These daily schedules from the 2014 session will give you a general outline of what the Orientation program covers. The dates for 2015 orientation on this website are current, and official daily schedules will be posted by mid-May.

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 · Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage and Student Activities Building

Park at the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage, then shuttle to the Student Activities Building. Pick up orientation materials while your student signs in, and picks up his/her student ID, as assigned, in The Forum at Observatory Hill (located in the Alderman Road Residential Area).

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

Hoos Movin' In · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

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 and The Forum at Observatory Hill

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

Your student should turn in his/her swipe/access card, register for U.Va. Emergency text messaging and pick up student ID card as assigned 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

9:00 – 10:00 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.

9:30 – 10:30 am

Health and Wellness at U.Va. · Newcomb Kaleidoscope

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. 


Money Matters · Newcomb Theater

Members of the Student Financial Services team will discuss how to best stay informed about tuition payment options and more.  There will be an opportunity to ask specific questions regarding financing your student’s education.

10:00 am
11:00 am

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

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

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 · 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 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 – 12:15am

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

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

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 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, University Career Services, Student Health, International Studies Office, The Bookstore, Cavalier Advantage, Cavalier Computers, Dining, Housing & Residence Life, and Information Technology Services (ITS).

1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

College of Arts & Sciences Information Session · Monroe 130

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

2:00 – 3:00 pm

School of Engineering and Applied Science Information Session · Mechanical Engineering 205

Learn more about the engineering program from faculty and students, and ask any questions you may have.  

2:00 – 3:00 pm

School of Nursing Information Session (Session A Only) · Claude Moore Nursing Education 1120

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 B 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.

3:00 – 4:00 pm

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

Learn more about the Curry’s Schools curricula and application procedures for the various degrees offered.

3:00 – 4:00 pm

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

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