The following schedules from summer 2016 will provide you with a general outline of what is covered in your Orientation program. Summer 2017 schedules will be posted mid-May.

First Year · Day One

7:15 – 9:30 am

Check-In · Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage and Student Activities Building

Park at the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage, then shuttle to the Student Activities Building to sign in, pick up orientation and academic information. Pick up student ID, as assigned, in The Forum at Observatory Hill (located in the Alderman Road Residence Area).

8:00 – 10:00 am

Language Placement Exams

You will need a Number 2 pencil.

  • Russian: Monroe 118
  • Latin: Monroe 111

Exams administered only at 8:00 am

10:15 – 11:00 am

Welcome Address · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Hear about enduring traditions and new initiatives by important members of the UVA community.

11:00 – 11:45 am

Meet Your Orientation Leader · The Lawn

Team up with your student Orientation Leader on the Lawn and get to know members of your class.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Brunch in Newcomb Dining Room

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Dean’s Address and Course Advising Workshops

Meet with a dean from your school of enrollment to learn about academic requirements.  Work with Orientation Leaders and faculty advisors to build your fall course schedule. If available, be sure to bring your credit evaluation of transcripts, SAT II, AP, IB and language placement exam scores. Students in the College of Arts & Sciences MUST bring a hard copy/printed version of courses you have pre-selected in the Student Information System (SIS) and placed in your shopping cart.

  • Arts & Sciences: Newcomb Theater
  • Arts & Sciences Echols Scholars: Chemistry 304 (Session A only) / Monroe 130 (Sessions B & C only)
  • Arts & Sciences Transition Students: Minor 125 (Session A only)
  • Arts & Sciences Student Athletes: Clark 108 (Session A only)
  • Engineering & Applied Science: Mechanical Engineering 205
  • Nursing: Claude Moore Nursing Education G010 (Session A only)
  • Architecture: Campbell 158 (Session B only)
  • Education: Ruffner 237 (Session D only)
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Hoos Got Your Back! · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Join a conversation with the University’s Dean of Students on what it means to be part of the diverse community of trust at UVA.

5:15 – 6:15 pm

Dinner in Newcomb 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 · Alderman Road Residences

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

9:00 – 11:00 pm

UVA After Hours – Late Night Fun at the AFC · Aquatic and Fitness Center

Join classmates and Orientation Leaders for an evening of music and food, inner tube water polo, Zumba, and more!

Day Two

8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast in Observatory Hill Dining Room

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Course Registration

During your assigned time, bring your course selections to the following locations to register for courses.  Language placement exam scores will only be distributed during this time in the Newcomb LGBT Resource Center (located on the Lower Level of Newcomb Hall).

  • Arts & Sciences: Newcomb LGBT Resource Center, Lower Level Newcomb Hall
  • Engineering & Applied Science: Mechanical Engineering 213
  • Nursing: Claude Moore Nursing Education-See course registration sheet for exact location  (Session A only)
  • Architecture: Campbell-Elmaleh Gallery (Session B only)
  • Education: Ruffner 237 (Session D only)
2:30 – 5:00 pm

Check-Out · Student Activities Building and The Forum at Observatory Hill

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

Check-out is a two-step process at two different locations.  Students will turn in swipe/access card, register for UVA Alerts (an emergency text messaging system), and pick up their class t-shirt at the Student Activities Building and also, as assigned, pick up their student ID card from The Forum at Observatory Hill (located in the Alderman Road Residence Area).  Please note: students who do not turn in their swipe/access card at check-out will be charged a $40 fee.

Day Two Additional Programming Opportunities

8:30 – 9:15 am

Pre-Health Advising Information Session · Newcomb Theater

Learn about resources and services to successfully start your journey as a Pre-Health Hoo.

9:30 – 10:15 am

All You Need to Know About Computers and Textbooks at UVA · Newcomb Theater

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

10:00 am

Bus Tour of Grounds

Meet Orientation Leaders outside of Observatory Hill Dining Room.

Take a tour of Grounds on a University Transit bus led by Orientation Leaders.
10:00 am

Walking Tours of Classroom Buildings

Meet Orientation Leader on the steps of Old Cabell Hall.

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

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.

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Dining Services and Cavalier Advantage Information Session · Newcomb Theater

Learn more about UVA's meal plan options, Plus Dollars and how to get the most out of your Cavalier Advantage card.

10:30 – 1:30 pm

Brunch in Newcomb Dining Room

11:00 – 11:30 am

Library Tour · Harrison Small Special Collections Library

Join us for a walking tour of three of UVA's 13 libraries. Get a glimpse of some of our 5.5 million books and find out where many students work, study, and create using cutting-edge technology. The tour starts with a visit to the Harrison Small Special Collections Library to see a few of our one-of-a-kind items, including a rare example of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence.

12:00 – 4:00 pm

Residence Hall Open House

Visit rooms in the McCormick Road and Gooch residential areas.   See map for exact locations.

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Fraternity and Sorority Life at UVA · Newcomb Theater

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

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, UVA Career Center, Student Health, the International Studies Office, University Bookstore, Cavalier Advantage, Cavalier Computers, Dining, Housing & Residence Life and Information Technology Services.

1:15 – 2:00 pm

Global Pathways Through Education Abroad · Newcomb Theater

As a globally focused institution, UVA supports many opportunities to engage with cultures, languages, and globally relevant topics.  Learn more about creating your global pathway with education/study abroad at UVA.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Curry School of Education Information Session for Parents and Prospective Students · Bavaro Atrium

Learn more about the Curry School's curricula and application procedures for the various degrees offered.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Information Session for Parents and Prospective Students · Garrett Hall building, in the Great Hall

Learn more about the Batten School curricula and application procedures and ask any questions you may have.