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 Parent and Guest · Day One

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

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. 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).

9:00 – 10:30 am

Open House/Tours · Various Locations

See handout for details.

10:30 – 11:45 am

Brunch in Newcomb Dining Room

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Welcome Address · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Pat Lampkin - Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
Jeff Legro - Vice Provost for Global Affairs

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

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Parents as Partners · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Allen Groves - Associate Vice President and University Dean of Students

Join the University’s Dean of Students for a candid conversation of how the University interacts with students and parents and what to expect as your student navigates the college experience. 
1:00 – 1:45 pm

Not on Our Grounds: Safety at U.Va. · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Nicole Thomas - Program Coordinator for Prevention
Nicole Eramo - Associate Dean of Students
Susie Bruce - Director, Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Ben Rexrode - University Police Department

Hear from a panel of University representatives about current safety initiatives and how the University works to educate students about safety and prevention resources available on and off Grounds.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Hoos Movin’ In · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Andy Petters - Assistant Dean of Students

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.

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Supporting Your Student’s Career Aspirations · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

Everette Fortner - Associate Vice President, Career & Professional Development

Hear about the career development process used at the University’s Career Center, get an overview of the services available, and learn strategies to engage your student in discussions about his/her interests, skills, and aspirations.

4:00 – 5:30 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.

Check out is a two-step process at two different locations.  Your student should turn in his/her swipe/access card, register for U.Va. Alerts (an emergency text messaging system), and pick up his/her class t-shirt at the Student Activities Building and also, as assigned, pick up his/her 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

9:00 – 10:00 am

Connecting College and Career · Monroe 130

Rachel Most - Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs

Learn more about the College of Arts & Science’s curricula and how students use the liberal arts degree.

9:30 – 10:30 am

Health and Wellness at U.Va. · Newcomb Kaleidoscope

Chris Holstege - Executive Director, Elson Student Health Center

Representatives of the Department of Student Health, including Counseling and Psychological Services, will present important information about health services, immunization, insurance requirements, and confidentiality. 

10:00 – 11:00 am

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

Rebecca Leonard - Associate Dean for Student Services

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

10:00 am & 11:00 am

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

Jeff Kennedy - Marketing Manager, U.Va. Bookstore

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

10:30 – 11:15am

Money Matters · Newcomb Theater

Sarah Doran - Assistant Director, Student Financial Services

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.

10:30 – 1:30 pm

Brunch in Newcomb Dining Room

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

Todd Burks - Library Specialist Senior

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 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.

11:45 – 12:30pm

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

Hal Turner - Assistant Dean & Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

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 – 2:00 pm

Global Pathways Through Education Abroad · Newcomb Theater

Stacey Hansen - Senior Education Abroad Advisor, Operations Coordinator

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

2:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Lisa Lampe - Director of Undergraduate Success

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

Teresa Carroll - Senior Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services

Learn more about the nursing program from faculty and deans and ask any questions you may have. 

Take the Outer U-Loop or Green route bus to get to the Nursing School.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Betsey Roettger - Assistant Dean of Students and Community Engagement

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

Take the Inner U-Loop bus route to get to the Architecture School.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Cheryl Gittens - Director of Student Affairs

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

Kellie Sauls - Director of Financial Aid and Admissions

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