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

Session H · Wednesday, August 21

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
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Check-In · Ern Commons-Alderman Road Residential Area

Sign in, have student ID photo taken, pick up Orientation and academic information, and then move directly into your assigned housing.

UVAExpress. International students and guests participating in Session H can take advantage of UVAExpress, a free, coordinated bus transportation and hospitality program for international students from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC and Charlottesville Airport to the University of Virginia on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday August 20, 2013 Make sure to register on the UVAExpress website.

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

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. Please refer to this schedule only.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner · Newcomb Dining Room

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome Dinner for International Students and Parents · Alumni Hall Ballroom

International first-year and transfer students and their families are invited to a casual dinner at Alumni Hall. 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 Friday, August 16 at

Questions should be directed to Beverly Wakefield at or call 1-434-243-2202.

Thursday, August 22

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Continental Breakfast · Old Cabell Hall Foyer

9:45 am – 10:30 am

Welcome Address · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

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

10:30 am – 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 Scheduling Workshops

Meet with a dean from your school of enrollment who will present academic requirements and work with Orientation Leaders and faculty members to review your fall course schedule.   If possible, bring transcripts, SAT II, AP, and language placement exam scores.

Engineering and Applied Science  First Years: Rice 130
Engineering and Applied Science Transfers: Mechanical Engineering 341

All Other Students: Chemistry 402
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Life as an Undergraduate International Student · Newcomb South Meeting Room

Hear about cultural adjustment, classroom etiquette, peer relationships, and social activities from members of the Mentoring and International eXchange Program (MIX) and the Global Student Council.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dinner · Newcomb Dining Room

Friday, August 23

8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast · Observatory Hill Dining Room

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Health Medical Records Consultation Hours · Student Health 400 Brandon Ave

If you have not already turned in your Pre-Entrance Health form, please take advantage of these consultation hours and visit Medical Records to submit your forms. You must have your forms in 2 days prior to any immunization appointment at Student Health.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Students will bring course selections and register for courses.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Life at UVA · Newcomb Theatre

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

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch · Newcomb Dining Room

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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

If you are an international student – no matter what your visa status, you must attend this session. Please bring your passport, visa, I-94, and I-20 or DS-2019 (if applicable).
Hear about legal issues concerning your status as an international student.

Failure to attend will result in a course registration block and potential loss of legal status.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner · Newcomb Dining Room

6:30 pm

Walking Tour of Downtown Mall for International Students · Observatory Hill- Grassy Lawn Area

Take a tour of the Charlottesville downtown area led by the MIX students.

Friday, August 23 Additional Programming Opportunities

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Resource Fair · Newcomb Ballroom

Participants include offices such as the Office of the Dean of Students, Office of African-American Affairs, University Career Services, and the International Studies Office.

1:00 – 2:00 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.

1:00 pm – 2:00 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.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tour of Classroom Buildings · Old Cabell Hall Steps

Take a tour of University classrooms and buildings.