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.

Session J · Wednesday, August 19

9:00 – 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 – 1:00 pm

Check-In · Ern Commons-Alderman Road Residential 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.

UVAExpress. International students and guests participating in Session J can take advantage of UVAExpress, a free, coordinated bus transportation and hospitality program for international students from Dulles International Airport in Washington, and DC to the University of Virginia on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday August 18, 2015 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 – 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 20

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 U.Va. 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: Ruffner 302
Architecture: Campbell Shure Insight Lab
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

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Fun at the AFC/Evening Activities · Aquatic and Fitness Center

Join classmates and Orientation Leaders for an evening of fun activities!

Friday, August 21

8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast · Observatory Hill Dining Room

9:00 – 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.

9:00 – 12:00 pm

Student Health Medical Records Consultation Hours · Elson Student Health Center, 400 Brandon Ave

Students who have not submitted a Pre-Entrance Health form need to visit Student Health during these hours to turn in your forms. You must have your forms in 2 days prior to any immunization appointment at Student Health.

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Student Life at U.Va. · 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 21 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, U.Va. 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 Commons

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.