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Wahoo Welcome 2019 Schedule

Move-in days in August kick off the second part of your orientation experience! Beginning on the Friday of move-in weekend and continuing throughout the first weeks of classes, Wahoo Welcome provides opportunities to participate in academic and social activities that educate, inform, and officially welcome you into the UVA community.

Events for all students are listed by date below.

You can also download the Wahoo Welcome app guide to have schedule information right at your fingertips on your mobile device.
 

Events for All Students

Click the buttons at the bottom of the page to see the schedules of events specifically for incoming transfer students or by school.

Friday, August 23

Student IDs Prepared and Distributed
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     
Observatory Hill Dining Hall, First Floor
For students who did not receive an ID at Summer Orientation.
www.virginia.edu/idoffice/

Observatory Hill Dining Hall Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Move into Residence Halls
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Check with Resident Staff for information about mandatory meetings and welcome events.

Runk Dining Hall Open
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Information Technology Services Support
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Shannon House, First Floor (Room 107)

ISO Community BBQ for International Students
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Garden IX

Office of African American Affairs Family Fun Night
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
OAAA Deans and Peer Advisors invite incoming students and families to join us for a game night at 1515!
1515 University Avenue

Women's Soccer vs. UC Irvine
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Earn your first Sabre point for the year at the Women's Soccer Season Opener!
Klockner Stadium

Welcome Meeting with Resident Advisors
8:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Mandatory for all first-year students who move in on Friday

UPC Presents: CarniVILLE
9:00 p.m. - midnight
Student Activities Building (SAB)
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)
CarniVILLE Facebook event

Saturday, August 24

Student IDs Prepared and Distributed
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Observatory Hill Dining Hall, First Floor
For students who did not receive an ID at Summer Orientation.
www.virginia.edu/idoffice/

Move into Residence Halls
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Check with Resident Staff for information about mandatory meetings and welcome events.

Dining Halls Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Observatory Hill and Runk Dining Halls

Information Technology Services Support
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Shannon House, First Floor (Room 107)

President’s Address
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Old Cabell Hall

Volleyball Orange & Blue Scrimmage
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Memorial Gymnasium

Field Hockey vs. William & Mary
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
U-Hall Turf Field

Office of African-American Affairs Welcoming Reception
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Ern Commons

Fresh Food Company Open
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Meeting with Resident Advisors
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Mandatory for all first-year students who move in on Saturday

Men's Soccer vs. Drexel (Exhibition)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Klockner Stadium

UPC Presents: An Evening with A$AP Ferg
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Amphitheater
Doors at 8:00, show begins at 9:00
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)
A$AP Ferg Facebook event

Hoo's Home
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Aquatic & Fitness Center
Free food, fun, and games! There will be bears to build, terrariums, grocery bingo, casino games, a photo booth, DJ, and more!
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC), IM-Rec, UVA Dining, Housing & Residence Life, and others
Hoo's Home Facebook event

Sunday, August 25

Observatory Hill Dining Hall Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Runk Dining Hall Open
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fresh Food Company Open
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.   

Student IDs Prepared and Distributed
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Observatory Hill Dining Hall, First Floor
For students who did not receive an ID at Summer Orientation.
www.virginia.edu/idoffice/

GROUNDS FOR DISCUSSION
Old Cabell Auditorium

  • 11:00 a.m. Shannon, Gooch, Dunglison, Fitzhugh, Johnson
  • 12:30 p.m. Balz-Dobie, Watson-Webb, Woody/Cauthen, Lile-Maupin, Hereford first-years, Malone, Weedon
  • 2:00 p.m. Kent/Dabney, Page/Emmet, Kellogg, Tuttle-Dunnington, Gibbons
  • 3:30 p.m. Dillard, Bonnycastle, Echols/Humphreys, Brown first-years, IRC first-years

Mandatory for all first-year students

SECOND RESIDENCE HALL MEETINGS
Residence Halls

  • 12:30 p.m. Dillard, Bonnycastle, Kent/Dabney, Page/Emmet, Echols/Humphreys, Kellogg, Tuttle-Dunnington, Gibbons, Brown first-years, IRC first-years
  • 2:00 p.m. Balz-Dobie, Watson-Webb, Woody/Cauthen, Lile-Maupin, Hereford first-years, Malone, Weedon
  • 3:30 p.m. Shannon, Gooch, Dunglison, Fitzhugh, Johnson

Mandatory for all first-year students

Women's Soccer vs. Liberty
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Earn one Sabre point!
Klockner Stadium

Opening Convocation
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Lawn
Mandatory for all first-year and transfer students

New Student Ice Cream Social
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
South Lawn

UPC Presents: Shazam!
7:45 - 10:30 p.m.
Doors at 7:45, movie at 8:15-8:30 (depends on sunset)
Alderman Meadow (O-Hill Field)
Sponsored by Housing & Residence Life, Office for Sustainability, and the University Programs Council
Shazam! Facebook event

Monday, August 26

Free Group Exercise Classes
All day
Aquatic and Fitness Center, North Grounds Recreation Center
See recsports.virginia.edu/group-exercise for the current class schedule.

Student Activities Fair
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rain Date: August 31, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Lower Lawn/Amphitheater
Sponsored by Student Council
uvastudentcouncil.com/fall-activities-fair-registration

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Commerce-Related Student Organization Fair
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Robertson Hall, Blue Ridge Courtyard

Hoos Got Your Back
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
John Paul Jones Arena
As members of the UVA community, we all have a shared responsibility to promote a culture of sexual respect. One of the ways we can do this is by promoting the positive social norm of intervening when we notice a situation that feels concerning. At this session, you will hear from current UVA students about how they promote a culture of sexual respect by having each other’s backs.
Mandatory for all first-year students

RecFest
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Aquatic & Fitness Center
Come check out all IM-Rec has to offer, including free classes & activities (such as a knockout tournament, grocery bingo, kan jam, corn hole, spikeball, slackline, group exercise classes, climbing tower, and ninja warrior course). Registration discounts, demonstrations, and a job fair will be offered. A DJ will be on hand as you enjoy complimentary food, fun, and giveaways!
RecFest Facebook Event

Follow-Up Discussions
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Residence Halls
Mandatory for all first-year students

Tuesday, August 27

Free Group Exercise Classes
All day
Aquatic and Fitness Center, North Grounds Recreation Center
See recsports.virginia.edu/group-exercise for the current class schedule.

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours will begin in Clemons Library Lobby

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

First-Year Food Fest
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall

Multicultural Student Welcome & Community Receptions
Hosted by Multicultural Student Services
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Newcomb Ballroom (Level 3)
Following the opening remarks in the Newcomb Ballroom, specific cultural community receptions will be held at the following locations:

  • Asian/Asian Pacific American: Newcomb South Meeting Room (Level 3)
  • Hispanic/Latinx: Newcomb Ballroom (Level 2)
  • Middle Eastern/North African: Newcomb 389 (Level 3)
  • LGBTQ: Newcomb Multicultural Student Center/LGBTQ Center (Lower Level)
  • Native/Aboriginal: Newcomb Board Room (Room 376, Level 3)

Wednesday, August 28

Free Group Exercise Classes
All day
Aquatic and Fitness Center, North Grounds Recreation Center
See recsports.virginia.edu/group-exercise for the current class schedule.

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours willl begin in Clemons Library Lobby    

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN) Meet & Greet
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Newcomb Commonwealth Room (Level 3)

Rotunda Sing
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Rain Date: September 4
The Lawn
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)
Rotunda Sing Facebook event

Thursday, August 29

Free Group Exercise Classes
All day
Aquatic and Fitness Center, North Grounds Recreation Center
See recsports.virginia.edu/group-exercise for the current class schedule.

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program Welcome Dinner
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Newcomb South Meeting Room (Level 3)

UPC Presents: The Daily Show's Jaboukie Young-White
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Doors at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Old Cabell Hall
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)
Jaboukie Young-White Facebook event

Friday, August 30

Free Group Exercise Classes
All day
Aquatic and Fitness Center, North Grounds Recreation Center
See recsports.virginia.edu/group-exercise for the current class schedule.

Free Food Friday Kick Off and Open House
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Newcomb Multicultural Student Center (Lower Level)

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

It’s ServiceFEST!
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Newcomb Ballroom (Level 3)
Get information on service opportunities at UVA and in Charlottesville.
Sponsored by ODOS/Public Service

Project SERVE
2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Newcomb Ballroom (Level 3)
Come join other first-year and transfer students for an afternoon of community service!
Dinner will be provided at 5:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by ODOS/Public Service

Hypnotist Tom Deluca
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pre-show starts at 6:00 p.m., show at 7:00 p.m.
Amphitheater (Rain Location: Newcomb Ballroom)
Sponsored by University Programs Council (UPC)
Tom Deluca Facebook event

Saturday, August 31

Free Group Exercise Classes
All day
Aquatic and Fitness Center, North Grounds Recreation Center
See recsports.virginia.edu/group-exercise for the current class schedule.

Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN) Board Game Night
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Newcomb Multicultural Student Center (Lower Level)

Sunday, September 1

Free Group Exercise Classes
All day
Aquatic and Fitness Center, North Grounds Recreation Center
See recsports.virginia.edu/group-exercise for the current class schedule.

Harambee I
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ern Commons
Sponsored by the Office of African-American Affairs

Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program Trivia Night
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Newcomb Multicultural Student Center (Lower Level)

Monday, September 2

Queer Brunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
South Lawn
Rain Location: LGBTQ Center, Newcomb Hall Lower Level

Free food catered by Breadworks!

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall Ballroom (Level 3)
Lead within your residential community during your first year on Grounds! Find out more about RLE and fall elections at this info session. Also visit housing.virginia.edu/RLE.
RLE Information Session Facebook event

Tuesday, September 3

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours will begin in Clemons Library Lobby

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall
Lead within your residential community during your first year on Grounds! Find out more about RLE and fall elections at this info session. Also visit housing.virginia.edu/RLE.
RLE Information Session Facebook event

Wednesday, September 4

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours will begin in Clemons Library Lobby

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ern Commons
Lead within your residential community during your first year on Grounds! Find out more about RLE and fall elections at this info session. Also visit housing.virginia.edu/RLE.
RLE Information Session Facebook event

Thursday, September 5

ITS WiFi Clinics
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Clemons Library, Room 202

Residential Leadership Experience (RLE) Info Session
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Runk Green Room
Lead within your residential community during your first year on Grounds! Find out more about RLE and fall elections at this info session. Also visit housing.virginia.edu/RLE.
RLE Information Session Facebook event

Friday, September 6

Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program on the Lawn
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The Lawn
Join us for ice cream, fun, and games on the South Lawn.

Saturday, September 7

Immerse! New Student Retreat for Multicultural Students
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ern Commons
Sponsored by Multicultural Student Services

Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program PJs and Pancakes
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
O-Hill Forum

Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN) Scavenger Hunt
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Garden I
Meet in Garden I at 5:00 p.m. for further instructions!

Arts Grounds Festivities
Picnic, Performances, and Outdoor Screening of Black Panther

6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Picnic & music at 6:00 p.m.
Moonlight movie at 8:30 p.m.
Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds
UVA Arts invites the University community to the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds for a free picnic with information tables and food and drinks!! Come learn about curricular, extra-curricular, and volunteer opportunities from the Visual & Performing Arts and Architecture departments, programs, and community. See arts.virginia.edu/arts-grounds-day for more details.

Tuesday, September 10

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours will begin in Clemons Library Lobby

Wednesday, September 11

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours will begin in Clemons Library Lobby

Monday, September 16

Queer Brunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location TBD
Free food catered by Breadworks!

Tuesday, September 17

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours will begin in Clemons Library Lobby

Wednesday, September 18

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours will begin in Clemons Library Lobby

Tuesday, September 24

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours will begin in Clemons Library Lobby

Wednesday, September 25

Library Tours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours will begin in Clemons Library Lobby

 

 


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