U.Va. Community News

U.Va. Engineering School to Host Annual Open House on March 22
Prospective students and the public are invited to the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Open House on March 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is free and the full schedule is available online. Pre-registration for high school students is recommended.

Area Race to Affect Weekend Travel
The annual Charlottesville Ten Miler is scheduled to begin at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 29. Beginning at 7 a.m., several area roads will close or have limited access for vehicular traffic. Roads affected include:

University of Virginia and Charlottesville City police officers, along with race volunteers, will be stationed at various intersections throughout the race.

For more information, including a course map, visit http://cvilletenmiler.com/.

Apprenticeship Recruitment is Open March 31-April 18
Apprenticeship Program applications will be accepted on U.Va.'s Jobs@UVA website from March 31-April 18.    

Apprenticeships are full-time, paid positions with U.Va. benefits. Apprentices learn their selected trade through a combination of on-the-job training, technical education and classroom instruction.This training is fully paid for by U.Va.

Apprenticeship openings include a limited number of positions in carpentry, plumbing, HVAC and electrical. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and able to meet the physical requirements for their prospective trade. Applicants must also have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate by July 28, 2014.

More information is available in brochures located on the Facilities Management Human Resources & Training website.

U.Va. Welcomes Visitors to Grounds for Historic Garden Week
As part of Garden Week 2014, U.Va. will host numerous events including tours of Carr's Hill, the Pavilions and their gardens, and Morea Garden and Arboretum just north of Alumni Hall.

On April 29, at 2 p.m., in the auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Christopher D. Patzke, PLA, will discuss "Expanding Jefferson's Vision: Warren Manning's 1913 Master Plan for the University of Virginia." In 1907, the University hired the Boston-based landscape architect, Warren Manning, to re-envision the landscape of the University and devise a master plan for growth and refurbishment following the fire that destroyed the Rotunda in 1895.

For a complete list of Garden Week events at U.Va., including times and ticket information, visit http://www.virginia.edu/gardenweek/.

Finals Weekend Scheduled for Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18
U.Va.’s Finals Weekend 2014 begins with Valedictory Exercises at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 17. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos’ quarterback and four-time NFL Most Valuable Player awardee will be the keynote speaker.

Sunday's 185th Final Exercises begin at 10 a.m. U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Maybus, will deliver the commencement address. He will speak on the Lawn following the traditional academic procession from the Rotunda. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend Final Exercises.

For more information including a complete schedule and parking information, visit http://www.virginia.edu/finals.


As a service to the U.Va. Community, U.Va. Community Relations offers area-specific traffic alerts at www.virginia.edu/communityrelations.

To learn more about other University events and activities, visit calendar.virginia.edu.

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