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U.Va.’s Class Of 2009 To Arrive On Saturday, Aug. 20

August 16, 2005 -- The University of Virginia is ready to take on a new academic year, beginning on Saturday, Aug. 20, with the arrival of students of the Class of 2009. An estimated 3,400 students — 3,100 first-years and 300 transfers — will arrive in Charlottesville ready to begin their academic trek.

New students will begin arriving as early as 7:30 a.m. on Saturday to move into their residence halls. U.Va. Police officials said they expect about 10,000 to 15,000 people and 5,000 to 8,000 cars to arrive on Grounds throughout the day. U.Va. Police officers will be on duty from 6 a.m. until late afternoon to assist with traffic along Emmet Street and McCormick and Alderman Roads.

University President John T. Casteen III will address parents on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. On Sunday at 6 p.m., Convocation and Honor Induction will begin on the Lawn (Rain site: University Hall). President Casteen also will host a reception at his home at Carr’s Hill at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MOVE-IN & ORIENTATION:

SATURDAY, AUG. 20

8 a.m.-4 p.m.   Students move into residence halls. Upper-class student greeters will be available in the first-year residential areas to help students move into their rooms.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.   Resource Fair for parents, first-years and transfers (Aquatic & Fitness Center)
Representatives from various University offices will be present to answer questions. Cold drinks will be provided.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Say CHEESE! Student IDs prepared and distributed (Webb Residence Hall Lounge)

2-3 p.m. Presidential address for parents (Old Cabell Hall Auditorium)

3:15-4 p.m.  Welcome addresses/receptions for parents from U.Va. school deans

School of Architecture: Campbell Hall 153

College of Arts & Sciences: Old Cabell Hall Auditorium

School of Engineering & Applied Science: Thornton Hall,

Darden Court (Rain Site: Arcade/A-Wing).

SUNDAY, AUG. 21

6-8 p.m.   Convocation & Honor Induction. The Lawn. (Rain site: University Hall)

9:30 p.m.- midnight    Block Party. Scott Stadium and Aquatic & Fitness Center

First-year students will be shown the student seating section in the stadium, then they will meet on Whitehead Road in front of the Aquatic & Fitness Center for a party.

MONDAY, AUG. 22

9-11:15 a.m.   “Difference Voices, Common Threads” and “Grounds for Discussion.” Skits about University life. Old Cabell Hall Aud.

1-2 p.m. “The First Lecture Series” with Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Old Cabell Hall.

2:15-3 p.m.   Concurrent “Explorations” lectures:
“Consumption and Environment,” 402 Wilson Hall;

“Ethics, Human Rights and Global Health: How Can We Resolve Bioethical Dilemmas?”
402 Chemistry Building; and
“The College Curriculum as a Model of U.S. Culture,” 130 Gilmer Hall.

4-6 p.m.   President’s Reception. Carr’s Hill.

TUESDAY, AUG. 23

9-11:15 a.m.   “Difference Voices, Common Threads” and “Grounds for Discussion.” Skits about University life. Old Cabell Hall Aud.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Student Activities Fair. McIntire Amphitheater. (Rain site: Student Activity Building)

2-4:15 p.m.   “Different Voices, Common Threads.” and “Grounds for Discussion.” Skits about University life. Old Cabell Hall Aud.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24

Classes Begin

6:30-8 p.m.   Garden Party for Transfer Students. Pavilion Garden V. (Rain site: Newcomb Hall Main Lounge)

8-9:30 p.m.    Rotunda Sing. A cappella groups will perform on the Rotunda steps. (Rain date: Sept.  3)
Lawn Welcome Reception
to follow.

For a complete schedule of student move-in day and orientation activities, visit Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/orientation/.

FUTURE EVENTS:

Sept. 3.         First U.Va. home football game. 6 p.m.

Oct. 21.         Fall Convocation.

Oct. 21-23.    Family Weekend.

Nov. 19-27.    Thanksgiving Break.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit the Orientation and New Student Programs Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/orientation/ or contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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