Orientation and New Student Programs
Tabitha A. Enoch

Tabitha A. Enoch
Assistant Dean & Director of Orientation & New Student Programs

P.O. Box 400181
Charlottesville, VA


P 434.982.4555
F 434.982.4506

Orientation & New Student Programs

These programs help new first-year and transfer students to become acclimated to the University's social and intellectual community. Programs and services include:

  • Summer and Fall Orientations
  • Grounds for Discussion—a theatrical production followed by small group discussions that address student life concerns
  • First-Year Seminar—a second-semester series of discussions focusing on community, personal accountability and identity, finding a niche and relationships with faculty
  • The Transfer Student Peer Advisor (TSPA) Program, which matches new transfers with current upper-class students to facilitate their transition to the University.
  • Project SERVE, a one-day community service program for new students
  • Family Weekend allows families the opportunity to visit their student and get a sense of life on Grounds