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Events for Parents and Family

Events to Attend with Your Student

We're thrilled to welcome you and your student to the University of Virginia! While you will want to focus on settling your student into their new home, there are Wahoo Welcome events and receptions you may like to attend as well. Please see below for times and locations.

Several retail dining locations will be open on both Friday and Saturday for your convenience if you would like to eat on Grounds. On move-in weekend, as well as throughout the year, parents may eat free in dining rooms when accompanied by a student who is signed up for a meal plan. For a list of open locations and hours, see the UVA Dining website.

Hydration stations offering free bottled water also will be available in the first-year areas on Friday and Saturday.


Friday, August 23

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.

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

School of Nursing Welcoming Reception
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Claude Moore Nursing Education Lobby

Office of African American Affairs Family Fun Night
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
1515 University Avenue


Saturday, August 24

Move into Residence Halls
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

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

College of Arts & Sciences Welcome Address for Parents and Students
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

School of Architecture Welcome Address to Students and Parents by Dean Ila Berman
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Campbell 158 and East Gallery

Reception for School of Architecture Parents with Dean Berman, Faculty, and Alumni
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Campbell 158 and East Gallery

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.