Date: December 27, 2006
To: Parents of Fourth-Year Students
From: Patricia M. Lampkin
Subject: Graduation and other topics
Dear Parents of Fourth-Year Students:
Happy new year! 2007 will always be a special year for those students who
are graduating in May. Below is some preliminary information and a Web site
link to help you as you plan for this memorable weekend.
As always, please let us know how we can be of assistance to you, and best
wishes to you and your extended family for a happy, healthy 2007.
Patricia M. Lampkin
Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
Thinking Ahead to May?
The spring semester typically flies by, and before long the University will
be joining in Final Exercises, set for the weekend of May 19-20, 2007.
General information about the weekend is available
new information about the weekend becomes available, the site will be
updated, so be sure you check back often. Details on parking, seating,
degree ceremonies, regalia rental - all this and more will be posted on the
If you need lodging for the weekend and have not yet made reservations, you
will want to do that as soon as possible. For information on area hotels and
room availability, contact the
County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 434/293-6789 or
877/386-1102. The University also maintains a list of local hotels
In addition, the Conference Services office at U.Va. makes student suites
available to families of graduates. Up to 10 persons can stay in one suite.
The rooms are located in the Alderman Road Residence Area. Conference
Services is still finalizing cost and other details for this May, but if you
are interested in being placed on a waiting list to receive more
information, please contact the office by
e-mail or by
telephone at 434/924-4479. Once information becomes available, it will be
posted on the Web.
Give Your U.Va. Graduate the World: A Post-Graduation Trip to Europe
"Europe 101" is an exclusive U.Va. trip offered by Cavalier Travels. A great
post-graduate holiday, it is designed for recent graduates and young alumni
to experience the best of London, Paris and Amsterdam without having to
worry about details and reservations. U.Va. staff will be along to provide
help wherever needed. Cavalier Travels is the University's travel program
for alumni, family, parents, and friends. All U.Va. parents and family
members are invited to attend Cavalier Travels programs. More information is