The following schedules for summer 2015 will provide you with a general outline of what is covered in your Orientation program. The schedules will be updated continuously throughout the summer.

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 Residential 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 8:00am

10:15 – 11:00 am

Welcome Address · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Hear about enduring traditions and new initiatives by important members of the U.Va. 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 – 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: Chemistry 402
  • Arts & Sciences Echols Scholars: Monroe 130 (Session A, B, & C only)
  • Arts & Sciences Transition Students: Chemistry 304 (Session B only)
  • Arts & Sciences Student Athletes: Newcomb Theater (Session B only)
  • Engineering & Applied Science: Mechanical Engineering 205
  • Nursing: Claude Moore Nursing Education G120 (Session A only)
  • Architecture: Campbell 158 (Session B only)
  • Education: Ruffner 302 (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 U.Va.

5:15 – 6:15 pm

Dinner in Newcomb Dining Room

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Student Life at U.Va.

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

Fun at the AFC/ Evening Activities · 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 – 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 MAC Lab (located on the Lower Level of Newcomb Hall).

  • Arts & Sciences: Newcomb Hall MAC Lab (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-Shure Insight Lab (Session B only)
  • Education: Ruffner 302 (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 U.Va. 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 (located in the Alderman Road Residential 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

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.

10:00 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 am & 11:00 am

All You Need to Know About Computers and Textbooks at U.V.a · Newcomb Commonwealth Room

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

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 the most out of your Cavalier Advantage card.

11:00 – 11:30am

Library Tour · Harrison Small Special Collections Library

Join us for a walking tour of three of U.Va.’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.

10:30 – 1:30 pm

Brunch in Newcomb Dining Room

11:45 – 12:30pm

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

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

12:00 – 4:00 pm

Residence Hall Open House · Kent 117 & 122

Visit a room in the McCormick Road residential area.   See map for exact location.

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

1:15 – 2:00pm

Global Pathways Through Education Abroad · Newcomb Theater

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

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 Commons

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