The following schedules for summer 2013 will provide you with a general outline of what is covered in your Orientation program.

First Year · Day One

7:30 – 10:15 am

Check-In · Student Activities Building

Sign in, pick up orientation and academic information at the Student Activities Building,  then pick up student ID, as assigned, in the Runk Green Room (located in the Hereford Residential Complex).

8:30 – 10:30 am

Placement Exams

You will need a Number 2 pencil.

  • Russian: Monroe 118 (exam administered only at 8:30am)
  • Latin: Monroe 111 (exam administered only at 9:00am)
  • German: Monroe 122 (exam administered only at 9:00am)
11:00 – 11:45 am

Welcome Address · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Come hear about enduring traditions and new initiatives by important members of the U.Va. community.

11:45 – 12:30 pm

Meet Your Orientation Leader · The Lawn

Team up with your student Orientation Leader on the Lawn and get to know members of your class. (Rain Sites: Various Locations)

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch in Newcomb Dining Room

2:00 – 5:00 pm

Dean’s Address and Course Scheduling Workshops

Meet with a dean from your school of enrollment who will present academic requirements and work with Orientation Leaders and faculty members to build your fall course schedule. If possible, bring transcripts, SAT II, AP, and language placement exam scores.

  • Arts and Sciences: Chemistry 402
  • Arts and Sciences Echols Scholars: Monroe 124 (Session B, D & G only)
  • Engineering and Applied Science: Rice 130
  • Nursing: Claude Moore Nursing Education G120 (Session B only)
  • Architecture: Campbell 158 (Session C only)
  • Education: Bavaro 306 (Session D only)
5:15 – 6:15 pm

Dinner in Observatory Hill Dining Room

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Student Life at UVA

Various Locations (See your Course Registration Sheet for exact locations)

Ask a panel of Orientation Leaders questions about acclimating to student life.

8:00 – 8:30 pm

Meetings with Orientation Leaders · Hereford and Gooch Residential Areas

Meet with Orientation Leaders to review Day One events and prepare for Day Two.

9:00 – 11:00 pm

Fun at the AFC/ Evening Activities · Aquatic and Fitness Center

Join classmates for an evening of music and food, mingle with Orientation Leaders, take a hip-hop or Zumba class, or enjoy a late-night hike.

Day Two

8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast in Observatory Hill Dining Room

9:00 – 4:00 pm

Course Registration

Bring course selections to the following location during assigned time in order to register for courses.  Language placement exam score will be distributed only during this time in Wilson 301.

  • Arts & Sciences: Wilson 301
  • Engineering & Applied Science: Mechanical Engineering 213
  • Nursing: Claude Moore Nursing Education-See course registration sheet for exact location  (Session B only)
  • Architecture: Campbell-Shure Insight Lab Studio (Session C only)
  • Education: Bavaro 306 (Session D only)
2:30 – 5:00 pm

Check-Out · Student Activities Building

Check-Out will not begin before 2:30 pm.

Students will turn in keys, register for U.Va. Emergency Alerts text messaging and pick up student ID card as assigned from Runk Green Room (located in Herford Residential Complex).  Please note: students who do not turn in their key at Check-out will be charged a $135 fee.

Day Two Additional Programming Opportunities

10:00 am
11:00 am

Walking Tours of Classroom Buildings

10 am tour: Meet Orientation Leader outside Observatory Hill Dining Room.
11 am tour: Meet Orientation Leader on the steps of Old Cabell Hall.

Take a tour of University classroom buildings.
10:00 am
11:00 am

Money Matters · Newcomb Kaleidoscope

Members of the Student Financial Services team will discuss how to best stay informed about the tuition bill, various payment options offered, using Veteran’s benefits, and other important money matters.  You will also have the opportunity to ask your own specific questions regarding financing an education.

10:00 am
11:00 am

UVA Bookstore - All You Need to Know About Computers and Textbooks at UVA · Newcomb 389

Learn about the Exclusive benefits available to you through the CAV Computer Program and the UVA Bookstore textbook department.

10:30 – 11:15am

Fraternity and Sorority Life at U.Va. · Newcomb Theatre

Learn about Greek life from members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life team.

11:00 – 11:30am

Dining Services and Cavalier Advantage Information Session · Newcomb South Meeting Room

Learn more about U.Va’s meal plan options, Plus Dollars and how to get most out of your Cavalier Advantage card.

11:30 – 12:15pm

U.Va. & Beyond · Newcomb Theatre

The University offers a rich menu of opportunities outside of the academic year and beyond Charlottesville through January Term, Study Abroad and Semester at Sea.  Learn how to get the most out your of U.Va.'s global experience.

11:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch in Newcomb Dining Room

12:00 – 4:00 pm

Residence Hall Open House

Visit a room in the McCormick Road, Alderman Road or Gooch-Dillard residential areas.

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Resource Fair · Newcomb Ballroom

Participants include offices such as: Office of the Dean of Students, Office of African-American Affairs, University Career Services, the International Studies Office, The Bookstore, Cavalier Advantage, Cavalier Computers, Dining, Housing & Residence Life and Information Technology Services (ITS).

3:00 – 4:00 pm

McIntire School of Commerce Information Session for Parents and Prospective Students · Rouss/Robertson 120

Learn about the curricula, courses, and application procedures for entering the School of Commerce.

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Information Session for Parents and Prospective Students · Garrett Hall Commons

Learn more about U.Va’s newest school’s curricula and application procedures and ask any questions you may have.