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.
Transfer Parent and Guest · July 20: Session E & July 21: Session F
Check the Parents section of the website for information on evening activities in the Charlottesville area.
- 7:30 – 8:30 am
Check-In · Student Activities Building
Pick up orientation materials and enjoy a light breakfast while your student signs in.
- 9:00 – 9:45 am
Welcome Address · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Hear about enduring traditions and new initiatives by important U.Va. community members including the Vice President & Chief Student Affairs Officer.
- 9:45 – 10:15 am
Parents as Partners · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Allen Groves - Associate Vice President and University Dean of StudentsJoin 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.
- 10:15 – 10:45 am
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.
- 10:45 – 11:30 am
Health and Wellness at U.Va. · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
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 and insurance requirements, and confidentiality.
- 11:30 – 2:00 pm
Lunch in Newcomb Dining Room
- 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Check-Out/ID Distribution · The Forum at Observatory Hill
Check-Out will not begin before 2:00 pm.
Your student should pick up his/her student ID in The Forum (located in the Alderman Road Residential Area). Please note: student IDs will only be available for pick up during check-out. Also, if your student stays overnight, s/he must check out the following morning by 11 am at Conference Services in Page Residence Hall on Bonnycastle Drive, off McCormick Road.
Additional Programming Opportunities
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm
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.
- 12:30 – 1:30 pm (Session F only)
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.
- 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Money Matters · Newcomb Kaleidoscope
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.
- 1:00 – 2:00 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.
- 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 in the Great Hall
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.
- 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, U.Va. 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 in Observatory Hill Dining Room