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.

Final Session

If you are an incoming transfer student starting in the McIntire School of Commerce in the fall, please visit the following website for your Orientation Schedule: Commerce Connections Transfer Orientation.

Wednesday – Friday, August 17 – 19

Wednesday, August 17
& Thursday, August 18
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Friday, August 19
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Health Medical Records Drop-Off Hours · Elson Student Health Center, 400 Brandon Ave

If you have not yet submitted your Pre-Entrance Health form or the copy of your Immunization Booklet, please visit Student Health during these days and hours to turn in your forms. Please submit your forms no later than two days prior to any immunization appointment at Student Health.

Wednesday, August 17

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

International Studies Office Open House · Minor 208

Stop by the International Studies Office to meet the ISO staff. Bring your legal documents to be photocopied. Light refreshments will be served.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Check-In · Ern Commons, Alderman Road Residence Area

Park in the Slaughter Recreation Center lot and then walk over to Ern Commons to sign in, pick up orientation/academic information and your student ID. Move directly into your assigned housing.

UVA Express. International students and guests participating in the final Orientation Session can take advantage of UVA Express, a free, coordinated bus transportation and hospitality program for international students from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC to the University of Virginia on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Make sure to register on the UVA Express website.

The program is coordinated by the University of Virginia's Office of Engagement. It is financially supported by a UVA alumnus in Singapore and the UVA Parents Committee.

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Dinner in Newcomb Dining Room

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Welcome Dinner for International Students and Parents · Slaughter Recreational Center

International first-year and transfer students and their families are invited to a casual dinner. Hosted by the University’s Office of Engagement, guests will have the opportunity to meet University faculty and staff, key University leaders, new classmates and their families and student leaders.  Please consider public transportation, walking or a taxi. Limited parking is available.  If you would like to attend, please register by August 13 at

Thursday, August 18

9:00 – 9:45 am

Continental Breakfast · Old Cabell Hall Portico

9:45 – 10:30 am

Welcome Address · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

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

10:30 – 11:15 am

Meet Your Orientation Leaders · The Lawn

Team up with your student Orientation Leader on the Lawn and get to know members of your class. (Rain Sites: Various Locations)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch · Newcomb Dining Room

1:00 – 3:00 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 review your fall course schedule. If available, be sure to bring your credit evaluation of transcripts, SAT II, AP, IB and language placement exam scores

Arts & Sciences: Chemistry 402
Education: Memorial Gym 207
Architecture: Campbell Shure Insight Lab 220B
Engineering & Applied Science First Years: Mechanical Engineering 205
Engineering & Applied Science Transfers: Mechanical Engineering 339

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Academic Support Resource Panel · Newcomb South Meeting Room

Hear from various offices that provide academic support to international students.   

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Dinner · Newcomb Dining Room

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Student Leader Meet and Greet · Aquatic and Fitness Center

7:00 – 9:00 pm

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

Join classmates and Orientation Leaders for an evening of fun activities, including a Zumba class, basketball, swimming and snacks.

Friday, August 19

8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast · Observatory Hill Dining Room

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Engineering & Applied Science Course Schedule Review and Registration · Mechanical Engineering 213

Students will bring course selections and register for courses. For first-year SEAS students only.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Life at UVA · Newcomb Theater

Ask a panel of Orientation Leaders questions about acclimating to student life.

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch · Newcomb Dining Room

2:30 – 5:00 pm

Mandatory Meeting for International Students with the International Studies Office · Chemistry 402

Join the International Studies Office for an introduction to programs and services, an overview of regulatory requirements, and a panel of representatives from offices that provide support to international students.

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Dinner · Observatory Hill Dining Room


Friday, August 19 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.

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Resource Fair · Newcomb Ballroom

Participants include offices such as the Office of the Dean of Students, Office of African-American Affairs, UVA Career Center, Student Health, and the International Studies Office.

1:30 – 2:30 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.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Tour of Classroom Buildings · Old Cabell Hall Steps

Take a tour of University classrooms and buildings.