The following preliminary schedules for summer 2016 will provide you with an outline of what is covered in your Orientation program. The schedules will be updated continuously throughout the summer.
Transfer Parent and Guest · July 21: Session E & July 22: 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 · Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage and Student Activities Building
Park at the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage, then shuttle to the 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
Pat Lampkin - Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
Hear about enduring traditions and new initiatives by important UVA 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 UVA · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
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 UVA · 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 am – 12:15 pm
Connecting College and Career · Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Rachel Most - Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs
Everette Fortner - Associate Vice President, Career & Professional Developmen
Learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences curricula and how students use the liberal arts degree.
- 11:30 am – 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 at Observatory Hill (located in the Alderman Road Residence 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 11:00 am at Conference Services in Gibbons House, located at 425 Tree House Drive, off Alderman Road.
Additional Programming Opportunities
- 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
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
Catherine Brighton - Associate Dean of Academic Programs and 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 building, 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, 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 in Observatory Hill Dining Room