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

First Year Parent and Guest · Day One

Check the Parents section of the website for information on evening activities in the Charlottesville area.

7:30 am – 10:15 am

Check-In · Student Activities Building

Sign in, have your student’s ID photo taken in Runk Green Room (located in Herford Residential Complex), and pick up orientation information.

11:00 – 12:15 pm

Lunch in Newcomb Dining Room

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Welcome Address · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Hear about enduring traditions from important members of the U.Va. community including the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer.

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Parents as Partners · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Join the University’s Dean of Students for a candid discussion of how the University interacts with students and parents, and what you can expect as your student navigates the college experience at U.Va.

2:30 – 3:00 pm

U.Va. Students: Is Everybody Drinking? · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Do you know what U.Va. students really do on the weekends? Learn to distinguish fact from myth during an interactive session sponsored by the Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Move-In Day and Beyond · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Come hear representatives from Housing and Residence Life answer questions and discuss what to expect on Move-In Days and during your student’s first year living on Grounds.

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Parent/Guest Reception · Alumni Hall

Mingle with other parents, talk with Student Affairs representatives and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres. Co-sponsored by Vice-President and Chief Student Affairs Office, UVaFamilies, and U.Va. Parents’ Committee.

Day Two

2:30 – 5:00 pm

Check-Out · Student Activities Building

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

Students will turn in keys and register for U.Va. Emergency Alerts text messaging and pick up their student ID at Runk Green Room (located in Hereford Residential Complex).  Please note: students who do not turn in keys will be charged a $135 fee.

Day Two Additional Programming Opportunities

9:30 – 10:30 am

Health and Wellness at U.Va. · Newcomb South Meeting Room

Representatives of the Department of Student Health, including Counseling and Psychological Services, will present important information about health services, immunization and insurance requirements, and confidentiality.  Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation.


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 – 11:30 am

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

Learn more about U.Va’s meal plan options, Plus Dollars and how students can get the most out of their Cavalier Advantage card.

11:00 – 11:30am

Library Tour · Clemons Library

Join us for a walking tour of three of UVA’s 13 libraries. Get a glimpse of some of our 5.2 million books and find out where many students work, study, and create using cutting-edge technology. The tour ends with a visit to the 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.

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 students can get the most out of U.V.a.'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, International Studies Office, The Bookstore, Cavalier Advantage, Cavalier Computers, Dining, Housing & Residence Life, and Information Technology Services (ITS).

2:00 – 3:00 pm

College of Arts & Sciences Information Session · Monroe 130

Learn more about the College’s curricula from a dean and ask any outstanding questions.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

School of Engineering and Applied Science Information Session · Rice 130

Learn more about the engineering program from faculty and students, and ask any outstanding questions.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

School of Nursing Information Session (Session B Only) · Claude Moore Nursing Education 1110

Learn more about the nursing program from faculty and ask any outstanding questions.

From Central Grounds take the Outer U-Loop bus route to get to the Nursing School.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

School of Architecture Information Session (Session C Only) · Campbell 158

Learn more about the architecture program and ask any outstanding questions.

From Central Grounds take the Inner U-Loop bus route to get to the Architecture School.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Curry School of Education Information Session (Session D Only) · Bavaro 306

Learn more about the Curry School and ask any outstanding questions you may have.

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.