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.

Transfer · July 21: Session E & July 22: Session F

7:30 – 8:30 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 to sign in, pick up orientation and academic information, and enjoy a light breakfast.  For those who need overnight accommodations, pick up swipe/access cards.

9:00 – 9:45 am

Welcome Address · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

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

10:00 am – 12:00 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 build your fall course schedule. If available, be sure to bring credit evaluation of transcripts, SAT II, AP, IB and language placement exam scores. Students in the College of Arts & Sciences MUST bring a hard copy/printed version of courses you have pre-selected in the Student Information System (SIS) and placed in your shopping cart.

  • Arts & Sciences: Wilson 402
  • Education: Ruffner 237 (Session E only)
  • Nursing: Claude Moore Nursing Education 1110 (Session E only)
  • Batten: Garrett Hall, Second Floor, 200A (Session E only)
11:30 am – 2:00 pm (Session E Only)

College of Arts & Sciences Department Meetings · Various Locations

Incoming College of Arts & Sciences Third Years meet with a representative from the department in which you plan to declare your major.

11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Lunch in Newcomb Dining Room

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Course Registration

During your assigned time, bring your course selections to the following locations to register for courses. 

  • Arts & Sciences: Newcomb LGBT Resource Center, Lower Level Newcomb Hall
  • Curry School of Education: Ruffner 237 (Session E only)
  • Nursing: Claude Moore Nursing Education 1110 (Session E only)
2:00 – 5:00 pm

Check-Out/ID Distribution · The Forum at Observatory Hill

Check-out will not begin before 2:00 pm.

Students will pick up their student ID in The Forum at Observatory Hill (located in Alderman Road Residence Area).  Please note: student IDs will only be available for pick up during check-out.  *If you stay overnight, you must check out the following morning by 11:00 am at Conference Services in Gibbons House, located at 425 Tree House Drive, off Alderman Road.

Additional Programming Opportunities

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Pre-Health Advising Information Session · Newcomb Theater

Learn about resources and services to successfully start your journey as a Pre-Health Hoo.

12:30 – 1:30 pm (Session F Only)

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.

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Money Matters · Newcomb Kaleidoscope

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 education.

1:00 – 2:00 pm

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

Learn more about the Curry School's curricula and application procedures for the various degrees offered.

1:00 – 2:00 pm (Session F Only)

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.

1:30 – 2:15 pm

Walking Tours of Classroom Buildings

Meet Orientation Leaders on the 3rd floor terrace of Newcomb Hall.

Take a tour of University classroom buildings.
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Resource Fair · Newcomb Ballroom

Participants include offices such as: Office of the Dean of Students, Office of African-American Affairs, UVA Career Center, Student Health, the International Studies Office, University Bookstore, Cavalier Advantage, Cavalier Computers, Dining, Housing & Residence Life and Information Technology Services.

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Optional Dinner · Observatory Hill Dining Room