of the Student Financial Services team will discuss how to best stay informed about tuition payment options and more. There will be an opportunity to ask specific questions regarding financing your student's education.  

UNIVERSITY RESOURCE FAIR

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Newcomb Ballroom  

Come learn more about all of the resources, people, and places who will support your student during their time at UVA! Over 35 offices from across Grounds are eager to meet you!  

LUNCH

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Newcomb Dining Room  

STUDENT LIFE OPEN HOUSES

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Newcomb Hall

Engage with the different spaces in Newcomb Hall and the people/offices that are there. 

LGBTQ Center
Multicultural Student Center
Latinx Student Center
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Office of African-American Affairs in the Student Activities Center
Office of Student Engagement in the Programs and Councils Office

ACADEMIC PARENT SESSION/TALKS

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Various Locations

(All Sessions) The College of Arts & Sciences Parent Session, Old Cabell Hall
(All Sessions) School of Engineering & Applied Science Parent Talk, Mechanical Engineering Building 205
(Session D Only) School of Education & Human Development Parent Session, Ridley Hall G008
(Session D Only) School of Nursing Parent Session, McLeod Hall
(Session E Only) School of Architecture Information Session, Minor Hall 125

MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE INFORMATION SESSION

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Rouss Robertson Hall 120

At McIntire, we believe that learning about commerce starts with a solid liberal arts foundation. Our Bachelor's in Commerce is an integrated, highly applied two-year program that creates business leaders who go on to positively impact industry all over the world. Our dynamic community is home to diverse points of view, and provides you with a broad understanding of global business by developing skills applicable to any industry. Students and families who are interested in applying to McIntire should attend this session!

PRE-HEALTH INFORMATION SESSION

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Newcomb Hall Theater

Health Professions is the "umbrella term" that contains many healthcare careers and professional school options. Applying to a health professions school may seem daunting, but our Pre-Health Advisors are here to help you through the process. Students and guests are invited to this session to learn more about Pre-Health at UVA

BATTEN SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP & PUBLIC POLICY INFORMATION SESSION

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Garrett Hall

At the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest policy challenges. We know the complex issues of our time demand innovative, collaborative, cross-sector relationships within our walls and beyond. Our multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving and emphasis on ethics reinforce our focus on how leadership works, why context matters in decision-making and which actions lead to tangible results. Come hear more about our two-year Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership, Accelerated Master of Public Policy, and Minors in Public Policy & Leadership or Social Entrepreneurship!

RESIDENCE HALL OPEN DISPLAY ROOMS

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gooch 112 and Hancock 124 & 126

Display rooms will be open for students and their parents/guests to visit to get a feel of what the UVA residential experience can be. 

CHECK OUT & SEND-OFF PARTY

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Assigned Residence Halls

Wrap up your orientation experience with your students and get excited for Move-In and Wahoo Welcome!

 

If you are curious about the types of events and activities offered, you can browse the schedule by clicking on the Parent/Guest Schedule button below.

Session A, B, C, D, E, F, and G Parent/Guest Schedule

 

Session H and J Student Schedule

CHECK IN

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Culbreth Garage/Shuttle to Minor Hall 125 & Lobby

Park at the Culbreth Parking Garage, then shuttle to Minor Hall. You will pick up your orientation materials, name tag, and UVA student ID when you arrive.

WELCOME ADDRESS

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM 
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Students and staff from across the University will welcome you to the University of Virginia. This session will set you up for all of the exciting events to come during your orientation session.   

MEET YOUR ORIENTATION LEADERS

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
The Lawn

Meet up with your Orientation Leaders on the Lawn and get to know members of your group. 

ACADEMIC COURSE ENROLLMENT (Group 1)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clemons Library

See Your Orientation Leader for your assigned Group

STUDENT LIFE ROTATIONS (Group 2)

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Various Locations

Your orientation group will travel across Grounds to learn more about resources, people and places present at UVA that will help you pursue your personal path to success while in college!

Hoos Against Hazing (Wilson 402)

I am UVA (Newcomb Hall Theater)

LUNCH

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Newcomb Dining Room

ACADEMIC COURSE ENROLLMENT (Group 2)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clemons Library

See Your Orientation Leader for your assigned Group

STUDENT LIFE ROTATIONS (Group 1)

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Newcomb Hall Theater

Your orientation group will travel across Grounds to learn more about resources, people and places present at UVA that will help you pursue your personal path to success while in college!

Hoos Against Hazing (Wilson 402)

I am UVA (Newcomb Hall Theater)

UNIVERSITY RESOURCE FAIR

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Newcomb Ballroom  

Come learn more about all of the resources, people, and places who will support your student during their time at UVA! Over 35 offices from across Grounds are eager to meet you!  

STUDENT LIFE OPEN HOUSES

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Newcomb Hall

LGBTQ Center
Multicultural Student Center
Latinx Student Center
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Office of African-American Affairs in the Student Activities Center
Office of Student Engagement in the Programs and Councils Office

TOUR OF GROUNDS

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Newcomb Hall Pavilion XI

(Session J Only) MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE INFORMATION SESSION

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Newcomb Theater

At McIntire, we believe that learning about commerce starts with a solid liberal arts foundation. Our Bachelor's in Commerce is an integrated, highly applied two-year program that creates business leaders who go on to positively impact industry all over the world. Our dynamic community is home to diverse points of view, and provides you with a broad understanding of global business by developing skills applicable to any industry. Students and families who are interested in applying to McIntire should attend this session!

(Session J Only) BATTEN SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP & PUBLIC POLICY INFORMATION SESSION

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Newcomb Commonwealth Room

At the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest policy challenges. We know the complex issues of our time demand innovative, collaborative, cross-sector relationships within our walls and beyond. Our multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving and emphasis on ethics reinforce our focus on how leadership works, why context matters in decision-making and which actions lead to tangible results. Come hear more about our two-year Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership, Accelerated Master of Public Policy, and Minors in Public Policy & Leadership or Social Entrepreneurship!

(Optional) Dinner

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Newcomb Dining Room  

If you are curious about the types of events and activities offered, you can browse the schedule by clicking on the Student Schedule button below.

Session H & J Student Schedule

 

Session H and J Parent/Guest Schedule

CHECK IN

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Culbreth Garage/Shuttle to Minor Hall 125 & Lobby

Park at the Culbreth Parking Garage, then shuttle to Minor Hall. You will pick up your orientation materials, name tag, and UVA student ID when you arrive.

WELCOME ADDRESS

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM 
Old Cabell Auditorium

Students and staff from across the University will welcome you to the University of Virginia. This session will set you up for all of the exciting events to come during your orientation session.   

LAUNCHING A RESILIENT COLLEGE STUDENT

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Old Cabell Auditorium

This session is designed to help you support your student’s discovery and development during this changing time.

SAFETY & SUPPORT AT UVA

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Old Cabell Auditorium
A panel of University representatives will discuss current initiatives designed to support your student and help keep them safe.

THE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Old Cabell Auditorium
Learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences' curricula and how students use the liberal arts degree.

MONEY MATTERS: STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES AT UVA

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Old Cabell Auditorium

Members of the Student Financial Services team will discuss how to best stay informed about tuition payment options and more. There will be an opportunity to ask specific questions regarding financing your student's education.  

LUNCH

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Newcomb Dining Room

UNIVERSITY SERVICES PANEL: BOOKSTORE, CAVALIER COMPUTERS, AND MORE 

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Old Cabell Auditorium 

Hear representatives from UVA Dine, University Bookstore, Cavalier Computers, Cavalier Advantage, and more speak about important services available to students and families.

STUDENT LIFE OPEN HOUSES

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Newcomb Hall

LGBTQ Center
Multicultural Student Center
Latinx Student Center
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Office of African-American Affairs in the Student Activities Center
Office of Student Engagement in the Programs and Councils Office

UNIVERSITY RESOURCE FAIR

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Newcomb Ballroom  

Come learn more about all of the resources, people, and places who will support your student during their time at UVA! Over 35 offices from across Grounds are eager to meet you! 

(Session J Only) MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE INFORMATION SESSION

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Newcomb Theater

At McIntire, we believe that learning about commerce starts with a solid liberal arts foundation. Our Bachelor's in Commerce is an integrated, highly applied two-year program that creates business leaders who go on to positively impact industry all over the world. Our dynamic community is home to diverse points of view, and provides you with a broad understanding of global business by developing skills applicable to any industry. Students and families who are interested in applying to McIntire should attend this session!

(Session J Only) BATTEN SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP & PUBLIC POLICY INFORMATION SESSION

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Newcomb Commonwealth Room

At the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest policy challenges. We know the complex issues of our time demand innovative, collaborative, cross-sector relationships within our walls and beyond. Our multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving and emphasis on ethics reinforce our focus on how leadership works, why context matters in decision-making and which actions lead to tangible results. Come hear more about our two-year Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership, Accelerated Master of Public Policy, and Minors in Public Policy & Leadership or Social Entrepreneurship!

TOUR OF GROUNDS

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Newcomb Hall Pavilion XI

(Optional) Dinner

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Newcomb Dining Room  

If you are curious about the types of events and activities offered, you can browse the schedule by clicking on the Parent/Guest Schedule button below.

Session H & J Parent/Guest Schedule

 

Session K Student Schedule

AUGUST 16TH


ID PICK UP & MOVE-IN

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ern Commons and Your Residence Hall
Students who are living on Grounds will pick up their student ID cards at Ern Commons and have the remainder of the day to get settled in their residence hall for the semester. 

AUGUST 17TH


CHECK-IN AND BREAKFAST

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Newcomb Dining Hall & Newcomb Hall Ballroom
Grab breakfast at Newcomb Dining Hall and then make your way upstairs to check in! At check-in, you will pick up your orientation materials and name tag.

WELCOME ADDRESS

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Students and staff from across the University will welcome you to the University of Virginia. This session will set you up for all of the exciting events to come during your orientation session.  

 

MEET YOUR ORIENTATION LEADERS 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
The Lawn
Meet up with your Orientation Leaders on the Lawn and get to know members of your group. 

LUNCH

11:45 AM - 1 PM
Newcomb Dining Room  

*MANDATORY* HOOS AGAINST HAZING

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

"Hoos Against Hazing" is an interactive session that helps new students learn how to identify hazing, learn the four "PUBS" signs of an alcohol overdose, and know how to step up as an active bystander.  We'll use a fun, interactive platform to share your opinions (anonymously!) and have time for discussion.  

I AM UVA 

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Your Orientation Leaders will share their unique experiences as members of the UVA community. Then, it is your chance to develop your UVA story. Who are you now and who might you become during your time in college?

SCHEDULE REVIEW SESSIONS WITH ORIENTATION LEADERS

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
TBD
Looking for some input on your class schedule before classes begin? Orientation leaders will be available to chat about courses during this time if you are looking for advice.

DINNER

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Newcomb Dining Room  

AUGUST 18TH


BREAKFAST  

8:00AM- 9:00 AM 
Observatory Hill Dining Room 

Grab some breakfast before you start your day! 

STUDENT LIFE PANEL 

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM 
Newcomb Hall Theater 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT STUDENT/FAMILY SESSION

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Ridley Hall 302

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE ACADEMIC ADVISING 

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM 
Mechanical Engineering 205

MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE INFORMATION SESSION 

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
Rouss Robertson Hall 120 

At McIntire, we believe that learning about commerce starts with a solid liberal arts foundation. Our Bachelor's in Commerce is an integrated, highly applied two-year program that creates business leaders who go on to positively impact industry all over the world. Our dynamic community is home to diverse points of view and provides you with a broad understanding of global business by developing skills applicable to any industry. Students and families who are interested in applying to McIntire should attend this session! 

BATTEN SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP & PUBLIC POLICY INFORMATION SESSION 

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
Monroe Hall 130

At the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest policy challenges. We know the complex issues of our time demand innovative, collaborative, cross-sector relationships within our walls and beyond. Our multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving and emphasis on ethics reinforce our focus on how leadership works, why context matters in decision-making, and which actions lead to tangible results. Come hear more about our two-year Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership, Accelerated Master of Public Policy, and Minors in Public Policy & Leadership or Social Entrepreneurship! 

RESOURCE FAIR 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Newcomb South Meeting Room & Commonwealth Room 

Come learn more about the resources, people, and places that will support you during your time at UVA! Over 35 offices from across Grounds are eager to meet you!    

ACADEMIC SUPPORT PANEL 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Newcomb Theater

Come ask questions and learn about how to approach academic success as an international student from 4 international Global Greeters! The Global Greeters will share their experiences about their time at UVA and how they tackle their academic success. 

LUNCH 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Newcomb Dining Room   

TOUR OF GROUNDS 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
Peabody Lawn 

NEIGHBORHOOD PARTIES 

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Alderman Road Quad, O’Hill Field, Gooch-Dillard
 
Students! Come meet your new neighbors and classmates, grab a cool treat. Music, games, and more in each neighborhood! 

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
Newcomb Theater  

Learn more about health insurance for international students.  

*MANDATORY* MEETING FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
Clark Hall 108  

 

Session K Parent/Guest Schedule

AUGUST 16TH


ID PICK UP & MOVE-IN

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ern Commons and Your Student's Residence Hall

Students who are living on Grounds will pick up their student ID cards at Ern Commons and have the remainder of the day to get settled in their residence hall for the semester. 

AUGUST 17TH


CHECK-IN AND BREAKFAST

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Newcomb Dining Hall & Newcomb Hall Ballroom
Grab breakfast at Newcomb Dining Hall and then make your way upstairs to check in!
At check-in, you will pick up your orientation materials and name tag.

WELCOME ADDRESS

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Students and staff from across the University will welcome you to the University of Virginia. This session will set you up for all of the exciting events to come during your orientation session.  

ORIENTATION LEADER PANEL FOR PARENTS/GUESTS 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM  
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium 

Hear it straight from UVA students! Orientation Leaders address common questions, challenges, and successes related to the first-year experience. A brief presentation will be followed by a Q&A. 

RESILIENT COLLEGE STUDENT 

11:45 AM-12:30 PM 
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
 
This session is designed to help you support your student’s discovery and development during this changing time. 

LUNCH 

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM 
Newcomb Dining Room  

SAFETY AND SUPPORT PANEL  

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM 
Newcomb Hall Theater 

A panel of University representatives will discuss current initiatives designed to support your student and help keep them safe.   

MONEY MATTERS 

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM 
Newcomb Hall Theater   

Members of the Student Financial Services team will discuss how to best stay informed about tuition payment options and more.     

IDEAS WORTH SHARING (PICK ONE)  

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM 
Various Locations  

Student Thriving, Newcomb Theater 
How can your student flourish intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially in ways that optimally integrate their academic and residential experiences? Representatives of the Contemplative Sciences Center will introduce scientific and humanistic research on the nature of human flourishing in the context of undergraduate education. 
 
The Emerging Adult Brain, Newcomb Commonwealth Room 
This talk explores the many remarkable changes unfolding in the emerging adult brain. Tips on how to let go while still staying connected to your young adult, as well as how to make sense of new (yet sometimes baffling) behaviors, will be provided. Participants will leave feeling better prepared to support students as they develop “adulting” skills and discover the worlds of meaningful work and intimate relationships. 
 
Student Wellbeing & Health, Newcomb South Meeting Room 
This session will review the research behind well-being and University resources that support it, as well as provide information about the breadth of services provided by Student Health.    

DINNER  

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
Newcomb Dining Room

AUGUST 18TH


BREAKFAST  

8:00AM- 9:00 AM 
Observatory Hill Dining Room 

Grab some breakfast before you start your day! 

ACADEMIC PARENT/GUEST TALKS

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Various Locations

The College of Arts & Sciences Parent Session, Clark Hall 108
School of Engineering & Applied Science Parent Talk, Mechanical Engineering Building 205
School of Education & Human Development Student/Family Session, Ridley Hall 302

MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE INFORMATION SESSION 

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
Rouss Robertson Hall 120 

At McIntire, we believe that learning about commerce starts with a solid liberal arts foundation. Our Bachelor's in Commerce is an integrated, highly applied two-year program that creates business leaders who go on to positively impact industry all over the world. Our dynamic community is home to diverse points of view and provides you with a broad understanding of global business by developing skills applicable to any industry. Students and families who are interested in applying to McIntire should attend this session! 

BATTEN SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP & PUBLIC POLICY INFORMATION SESSION 

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
Monroe Hall 130

At the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, we are committed to solving the world’s toughest policy challenges. We know the complex issues of our time demand innovative, collaborative, cross-sector relationships within our walls and beyond. Our multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving and emphasis on ethics reinforce our focus on how leadership works, why context matters in decision-making, and which actions lead to tangible results. Come hear more about our two-year Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership, Accelerated Master of Public Policy, and Minors in Public Policy & Leadership or Social Entrepreneurship! 

RESOURCE FAIR 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Newcomb South Meeting Room & Commonwealth Room 

Come learn more about the resources, people, and places that will support you during your time at UVA! Over 35 offices from across Grounds are eager to meet you!    

INTERNATIONAL PARENT/GUEST Q&A 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Clark Hall 108
 
This is an opportunity for our international parents and guests to have their questions answered by staff from UVA’s International Studies Office.    

LUNCH 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Newcomb Dining Room   

TOUR OF GROUNDS 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
Peabody Lawn 

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
Newcomb Theater  

Learn more about health insurance for international students.