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 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 Students

Join 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

Susie Bruce - Director, Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Ben Rexrode - Police Officer, 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 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

Sarah Doran - Assistant Director, Student Financial Services
Chris Doran - Communications Manager, 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

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