Wahoo Welcome Schedules

Wahoo Welcome Schedules

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We are excited for you to join us for Wahoo Welcome, which serves as the gateway to getting you connected and off to a great start during your first six weeks at the University of Virginia!

Below, you will find a detailed schedule containing important information about events occurring on Grounds. Check back for the most up-to-date schedule as Wahoo Welcome approaches! 

Thursday, August 18

DINING HALL HOURS

Please visit UVA Dining's "Locations & Menus" page to find each dining hall's hours of operation. 

COMMERCE CONNECTIONS TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION

8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Rouss & Robertson Halls

Mandatory for all McIntire School of Commerce transfer students.

MOVE INTO RESIDENCE HALLS

9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Check-in with Resident Staff for information about mandatory meetings and welcome events.   

NEIGHBORHOOD PARTIES

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Observatory Hill Field, McCormick Quad, Gooch-Dillard 

Students! Come meet your new neighbors and classmates, grab a cool treat. Music, games, and more in each neighborhood!  

MANDATORY MEETING FOR UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Clark 108

The International Studies Office will be holding an international student orientation that is mandatory for new undergraduates to attend to learn about any immigration/visa requirements while in the United States. This session will be conducted by an ISSP advisor.

GLOBAL GREETERS SHOPPING TRIP 

4:00 PM-5:30 PM 
Meet at Central Grounds Parking Garage Bus Stop 

Need dorm essentials from Barracks Shopping Center? Need help figuring out bus routes? Global Greeters are here to help international students learn about shopping near Grounds. See more events on the Global Greeters website.

PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS FOR FAMILIES & STUDENTS

4:00 PM-5:00 PM 
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Join President Ryan and other University administrators as they welcome you to Grounds and share more about what to look forward to this fall. If you are unable to attend in person, join virtually via livestream.

GLOBAL GREETERS DINING HALL DINNER

6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Newcomb Dining Room 

WELCOME MEETING WITH RESIDENT ADVISORS

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Mandatory for all first-year students who moved in on Thursday.

LATE NIGHT CLIMB WITH IM-REC SPORTS

9:00 PM-12:00 AM
Slaughter Recreation Center 

NEWCOMB HALL CRAWL

8:00 PM-1:00 AM
Newcomb Hall

Newcomb Hall is the hub for all student activities. There will be arts and crafts, from succulents to friendship bracelets, and late-night snacks, finishing with late-night trivia with prizes. Come by the first floor of Newcomb Hall to check out the various student engagement offices!

Friday, August 19

DINING HALL HOURS

Please visit UVA Dining's "Locations & Menus" page to find each dining hall's hours of operation. 

COMMERCE CONNECTIONS TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION

8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Rouss & Robertson Hall

Mandatory for all McIntire School of Commerce transfer students.

MOVE INTO RESIDENCE HALLS

9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Check-in with Resident Staff for information about mandatory meetings and welcome events.   

GROUNDS FOR DISCUSSION AND RA DEBRIEFS

10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Grounds for Discussion, a student-directed and student-performed theatrical production, is required viewing for all first year students. The eight member cast performs skits focused on issues such as roommate disagreements, alcohol, upholding the honor code, and sexual assault. Grounds for Discussion sessions will take place in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium from 10:30 AM-11:45 AM, with a RA Debrief Hall Meeting in dorm lounges from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM. 

Students living in the following residence halls should attend at this time:
Courtenay
Dabney
Dillard - suites 131, 249, 331-356
Echols
Fitzhugh
Shannon
Watson-Webb

Mandatory for all first-year students who moved in on Thursday.

GROUNDS FOR DISCUSSION AND RA DEBRIEFS

12:00 PM-2:30 PM
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Grounds for Discussion, a student-directed and student-performed theatrical production, is required viewing for all first year students. The eight member cast performs skits focused on issues such as roommate disagreements, alcohol, upholding the honor code, and sexual assault. Grounds for Discussion sessions will take place in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium from 12:00 PM–1:15 PM, with a RA Debrief Hall Meeting in dorm lounges from 1:30 PM–2:30 PM. 

Students living in the following residence halls should attend at this time:
Gooch - suites 103-113, 122-130, 201, 301-309
Hancock
Humphreys
Kellogg
Kent
Tuttle-Dunnington
Woody

Mandatory for all first-year students who moved in on Thursday.

VIRTUAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT FAIR

12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Virtual
Need a job on grounds? Come to the Student Employment Fair and meet with recruiters from across the University looking to hire you!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SOCIAL BBQ

1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Special Collections Library, Harrison Auditorium

Come grab some food and meet the Global Greeters and other fellow international students at our social!

GLOBAL GREETERS INSIDER'S TOUR

2:30 PM-3:30 PM 
Outside of Newcomb Hall 

Curious about where the yummiest place to grab a meal between classes is? Want to know where you can find free printing? Global Greeters have the inside scoop for international students. See more events on the Global Greeters website.

OFFICE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS FAMILY FUN NIGHT

3:30 PM
1515 University Avenue

WELCOME MEETING WITH RESIDENT ADVISORS

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Mandatory for all first-year students who moved in on Friday.

RECFEST SPONSORED BY IM-REC SPORTS

6:00 PM-8:00 PM 
The Aquatic & Fitness Center (Front Parking Lot)

Learn about all things IM-Rec, enjoy free food, games, activities, music, giveaways and grab a free t-shirt! Staff will be present to answer all your questions, help you register for programs, and help you get connected. There will also be a club sport meet and greet.

WELCOME TO THE 4TH SIDE

8:30 PM-9:30 PM (Gates open at 7:30 PM)
Scott Stadium

Come be a part of the 4th Side! UVA fans everywhere are an extension of the sidelines, a part of the "4th Side". Meet Coach Elliott and UVA football players at Scott Stadium for a good old fashion pep rally to kick-off the UVA Football season. Get your free, exclusive Class of 2026 football T-shirt and learn the "The Good Old Song" from the Cavalier Marching Band. Be sure to bring your student ID.

Mandatory for all first-year students.

Saturday, August 20

DINING HALL HOURS

Please visit UVA Dining's "Locations & Menus" page to find each dining hall's hours of operation. 

GROUNDS FOR DISCUSSION AND RA DEBRIEFS

10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Grounds for Discussion, a student-directed and student-performed theatrical production, is required viewing for all first year students. The eight member cast performs skits focused on issues such as roommate disagreements, alcohol, upholding the honor code, and sexual assault. Grounds for Discussion sessions will take place in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium from 10:30 AM–11:45 AM, with a RA Debrief Hall Meeting in dorm lounges from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM. 

Students in the following residence halls should attend at this time:
Balz-Dobie
Bonnycastle
Brown College (all buildings)
Cauthen
Dillard - suites 132-160, 357-360
Hereford College (all buildings)
Metcalf
Page

Mandatory for all first-year students who moved in on Friday.

GROUNDS FOR DISCUSSION AND RA DEBRIEFS

12:00 PM-2:30 PM
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Grounds for Discussion, a student-directed and student-performed theatrical production, is required viewing for all first year students. The eight member cast performs skits focused on issues such as roommate disagreements, alcohol, upholding the honor code, and sexual assault. Grounds for Discussion sessions will take place in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium from 12:00 PM–1:15 PM, with a RA Debrief Hall Meeting in dorm lounges from 1:30 PM–2:30 PM. 

Students in the following residence halls should attend at this time:
Dunglison
Emmet
Gibbons
Gooch - suites 114-121, 310-330
IRC (all buildings)
Lefevre
Lile-Maupin

Mandatory for all first-year students who moved in on Friday.

HOOS GOT YOUR BACK: CREATING A COMMUNITY OF CARE

1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Various Locations

We all have an influence on creating a community where people feel safe, included, and supported. Peer Health Educators will share strategies and resources to support your own personal well-being and contribute to our ‘Community of Care’ at UVA.

Students in the following residence halls should attend in the corresponding location at this time:
Courtenay - Chemistry 402
Dabney - Wilson 402
Dillard, suites 131, 249, 331-356 - Chemistry 402
Echols - Wilson 402
Fitzhugh - Chemistry 402 
Shannon - Warner 209 
Watson-Webb - Newcomb Theater

Mandatory for all first-year students who moved in on Thursday. 

HOOS GOT YOUR BACK: CREATING A COMMUNITY OF CARE

2:45 PM-4:00 PM
Various Locations

We all have an influence on creating a community where people feel safe, included, and supported. Peer Health Educators will share strategies and resources to support your own personal well-being and contribute to our ‘Community of Care’ at UVA.

Students in the following residence halls should attend in the corresponding location at this time:
Gooch, suites 103-113, 122-130, 201, 301-309 - Chemistry 402
Hancock - Wilson 402
Humphreys - Warner 209
Kellogg - Chemistry 402
Kent - Wilson 402
Tuttle-Dunnington - Newcomb Theater 
Woody - Warner 209 

Mandatory for all first-year students who moved in on Thursday. 

OFFICE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS WELCOMING RECEPTION

3:30 PM
Ern Commons

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS COUNCIL’S WAHOO WELCOME CONCERT

9:00 PM-10:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM)
John Paul Jones Arena

Join us for our annual Wahoo Welcome concert with Sean Kingston! Doors open at 8:00 with a student DJ and the show starts at 9:00. See you there Hoos, old and new! Join us at the AFC after the concert to win exclusive prizes! 

HOOS HOME SPONSORED BY IM-REC SPORTS 

10:00 PM-2:00 AM 
The Aquatic & Fitness Center (Gym & Front Parking Lot) 

The concert after-party is at the AFC! Join us for free food trucks, games, music, bears to build and grocery bingo! 

Sunday, August 21

DINING HALL HOURS

Please visit UVA Dining's "Locations & Menus" page to find each dining hall's hours of operation.  

CLASS OF 2026 RUN WITH JIM 

7:30 AM Gathering Time; 8:00 AM Run Begins
Observatory Hill Field  

Lace-up your sneakers and join President Jim Ryan on a run/walk followed by snacks and mingling with fellow classmates. Students must bring their University ID and are strongly encouraged to bring their own water bottles. All attendees will receive a commemorative “Run with Jim” t-shirt while supplies last. Register online today! 

TAI CHI ON SOUTH LAWN

9:30 AM-10:15 AM
Ern Commons

Join CSC instructors and start your morning with the calm, grounding, and fluid movements of T'ai Chi, a martial art form developed in China centuries ago for self defense. Aside from the many physical benefits of T'ai Chi, the slow, continuous, and flowing movements of the practice lower stress; help you sleep better at night; promote resilience; and enhance focus and concentration. No prior experience required! 

YOGA ON SOUTH LAWN

10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Ern Commons 

Join your yoga instructor, Carrington from the Contemplative Sciences Center, as she leads yoga on the South Lawn. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel if you have one. No yoga experience required. 

MINDFUL LIVING IN GARDEN V

11:30 AM-12:15 PM 
Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room

Meet mindfulness instructor, Robin from the Contemplative Sciences Center, in Garden V for mindfulness. No prior experience required. 

*CANCELLED* GLOBAL GREETERS SHOPPING TRIP 

1:00 PM-2:00 PM 
Meet at Central Grounds Parking Garage Bus Stop 

Need dorm essentials from Barracks Shopping Center? Need help figuring out bus routes? Global Greeters are here to help international students learn about shopping near Grounds. See more events on the Global Greeters website.

HOOS GOT YOUR BACK: CREATING A COMMUNITY OF CARE

1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Various Locations

We all have an influence on creating a community where people feel safe, included, and supported. Peer Health Educators will share strategies and resources to support your own personal well-being and contribute to our ‘Community of Care’ at UVA.

Students in the following residence halls should attend in the corresponding location at this time:
Balz-Dobie - Wilson 402
Bonnycastle - Warner 209
Brown College (all buildings) - Warner 209 
Cauthen - Chemistry 402
Dillard, suites 132-160, 357-360 - Chemistry 402 
Hereford College (all buildings) - Chemistry 402
Metcalf - Newcomb Theater 
Page - Newcomb Theater 

Mandatory for all first-year students who moved in on Friday. 

HOOS GOT YOUR BACK: CREATING A COMMUNITY OF CARE

2:45 PM-4:00 PM
Various Locations

We all have an influence on creating a community where people feel safe, included, and supported. Peer Health Educators will share strategies and resources to support your own personal well-being and contribute to our ‘Community of Care’ at UVA.

Students in the following residence halls should attend in the corresponding location at this time:
Dunglison - Chemistry 402
Emmet - Wilson 402
Gibbons - Warner 209 
Gooch, suites 114-121, 310-330 - Chemistry 402
IRC (all buildings) - Chemistry 402
Lefevre - Wilson 402 
Lile-Maupin - Newcomb Theater 

Mandatory for all first-year students who moved in on Friday. 

ENGINEERING TRANSFER STUDENT WELCOME

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room

Meet fellow engineering transfer students and resources within the school.

*CANCELLED* GLOBAL GREETERS INSIDER'S TOUR

4:00 PM-5:00 PM 
Outside of Newcomb Hall 

Curious about where the yummiest place to grab a meal between classes is? Want to know where you can find free printing? Global Greeters have the inside scoop for international students. See more events on the Global Greeters website.

ASSOCIATION DEAN'S MEETING FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

4:30 PM-5:00 PM
Newcomb Ballroom

Mandatory for all A&S transfer students. 

TRANSFER COMMUNITY WELCOME & BBQ WITH TRANSFER STUDENT PEER ADVISORS

5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Newcomb Ballroom

Transfer students will hear from Student Council, Student Affairs, and the Transfer Student Peer Advisors about the UVA experience. Then, join us for BBQ outside of Newcomb Hall on the patio near Monroe Hall. 

Mandatory for all transfer students. 

OPENING CONVOCATION

6:00 PM-7:30 PM
John Paul Jones Arena

Join fellow new students at your official welcome to the University. Sign the honor pledge and hear about the many enduring UVA traditions.

Mandatory for Class of 2026 students. 

CLASS OF 2026 ICE CREAM SOCIAL

7:30 PM-8:30 PM
South Lawn

Immediately following opening convocation, enjoy an ice cream social hosted by President Ryan and meet members of your class.

WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. LOYOLA MARYLAND

7:00 PM
Klöckner Stadium 

See the full Women's Soccer Schedule on the Athletics website.

O’HILL MOVIE NIGHT - LEGALLY BLONDE

8:00 PM-11:00 PM
O’Hill Field

Come watch Legally Blonde, enjoy refreshments, and meet your fellow Wahoos!

Monday, August 22

DINING HALL HOURS

Please visit UVA Dining's "Locations & Menus" page to find each dining hall's hours of operation.

GET A JOB ON GROUNDS ADVISING WEEK (8/22-8/26)

1:30 PM-4:30 PM
1515 University Avenue

Are you looking to apply for a job on Grounds and need a last-minute review of your resume or cover letter? Do you want to talk about how to find a job on Grounds? Drop by 1515 anytime this week between 1:00 PM4:30 PM to discuss any of these things. Both Career Counselors and Career Peer Educators will be available to answer questions and provide individualized guidance.

WORLD LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAMS

8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Please visit the World Language Placement Exam website for more information on each language departments’ requirements.

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE (SEAS) DEAN'S WELCOME

8:30 AM-9:00 AM
Old Cabell Hall

Mandatory for School of Engineering and Applied Science students. 

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE (SEAS) FIRST YEAR AND TRANSFER ENGINEERS’ ROTATIONS

First Year Engineers Rotation
9:30 AM-2:00PM
Various Locations

Group A
9:30 AM-11:00 AM: Tour/First Year Experience 
11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Lunch w/Engineering Faculty and Staff
12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Engineering Expo, Activities Fair

Group B
9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Engineering Expo
10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tour/First Year Experience 
12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch w/Engineering Faculty and Staff
1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Activities Fair 

Group C
9:30 AM-11:30 AM: Engineering Expo, Activities Fair
11:30 AM-1:00 PM: Tour/First Year Experience 
1:00 PM-2:00 PM:  Lunch w/Engineering Faculty and Staff 

Transfer Engineers Rotation
9:30 AM-2:00 PM
Various Locations 

10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Alumni Association and Class Councils Welcome Breakfast
11:00 AM: Meet Lisa Lampe at Alumni Hall Entrance 
11:00 AM-11:15 AM: Commute to Thornton Hall 
11:15 AM-12:15 PM: Tour/First Year at UVA Experience 
12:15 PM-1:00 PM: Engineering Expo
1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Lunch with Engineering Career Development 
2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Activities Fair 

Mandatory for School of Engineering and Applied Science students. 

ORIENTATION FOR FIRST-YEAR NURSING STUDENTS

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Claude Moore Nursing Building, Room G010

Mandatory for first-year nursing students. 

 

BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE X NAACP: POP UP BREAKFAST

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Black Bus Stop (located across from Monroe Hall)

Come grab breakfast with BSA and the UVA unit of the NAACP as you head to the student activities fair!

ORIENTATION FOR NURSING TRANSFER STUDENTS

10:30 AM-3:00 PM
Claude Moore Nursing Building, Room 1110

Mandatory for nursing transfer students. 

COMMERCE THIRD-YEAR ORIENTATION

9:00 AM-12:15 PM
Rouss & Robertson Halls

Mandatory for all new McIntire students (MORNING BLOCKS ONLY). 

TRANSFER WELCOME BREAKFAST HOSTED BY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION & CLASS COUNCILS

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Alumni Hall Ballroom

Join the Alumni Association for breakfast and learn about their student programs and resources, as well as to hear from your Class President on getting involved in leadership opportunities.

WALKING TOUR OF GROUNDS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Tour starts at Alumni Hall, ends at the Chapel

MAIN STUDENT ACTIVITIES FAIR

11:00 AM-3:00 PM
South Lawn/Amphitheater/Peabody Lawn

Student Council’s Main Student Activities Fair is one of the largest gatherings of UVA organizations. Attended by thousands of students, the Fair provides organizations with a dynamic environment to publicize themselves to both new and returning students. Rain date will be Monday, August 29th from 11AM to 3PM; Stay tuned for updates.

INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WITH FACULTY ADVISORS

11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Faculty Offices by appointment

Email faculty advisors in the first two weeks of the term. More information to follow via your UVA email.

Mandatory for all College of Arts & Sciences students. 

ASSOCIATION DEAN’S MEETINGS FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Various Locations
 

Chemistry 402 - Dean Melissa Frost
Old Cabell Hall - Dean Shawn Lyons
Minor Hall 125 - Dean Kirt von Daacke
Nau 101 - Dean Kevin Rose
Warner 209 - Dean Mark Hadley
Wilson 301 - Dean Karlin Luedtke
Wilson 402 - Dean Connie Smith

Mandatory for all first-year College of Arts & Sciences students

ASSOCIATION DEAN’S MEETINGS FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

12:45 PM-2:00 PM
Various Locations


Chemistry 402 - Dean Shilpa Dave 
Nau 101 - Dean Sarah Cole
Warner 209 - Dean Erin Eaker
Wilson 301 - Dean Rachel Most and Dean Karlin Luedtke
Wilson 402 - Dean Corin Fox
Old Cabell Hall - Dean Sandra Seidel 

Mandatory for all first-year College of Arts & Sciences students. 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE LUNCH WITH DEAN MALO A. HUTSON, FACULTY & STAFF

12:30 PM-1:15 PM
Campbell Hall 1st Floor North Terrace

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (EHD) WELCOME AND ORIENTATION

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Brenneman Courtyard, Bavaro Atrium, Holloway Hall

Come pick up your new EHD t-shirt, hear from Dean Rowley and meet with your cohort and faculty. Programs: Kinesiology, Speech Communication Disorders, Youth and Social Innovation and Teacher Education

Mandatory for all new students including internal transfer students.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE COMPUTING OVERVIEW

1:15 PM-1:45 PM
Campbell Hall 153

Mandatory for all School of Architecture first-year and transfer students. 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE STUDIO TOUR

1:45 PM-2:15 PM
Campbell Hall 3rd Floor

Meet in front of Campbell Hall Room 201

COMMERCE THIRD-YEAR ORIENTATION

1:30 PM-4:45 PM
Rouss & Robertson Halls

Mandatory for all new McIntire students (AFTERNOON BLOCKS ONLY) . 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE: WALK FROM CAMPBELL HALL TO THE LAWN

2:15 PM
Campbell Hall

Meet in front of Campbell Hall Room 201 to be escorted to the Lawn for "Lessons of the Academical Village" walking tour.

Mandatory for all School of Architecture first-year and transfer students. 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE LESSONS FROM THE ACADEMICAL VILLAGE WALKING TOUR: LEARNING TO SEE THE CONSTRUCTED ENVIRONMENT

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
The Lawn

Meet in front of Pavilions IX and X to start tour with Professor Louis Nelson, Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Professor of Architectural History. 

Mandatory for all School of Architecture first-year and transfer students. 

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES EXPLORATIONS

3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Various Locations
Pick from one of the sessions below and hear from College of A&S faculty about how they study, research, and teach on these wide-ranging topics. Explore the different departments in A&S as well as the many different areas we study across the College.

Chemistry 402 - Fundamental Neuroscience: From Molecules to Minds with Sarah Kucenas
Nau 101 - The Environment with Karen McGlathery
Warner 209 - Exploring Democracy with Paul Freedman
Wilson 301 - Global Studies in the 21st Century with Richard Handler
Wilson 402 - Reconnecting and Connecting with Jim Coan 

Mandatory for all first-year College of Arts & Sciences students. 

WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE COMMUNITY 

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Campbell Hall 153

Join School of Architecture leadership and student honor representatives for a welcome and introduction to the A-school community. 

Mandatory for all School of Architecture first-year and transfer students. 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (SEHD) WELCOME BACK PICNIC

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Breneman Courtyard/Bavaro Hall

Join School of Education and Human Development for free food and games in the Breneman Courtyard to kick off the school year.

IM-REC JOB FAIR

4:00 PM-7:00 PM
The Aquatic & Fitness Center

Want to get paid to play? Come learn about the fun job opportunities at IM-Rec sports.

Tuesday, August 23

IM-REC GROUP FITNESS FREE WEEK (AUG. 23 - AUG. 31)

Time Varies
The Aquatic & Fitness Center

Do you love music, being around other people, or experiencing a great workout without having to create it yourself? If any of these are true, you’re going to love our group fitness classes! IM-Rec has it all! We offer over 50 classes each week ranging from dance, yoga, cycling, Bootcamp, kickboxing, and barre and all are free to check out during FREE WEEK!

IM-REC PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Time Varies
The Aquatic & Fitness Center

If you want to make friends and develop healthy habits then you'll want to get familiar with your IM-Rec Sports Program. Registration is open for Group Fitness, Small Group Training, Intramurals, and Outdoor Adventure, sign up now!

FIRST-YEAR FOOD FEST

5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Alumni Hall

Join your classmates for a night of free dinner, music, a photo booth, giveaways, and more! The dorm with the highest rate of attendance will receive $500 towards their programming. Shuttle service provided.

BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE: WHO'S WHO ADVICE MIXER

5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Warner 115

Come out and here from our panel on useful tips and tricks for the year. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided!

MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SERVICES WELCOME & COMMUNITY RECEPTIONS

6:30 PM-9:00 PM 
Newcomb Ballroom for Opening Remarks, followed by receptions in our 4 student centers

Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor 
LGBTQ Center – Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor 
Latinx Student Center – Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor 
Interfaith Student Center - Newcomb Hall, 4th Floor 

Week Two: August 24 - August 27

AUGUST 24


MEET UVA LIBRARY

10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Outside of Brown Library

Come meet UVA Librarians, learn about UVA library, and pick up some Library swag!

(PAN-ASIAN) PEER ADVISING FAMILY NETWORK (PAFN) WELCOME EVENT

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Multicultural Student Center, 2nd Floor, Newcomb Hall

COMMUNITY WELCOME FOR LATINX STUDENTS

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Holloway Hall, Bavaro Hall

This event is for Latinx EHD students who are looking to connect and network. All current and new students are welcome at this event. Food and drink will be served. RSVP via the Welcome Reception invitation

CHATTIN' WITH BATTEN: WAHOO WELCOME BATTEN INTEREST SESSION

5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Garrett Hall

The Batten School is hosting an informal drop-in event to provide a chance for our community to come together after the summer. Anne and Courtney from the Admissions Office will be on hand inside The Great Hall to talk about our programs, and current students will be on our patio and around Garrett to answer your questions about life at Batten. Come get to know Batten and enjoy cookies and punch! Pre-register for easier check-in.

DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Bryant Hall

Join the Career Center Thursday night to meet recruiters, discuss career options, and network with professionals in your field!

TRANSFER STUDENT GARDEN PARTY

6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Garden V

Join the transfer community, faculty, and staff to celebrate the arrival of our new transfer students. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. 

BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE: MOVIE NIGHT

7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Clark 102

Come take a break after a day of classes by spending time with BSA and enjoying a good movie! 

ROTUNDA SING

7:15 PM-10:00 PM
The Lawn

Rotunda Sing is an annual welcome-to-UVA tradition! Come to the Lawn and see our amazing a cappella groups perform on the steps of the Rotunda. Swing by, meet new Hoos, and join UPC for free food. Stick around at the Lawn to get a good spot for the performances that start at 8!


AUGUST 25


MEET UVA LIBRARY

10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Outside of Brown Library

Come meet UVA Librarians, learn about UVA library, and pick up some Library swag!

FSL MEET THE COUNCIL PRESIDENTS (OPEN HOUSE)

11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Fraternity and Sorority Life, Newcomb 171

HISPANIC/LATINX PEER MENTORING PROGRAM (PMP) WELCOME EVENT

5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Latinx Student Center – Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor

Mentors and mentees join us for the kickoff event of the year: food, fun, and a first taste of the program!

BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE: GAME NIGHT

6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Warner 115

Come take a break after a day of classes by spending time with BSA while tapping into your competitive side with a variety of games!

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS COUNCIL COMEDY SHOW

7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Old Cabell Hall


AUGUST 26


COMMUNITY WELCOME FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Holloway Hall, Bavaro Hall

This event is for international students in EHD who are looking to connect and network. All current and new students are welcome at this event. Food and drink will be served. RSVP via the Welcome Reception invitation

EXPLORE THE MULTICULTIVERSE!

12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Interfaith, LGBTQ, Latinx, & Multicultural Student Centers

Begins at Interfaith Student Center and ends at Multicultural Student Center.

GREEN YOUR DORM 

1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Student Garden

The Office of Sustainability welcomes new students to Grounds! Join them to get some green for your dorm; get a succulent, recycled school supplies, and learn about sustainability on Grounds. They hope to see you there! The Office for Sustainability is committed to ensuring that everyone can fully participate in events/programs and have equal access to the information presented. If you or someone you know requires accommodation for this event/program please let them know. For accommodations that may take longer to arrange, please notify them of the request as soon as possible.

OFFICE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS BLACK FRIDAY (WELCOME BACK FRIDAY!!)

1:30 PM Office of African American Affairs Front Lawn #4 Dawson’s Row
(Rain Location -- #2 Dawson’s Row W.E.B. Dubois Conference Room)

PEER ADVISING FAMILY NETWORK (PAFN) MEET ‘N GREET

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor

 

BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE X ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN STUDENTS (OAS): FREAKNIK

3:00 PM-7:00 PM
Faulkner Residence Gazebo

Celebrate the completion of the first week of classes by spending time with BSA and OAS to embrace blackness and culture by teleporting back to the 90s for a themed cookout!


AUGUST 27


HISPANIC/LATINX PEER MENTORING PROGRAM (PMP) BRUNCH!

11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Latinx Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor

CVILLE PUZZLE HUNT 

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
IX Art Park (522 2nd St SE C, Charlottesville, VA 22902)

Cville Puzzle Hunt is a citywide cerebral puzzle for you and your friends to solve. Assemble a team of friends and sign up for this FREE event.

BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE: THE SOURCE 

2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Student Activities Building 

Come out to one of BSA’s annual events-- our own version of the activities fair to learn more about a variety of clubs, and see various organizations perform. Food and the opportunity to further connect with the multicultural community on Grounds will be provided!

REFRESH & DESTRESS WITH UPC

3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Amphitheater

This event is an outdoor meditation inviting students to destress and have fun at the end of their first week of school. The key feature of this event is the instructor led yoga session.

Week Three: August 28 - September 3

AUGUST 28


OFFICE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS FIRST YEAR RESOURCE FAIR

2:00 PM
Newcomb Ballroom

The Office of African American Affairs invites all first year Black, African and African American students to learn about preparing for Harambee, academic programs, student groups, academic support, various majors and requirements and social and psychological support available. Come with your Peer Advisor and bring a friend! Light refreshments provided.

UVA ARTS ANNUAL WELCOME PICNIC

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds (behind The Fralin Art Museum on Culbreth Road)

Free picnic, live music & arts tabling sponsored by UVA Arts. Come learn about Visual & Performing Arts & Architecture opportunities at the University and within the community. See the UVA Arts website for more details.

WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON

2:00 PM
Klöckner Stadium 

See the full Women's Soccer Schedule on the Athletics website.


AUGUST 29


WELCOME (BACK)! QUEER BRUNCH

11:00 AM-1:00 PM
LGBTQ Center, Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor

Connect with community and enjoy pastries from local queer-owned bakery, Marie Bette - open to all students!

COMMUNITY WELCOME FOR LGBTQIA STUDENTS

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Holloway Hall, Bavaro Hall

This event will be for students at EHD who identify as LGBTQIA and are looking to connect and network. All current and new students are welcome at this event. Food and drink will be served. RSVP via the Welcome Reception invitation

PEER MENTORING PROGRAM (PMP) GAME NIGHT & SPEED DATING

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Latinx Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor


AUGUST 30


UVA 101 - SPEED FRIENDING

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Commonwealth Room

For any student looking to build connections with other students (and staff). Join us as we facilitate a fun and engaging Speed Friending event. Open to all students, so come one, come all!

COLA GENERAL BODY MEETING 

6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Latinx Student Center, 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Come join the cultural organization for Latin Americans in the first general body meeting. Learn about the goals/mission of COLA and meet this year's exec board! 


AUGUST 31


COMMUNITY WELCOME FOR BLACK STUDENTS

4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Holloway Hall

This event will be for students at EHD who identify as Black and are looking to connect and network. All current and new students are welcome at this event, food and drink will be served. RSVP via the Welcome Reception invitation

LA DIVERSIÓN (FUN TIME)

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Latinx Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor


SEPTEMBER 1


OFFICE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS MEET THE DEANS (DAY 1)

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Office of African American Affairs Main Office – Library -- #4 Dawson’s Row

WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY 

7:00 PM
Klöckner Stadium 

See the full Women's Soccer Schedule on the Athletics website.


SEPTEMBER 2


FEEL-GOOD FRIDAZE (FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor

PEER MENTORING PROGRAM (PMP) SCAVENGER HUNT!

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Latinx Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor


SEPTEMBER 3


PEER ADVISING FAMILY NETWORK (PAFN) TRIP TO FARMER’S MARKET

9:00 AM-11:00AM
Downtown Charlottesville/IX Park

PEER MENTORING PROGRAM (PMP) MENTOR/MENTEE REVEAL

12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Latinx Student Center

FOOTBALL VS. RICHMOND

7:30 PM
Klöckner Stadium 

See the full Football Schedule on the Athletics website.

Week Four: September 4 - September 10

SEPTEMBER 4


WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. MEMPHIS 

7:30 PM
Klöckner Stadium 

See the full Women's Soccer Schedule on the Athletics website.


SEPTEMBER 6 


WHAT'S PRE-LAW?

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
1515 University Avenue
Thinking about Law School? Have questions about being "Pre-Law"? We at the Career Center can help you understand what being "Pre-Law" means and can help with some best next steps.

TRANS*ITIONING WORKSHOP

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
LGBTQ Center, Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor

Open to all students looking to learn more about gender transition resources


SEPTEMBER 7


FALL STUDY ABROAD FAIR

11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Newcomb Ballroom

Join UVA Education Abroad to learn more about study abroad opportunities –it’s never too early to start planning! Browse program information and learn about education abroad at UVA.

OFFICE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS MEET THE DEANS (DAY 2)

12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Office of African American Affairs Main Office – Library – #4 Dawson’s Row

PEER ADVISING F AMILY NETWORK (PAFN) CAKE DECORATING

6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor

BATTEN INFORMATION SESSION: BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PUBLIC POLICY AND LEADERSHIP, MINOR IN PUBLIC POLICY AND LEADERSHIP, AND MINOR IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Garrett Hall

Hosted by current students and Admissions staff, this is your chance to learn more about our degree programs and the application process and ask questions about anything and everything related to admissions and the Batten experience. You will also hear about the interdisciplinary Social Entrepreneurship minor in this session! Pre–register for easier check–in.

ALL STUDENT SOCIAL SPONSORED BY EDCOUNCIL

12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Bavaro Hall Courtyard

Come join other Education and Human Development students for free food and games at our annual beginning of the year social event sponsored by EdCouncil. It is a fun way to get to know students outside of your program and cohort! Drop by to say hi and grab something to eat in between classes. More info will be posted on EdCouncil’s Facebook page.


SEPTEMBER 8


GET INVOLVED USING HOOS INVOLVED!

5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Newcomb 177

There's plenty of organizations to get involved in on grounds, but how? This program will show how to navigate Hoos Involved so that you can find the organization(s) for you!


SEPTEMBER 9


BREAKFAST AT THE BOWL

5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Mad Bowl

Breakfast for diner on the Mad Bowl before the football game.

FOOD & FORESIGHT FRIDAY W/ BATTEN SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP & PUBLIC POLICY

12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor

Learn about academic/career resources & enjoy free food; Food & Foresight Fridays take place most Fridays at noon in the MSC.

INTERFAITH SOCIAL (SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH)

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Interfaith Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 4th Floor

Build connections with students within the interfaith community.


SEPTEMBER 10


MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SERVICES IMMERSE! RETREAT (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor

Meet new students, dialogue about shared experiences, learn about key resources and programs, and engage with key student leaders and staff.

PEER ADVISING FAMILY NETWORK (PAFN) TRIVIA NIGHT

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor

Week Five: September 11 - September 17

SEPTEMBER 11


BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE: FIRST GENERAL BODY MEETING

7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Clark 101

Come out to our FIRST general body meeting! We will check in with each other as a community and get to know each other better!


SEPTEMBER 12


OFFICE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS MEET THE DEANS (DAY 3)

12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Office of African American Affairs Main Office – Library – #4 Dawson’s Row

OVERVIEW OF INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

Interested in intelligence and security careers? There are many ways to work within the intelligence community. Attend this session to discover the variety of agencies that exist and learn how to find information on the job/internship roles within this secretive industry! This event is open to students of all years and majors - many intelligence agencies look to recruit first and second years for internships, and third and fourth years for full-time opportunities. This event is a part of Intelligence and Security Careers Week at UVA – check out Handshake to learn more about the other programs during this week!


SEPTEMBER 13


QUEER BRUNCH

11:00 AM-1:00 PM
LGBTQ Center, Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor

EXPLORATION POP-UP ADVISING

1:00 PM-3:00 PM
O'Hill

Not sure what to major in or what career is best for you? Looking for someone to review your cover letter or resume? Drop by O’Hill between 1:00 PM-3:00 PM and we’ll have both Career Counselors and Career Peer Educators available who can talk with you about major and career exploration, resume or cover letter review, and much more.

MCINTIRE AMBASSADOR WALK IN ADVISING

3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Rouss & Robertson 140

WOMEN’S ASIAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE (WAALI) FIRST SESSION

7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor

Leadership development program for second, third, and fourth year Asian/Asian–American women identifying students, including transfer students.


SEPTEMBER 14


MCINTIRE AMBASSADOR WALK IN ADVISING

3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Clemons 227

BATTEN INFORMATION SESSION: ACCELERATED MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY

5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Garrett Hall

Hosted by current students and Admissions staff, this is your chance to learn more about our graduate degree program and the application process and ask questions about anything and everything related to admissions and the Batten experience. Pre–register for easier checkin.

NATIONAL PANHELLENIC COUNCIL MEET THE GREEKS

6:30 PM
Newcomb Hall Ballrooms

MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SERVICES: FIRST YEAR DINNER (MONTHLY DINNER SERIES)

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor


SEPTEMBER 15


UVA 101

6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Commonwealth Room

For those with lingering questions about the college experience, how to get involved, navigating grounds and the unique UVA lingo.... this is the place for you!

CENA DE LA COMUNIDAD (COMMUNITY DINNER)

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Latinx Student Center

Kick off Latin American Heritage Month in the LSC; connect, dine, and celebrate!


SEPTEMBER 16


FOOD & FORESIGHT FRIDAY WITH GLOBAL STUDIES

12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor

WHAT'S PRE-HEALTH?

12:00 PM-2:00 PM
1515 University Avenue

Are you interested in a pre-health career, but aren't sure where to start? Join us for an exploratory workshop to identify your interests, learn what it means to be pre-health, and how you can pursue any major at UVA and be on track for health professions schools.

PEER ADVISING FAMILY NETWORK (PAFN) GAME NIGHT

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor


SEPTEMBER 17


FOOTBALL VS. RICHMOND

11:00 AM
Klöckner Stadium 

See the full Football Schedule on the Athletics website.

Week Six: September 18 - September 30

SEPTEMBER 18


FILM: RAISED/RAZED @ NEWCOMB THEATER

6:00 PM-7:15 PM
Newcomb Theater

Raised/Razed dives deep into Charlottesville, VA’s oldest African American neighborhood, charting the lives of residents as they faced racially discriminatory policies and a city government that saw them as the only thing between it and progress. Learn the hard truths of the federal Urban Renewal program, and the broader history of its effect in Durham, NC and other communities across America.


SEPTEMBER 20


MCINTIRE AMBASSADOR WALK IN ADVISING

3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Rouss & Robertson 140

STARPOWER

6:00 PM-7:00 PM
South Meeting Room

Power is a taboo topic for most people. Yet, it affects the way we lead and relate to those we are supposed to serve. This event will allow participants to explore power and privilege through the activity StarPower. 


SEPTEMBER 21


MCINTIRE AMBASSADOR WALK IN ADVISING

3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Clemons 227


SEPTEMBER 22


DESCENDANTS OF ENSLAVED COMMUNITIES AT UVA TOUR EXPERIENCE

1:00 PM-2:15 PM
Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

Join the Student Engagement Office and DEC for the Descendants of Enslaved Communities at UVA Tour Experience at the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers.


SEPTEMBER 23


FOOD & FORESIGHT FRIDAY W/DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN, GENDER, & SEXUALITY

12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb Hall, 2nd Floor


SEPTEMBER 27


MCINTIRE AMBASSADOR WALK IN ADVISING

3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Rouss & Robertson 140


September 28


MCINTIRE AMBASSADOR WALK IN ADVISING

3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Clemons 227


September 30


MCINTIRE INFORMATION SESSION WITH STUDENT AMBASSADORS

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Rouss & Roberston 225