Announcements

Announcements

Preparing for the FAFSA: Two-Part Series Workshop

February 20th, 2012

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students, Hoos for Open Access, and Quest Scholars

Join us for part two of our workshop series designed to help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Dinner will be provided, so please RSVP!  (If you indicated you were coming in an earlier RSVP, we still have record of your reply.)

Workshop II: Filing the FAFSA
Wednesday, February 29
6:00 PM
Location: Clark Hall 107

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be intimidating and a confusing form to do on your own. Come join us as an expert from Student Financial Services walks you through the form, give you tips and tricks for a smooth application process and answer all of your questions. Bring a laptop and follow along online if you would like.

Presented by: Scott Miller, Senior Associate Director, Student Financial Services

We hope you can join us!  Please do RSVP to help us ensure there is plenty of food!  (Remember, if you indicated you were coming in an earlier RSVP, we still have record of your reply.)

Traveling Overseas: University Restrictions for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua

February 8th, 2012

Due to increasing concerns about personal safety and security, the University’s Risk Management Committee for Education Abroad has restricted University-related student travel to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Please read more here.

If you are traveling abroad for Spring Break or other purposes, the International Studies Office suggests reviewing health and safety information for the country you are visiting through the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control. It is also a good idea to register your travel with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). A good “one-stop shop” to accomplish all of this is the State Department website for students abroad. A Smart Traveler App also is available.

The 4th Annual Love is Love. T-Shirt Campaign!

February 6th, 2012

Please join us as we celebrate the 4th Annual Love is Love. T-shirt campaign!

Pick up your FREE Love is Love. T-shirt in the LGBT Resource Center starting Wednesday, February 8th from 11AM-4PM.

Shirts are available on a first come, first served basis.

Wear your shirt on Valentine’s Day, Tuseday, February 14th, 2012.

Join us for  Love is Love. group photo on the steps of the Rotunda at 10 AM on February 14th!

WHY “LOVE IS LOVE?”

The Love is Love. T-Shirt Campaign started in 2009 as a celebration of love that is meant to create greater social awareness at the University of Virginia and beyond. The power of its message is found in its simplicity. It is a message that can span all communities. Regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and religion, all relationships are equal. All love is equal. Love is Love. It’s not about what it looks like; it’s about how it feels.

WHY NOW?

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that celebrates love—but sometimes people in LGBTQ relationships can feel left out. Greeting cards for their partners are hard to come by, or florists don’t understand why a man would send another man roses. This is our way of reminding people that love comes in many different forms and is experienced differently by everybody. Regardless of your race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion, love is the same. All love is equal. Love is Love.

Preparing for the FAFSA: Two-Part Series Workshop

February 1st, 2012

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students, Hoos for Open Access, and QuestScholars

Join us for two interactive sessions designed to help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Dinner will be provided for both workshops, so please RSVP!

Workshop I: Income Tax Prep 101
Wednesday, February 15
6:00 PM
Location: Monroe 124

For students filing income tax returns for the first time, it can be a daunting experience. This workshop covers many tax basics and seeks to demystify the process. Topics include filing status, determining whether or not you are still a dependent on your parents’ tax return, what counts as income, and common higher education tax credits. Use knowledge gained from this seminar to complete your federal Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA).

Presented by: Rebecca Cardwell, UVA Community Credit Union, Director of Community Relations and Site Coordinator of the Credit Union’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites

Evan Didier, 3rd Year UVa Law Student, President of VITA at Virginia Law, Site Coordinator of the UVa Human Resources Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site

Workshop II: Filing the FAFSA
Wednesday, February 29
6:00 PM
Location: Clark Hall 107

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be intimidating and a confusing form to do on your own. Come join us as an expert from Student Financial Services walks you through the form, give you tips and tricks for a smooth application process and answer all of your questions. Bring a laptop and follow along online if you would like.

Presented by: Scott Miller, Senior Associate Director, Student Financial Services

We hope you can join us!  Please do RSVP to help us ensure there is plenty of food!