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Welcome


To New Students of the University: I write to welcome you to the University of Virginia. We who work and live here are pleased that you have chosen to become part of this special community. Soon you will take your place among us, where you will have the opportunity to broaden yourselves intellectually and personally, and to contribute to the community’s growth—just as it will shape your growth in significant ways. You are joining a community that has high standards for integrity, civility, trust, and respect for others. By choosing Virginia, you embrace these values along with us. The University’s founder envisioned this as a place of learning where education complements the basic principles of the new American republic. Belief in individual freedom and self-responsibility endows students here with strength and purpose. You will find that 3


individual students can and do make a difference. Plan now to be involved actively in your education, and you will contribute to make the University in your time what Thomas Jefferson intended that it should be—a community in which students learn to be free, independent, and capable citizens. Enrolling here involves some administrative tasks. This book describes these tasks and their related deadlines. You can sign up for most services, such as housing and dining, on the Web. Please read the information carefully and respond by the deadlines indicated so that you can receive essential services.

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I look forward to seeing you at Opening Convocation for new students on Sunday, August 23. Convocation begins at 6:00 in the evening on the Lawn. Until then, congratulations on your admission to the University, and best wishes at this exciting time in your life. Sincerely,

John T. Casteen III President


Contents Orientation  7 Housing  13 Dining   21 Student Health  24 Cavalier Advantage   28 UVa Bookstores   30 Cavalier Computers  33 Information Technology Services  34 For Musicians  37 Traditions  38 Lingo  42

Photographs: Cade Martin, Dan Addison, Tom Cogill, Jane Haley, Peggy Harrison, Blake Sirach


Orientation Orientation is where you will learn about the University, ask questions, meet with an academic advisor, sign up for classes, and get to know your fellow classmates. You will have the chance to speak with representatives from various offices, including housing and dining. Additionally, you will take care of many logistical details, like familiarizing yourself with Grounds and getting your student ID. We will take your student ID picture at Check In, and you can pick up your ID either the next day at Check Out or at the beginning of the fall semester. Try not to lose your ID because there is a $15 replacement fee. Sign up for an orientation session as soon as you know your summer plans because sessions are filled on a firstcome, first-served basis. In addition, you must attend Orientation Staff: Orientation Coordinator Timothy Eckert, Assistant Director Sally Kline Armentrout, Director Tabitha A. Enoch

virginia.edu/orientation/summer an orientation session that corresponds with your school, year, and program (e.g., third-year CLAS transfers can only attend Session H). However, if you are an international student, an American living abroad, or live a great distance from Virginia, it may be more convenient to attend Session L, which is just prior to Move-In Day. Don’t worry about course availability if you choose to attend a later session. We reserve spaces in classes that are popular for first-year students and release them incrementally throughout the summer. For example, your chances of successfully adding into CHEM 1410 are just as good in Session G as they are in Session A. The cost of Summer Orientation is $190 for First-Years and $150 for Transfers. This cost will be included in the tuition and fees bill you receive in July. 7


Guests. While at Summer Orientation, parents and guests who opt to attend participate in a parallel program that answers questions about University resources, including billing and student accounts, health and safety, student life, and more. Each student is limited to two guests. All of the sessions are targeted toward parents and guests, so we are unable to provide daycare services for younger siblings. The orientation guest fee is $65 per person. This fee covers parking, transportation, meals, and program materials. Parents and guests are responsible for their own overnight accommodations. For a list of hotels offering discounted room rates during Summer Orientation, please see the Summer Orientation website.

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Housing for Students During Orientation. Firstyear students will be provided with overnight accommodations in the Hereford Complex on Day One of orientation. Transfer students needing overnight accommodations at the end of Session H or J may take advantage of optional one-night housing in the Hereford Complex for an additional $39, payable at Check In. Architecture School transfer students will be provided housing during Session B.


Session

Dates

School/Program

A

June 22 – June 23  

CLAS, SEAS, bridge program

B

June 25 – June 26 

CLAS, SARC, SARC transfers, echols scholars

C

June 29 – June 30

CLAS, SEAS

D

July 6 – July 7 

CLAS, NURS, rainey acadmic program, transition program

E

July 9 – July 10  

CLAS, SEAS, rodman scholars

F

July 13 – July 14 

CLAS, echols scholars

G

July 16 – July 17

CLAS, SEAS, echols

H

July 20

third-year CLAS, COMM, EDUC, NURS

J

July 21

second-year CLAS, SEAS

K

July 23 – July 24 

CLAS, SEAS

L*

August 19 – August 21  

international student session

*  Session L is limited to International and American Students Living Abroad or those traveling great distances. Contact Orientation and New Student Programs for more information.

CLAS / College of Arts & Sciences COMM / McIntire School of Commerce EDUC / Curry School of Education

NURS / School of Nursing SARC / School of Architecture SEAS / School of Engineering and Applied Science


Deadlines

virginia.edu/orientation/summer

Register for Orientation

June 1

Housing Application

Optional for Transfers Mandatory for First-Years

Transfer: May 29 First-Year: June 5

College of Arts & Sciences (CLAS) Information Form

All CLAS students must complete a Student Information Form.

June 12

School of Architecture (SARC) Information Form

All sarc students must complete a Student Information Form.

Postmarked by June 16

Dining Contract

Optional for Transfers Mandatory for First-Years

July 28

Tuition and Fees Pre-Entrance Health Record

August 12 All students must mail the completed Health Record and proof of insurance by the deadline or they will incur a registration block and $100 late fee.

Postmarked by August 31


Housing First-Year Housing. All first-year students must live on Grounds in residence halls unless married, a single parent, or a nontraditionally-aged student. By living on-Grounds, residents benefit from living with members of resident staff—upper-class students trained to help in the transition to University life. On-Grounds housing is guaranteed for all first-year students; however, students still need to submit a housing application. Housing Application. The University uses a random process in assigning rooms to first-year students, so students may not choose a specific building or housing area. However, they may indicate in their housing application whether they would prefer to live in first-year housing or one of three residential colleges.

virginia.edu/housing Though smoking is not permitted within any UVa facility, students can specify in their housing application whether they would prefer a non-smoker or smoker for a roommate. They can also request a roommate; the roommate request must be mutual in order to be honored. For special accommodations due to allergies or a disability, students should submit a Student Request Form and appropriate documentation to the Learning Needs Evaluation Center (LNEC) with their housing application. For those who submit their housing application by June 5, housing assignments will be posted online July 2 at 5:00 pm. Students can apply for housing and view their housing assignment by visiting the housing 13


website. The housing website also has more information about specific dorms, including room dimensions, amenities for each dorm, prices, what to bring to make the room more comfortable, and other information to help prepare for Move-In Day on Saturday, August 22. Alderman Road Residence Area. Alderman consists of 12 houses and is situated across from the Aquatic Fitness Center and Scott Stadium. This area houses more than 1600 residents. The buildings are co-ed, single sex by floor. Eleven of the buildings are suitestyle, with five double (some triple) bedrooms, totaling nine to eleven residents. Each suite opens to a balcony and shares a spacious common living area and a bathroom. The remaining buildings are hall style, with rooms opening into a common hallway. Houses: Cauthen, Courtenay, Dunglison, Dunnington, Fitzhugh, Kellogg, Lile, Maupin, Tuttle, Watson, Webb, Woody 14

Hereford Complex. Hereford is a first-year complex comprised of three buildings. Each building houses 95 first-year students in 16 double and 63 single rooms. The buildings are co-ed, single sex by floor, with rooms opening into a common hallway. Two lounges are located on each floor. One lounge in each building is equipped with a sink and microwave. Houses: Johnson, Malone, Weedon McCormick Road Residence Area. The McCormick Road Residence Area houses approximately 1300 students in ten buildings, which accommodate approximately 125 students each. It is centrally located between Emmett Street and Alderman Road. All of the bedrooms are doubles, with the exception of 30 small single rooms located between the hallways of each floor. The buildings are co-ed, single sex by floor. Rooms on a common corridor share a common bathroom. Houses: Bonnycastle, Dabney, Echols, Emmet, Hancock, Humphreys, Kent, Lefevre, Metcalf, Page


Residential Colleges Residential Colleges at UVa are living-learning communities which offer students smaller environments that include first-year and upper-class students. Residents interact with faculty, as each college is directed by a faculty member who lives in the college with his or her family. Coordinators and Directors of Studies are also involved faculty members who help coordinate daily life within the colleges. Opportunities for leadership and involvement are readily available to students in these self-governing communities. Students of all majors and interests are encouraged to apply to any of the residential colleges. Residents pay a residential-college, student-activity fee per semester to cover the cost of student programming. Brown College and the International Residential College require additional applications.

Brown College at Monroe Hill. Brown College was established in 1986 as the first residential college at UVa. Students and faculty live and work in close proximity to one another, fostering a community of acceptance. Arranged in buildings called portals that house approximately 24 students, Brown creates a neighborhood and home at Monroe Hill in the middle of Central Grounds. Forty-eight spaces are reserved for firstyear students each year. Portals: Davis, Gildersleeve, Harrison, Holmes, Long, Mallet, McGuffey, Peters, Rogers, Smith, Tucker, Venable Hereford Residential College. Hereford is a vibrant community located to the west of Scott Stadium. The Norris and Whyburn buildings house students, and

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Vaughan House is the principal’s residence and also has the College’s offices, meeting space, and study lounge. Students in Malone, Weedon, and Johnson can opt-in to the residential college experience by paying the activity and dining fee. Transfer students who apply to live in Hereford will be placed in Gooch/Dillard 388. Houses: Gooch/Dillard 388, Norris, Whyburn International Residential College (IRC): The IRC is a residential college for undergraduate students seeking a global perspective. Of the 300 residents in the IRC, 60 are First Years. The international student population makes up about one third of the total group and represents over 30 countries each year. The IRC, located at the intersection of Emmett Street and Ivy Road, has four buildings, offering a mixture of single and double rooms. The area has several common areas, including common kitchens for resident use. Houses: Gwathmey, Lewis, Munford, Hoxton 16


Transfer Housing The University offers a number of different residence styles and locations for upper-class students. Apartments, single bedrooms in a suite arrangement, residential colleges, and language houses provide a wide variety of experiences for student living. The University encourages transfer students to consider living on-Grounds to ease the transition into the University community and to take advantage of the Residential Program for New Students. Residential Program for New Students. The Residential Program for New Students in Gooch/Dillard is designed to support transfer students through their first year at UVa. It is staffed by Resident Staff members and supported by the Transfer Student Peer Advisors. These two groups of student leaders coordinate events that initiate interaction and involvement among transfer students.

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Other Upper-Class Housing Options. Bice House, Brown Residential College, Copeley Apartments, Faulkner Apartments, French House, German House, Hereford Residential College, International Residential College, Lambeth Field Apartments, Russian House, Shea House, and Spanish House Housing Application. To guarantee an offer, transfer students should submit the housing application by May 29. In the application, along with stating housing preferences, students can specify whether they prefer a nonsmoker or smoker for a roommate. Students can also request a roommate; the roommate request must be mutual in order to be honored. For special accommodations due to allergies or a disability, students should submit a Student Request


Form and appropriate documentation to the Learning Needs Evaluation Center (LNEC) with their housing application. Housing offers will be sent via e-mail during the summer months. Students must accept or decline within one week of the offer being sent, or the offer will be cancelled. As this continues all summer, it is important that students check their UVa e-mail account frequently. For more information on what UVa Housing has to offer, details about the listed on-Grounds housing options, and to apply for housing, visit the housing website. Off-Grounds Housing. Transfer students can also choose to live off Grounds. For more information regarding off-Grounds housing options and what to look for when choosing an apartment, visit offgrounds.com. 19


Dining At UVa, dining plans are convenient and easy to use. There are more than 20 dining locations on Grounds with a range of hours from as early as 7:00 am to as late as 2:00 am. First-Years. All first-year students are required by the University to participate in a dining plan for the entire academic year. First-year students must choose between the Unlimited, Plus 15, or Plus 13 dining plan for their first semester. Each first-year dining plan comes with a weekly allowance of meals that can be used in any of the three dining rooms around Grounds. For their second semester, first-year students can change plans and have the option of choosing the Plus 10 meal plan.

virginia.edu/dining Transfers. Transfer students are only required to purchase a dining plan if they choose to live in a Residential College or Language House. However, many students find that dining plans are easy and offer delicious options. Students don’t have to trek off Grounds for something new, and they can choose plans that fit their schedules. Additionally, UVa Dining adheres to sustainability policies, making it a leader in Green Dining initiatives. Students can minimize their carbon footprint by letting UVa Dining do the cooking, cleaning, recycling, and composting. Transfers can choose between plans that have a weekly allowance of meals or have a set number of meals per semester.

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Residential Dining Rooms. The residential dining rooms offer all-you-can-eat meals with low-fat, vegetarian, and vegan menu options, salad bars, special carved entrees, and regular special events. In case of schedule conflicts with dining room service hours, Dining offers a to-go program at all of the residential dining rooms. A nutritionist is on staff to help students create specialized dining plans to meet their dietary wants and needs. •  Newcomb Dining Room—Located in the heart of Central Grounds on the second floor of Newcomb •  Observatory Hill—Located on the corner of Alderman and McCormick roads in the midst of the first-year residence houses

Plus Dollars. All dining plans come with Plus Dollars—a debit account linked to the University ID that can be used for food purchases at any on-Grounds dining location. Plus Dollars can also be used for purchases from Domino’s Pizza. Retail Locations. Alderman Café, The Castle, C3 Convenience Stores, Crossroads, Fine Arts Café, Greenberry’s at Clark Hall, Java City at the Bookstore, Pavilion XI (The Pav), Poolside Café, West Range Café, and Wilsdorf Café Weekly menus, nutrition information, hours of operation, frequently asked questions, dining-plan details, and contracts are available on the dining website.

•  Runk Hall—Located between the Hereford Complex and Gooch/Dillard

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Student Health The Department of Student Health is not only where students go when sick; it is also a place where students can find the resources necessary for maintaining good health through education and prevention. It is a fully accredited health care facility that provides confidential care to students. Registered students have prepaid for professional care at Student Health; however, there are additional charges for medications, lab tests, supplies for certain treatments, immunizations and allergy injections, and copies of medical records. Scheduling an appointment is encouraged but not mandatory. Student health operates on a triage system in which students can speak with triage nurses who can 24

virginia.edu/studenthealth advise, refer for same-day care, or suggest scheduled appointments. Student Health services include: General Medicine. Physicians and nurse practitioners trained in internal medicine, pediatrics, and family practice provide general medical care and refer for subspecialty care if needed. Gynecology. The staff members of Gynecology diagnose and treat most common gynecologic problems, perform annual exams, provide testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, offer contraceptive counseling and methods, and provide pregnancy testing and counseling.


Counseling and Psychological Services. CAPS provides psychological and psychiatric assessment; individual, couple, and group psychotherapy; psychiatric medication services; emergency walk-in and 24-hour crisis consultation; and consultation to students concerned about their use of alcohol and other drugs. CAPS also provides suicide prevention programming and educational outreach. Learning Needs and Evaluation Center. The LNEC provides a range of services to students with disabilities. Such disabilities may include but are not limited to ( 1 ) vision, hearing, or mobility impairments or ( 2 ) impairment related to a learning, attention, or psychiatric disorder. The LNEC coordinates disability accommodations such as alternate text formats for course materials, peer note-taking, extended time for tests, sign language and other interpreting, and housing arrangements. Preliminary evaluation of academic difficulties is also available to students who are eligible to use Student Health services. Students with disabilities 26

must submit appropriate documentation in support of a request for accommodations. Office of Health Promotion. Health Promotion services include nutrition counseling; HIV counseling; individual consultation; and patient education, group presentations, and workshops on college health issues such as nutrition, tobacco, stress, alcohol, contraception, and sexuality. Allergy Injections. Student Health can administer and store allergy injections for a fee per visit. New students should call for an initial Allergy-Clearance appointment. Students should also bring allergy vials and complete instructions with them. Pharmacy. The Student Health pharmacy accepts prescriptions from both Student Health practitioners and community health-care providers. Over-the-counter medications and contraceptives are also available for purchase.


After Hours Care. When Student Health is closed and students need to speak with someone about an urgent concern or problem, care providers are always oncall through an answering service (434-972-7004). For urgent medical or emotional problems, students may receive care at the UVa Hospital Emergency Room; they will be charged for services received there. In an emergency or life-threatening situation, students should call the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad at 911. Pre-Entrance Health Record. The completed form and a copy of the student’s insurance card must be signed and returned by mail or fax to Student Health by August 31. If not completed and postmarked by August 31, students will incur a course registration block and have to pay a $100 late fee. The form can be downloaded from the Student Health website.

Health Insurance. All students are required by the University to have health insurance, either under a parent’s plan or purchased independently. The requirement assures that resources are available to cover inpatient, specialty care, or expenses related to accidents or injuries. Students should check with their parents; they may already be covered. The University’s endorsed student health plan is Aetna Student Health. For more details about that plan, visit aetnastudenthealth.com. As proof of insurance, all new students must submit a copy of their health insurance card along with their Pre-Entrance Health Record.

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Cavalier Advantage Cavalier Advantage is a debit account on the University ID card that can be used to pay for services around Grounds. There is no need to sign up for an account because it is activated simply by making a deposit. Deposits can be made online, by mail, by phone, or at any of the cash deposit machines around Grounds; there is a $2 transaction fee per deposit. Cash cannot be withdrawn from the Cavalier Advantage account except in the case of graduation or withdrawal from the University.

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virginia.edu/cavalieradvantage Cavalier Advantage is accepted at these locations: •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  • 

UVa Bookstores Cavalier Computers Printing and Copying Services Laundry machines All University Dining Services locations Vending machines University ID Office for replacement ID cards Newcomb Hall Post Office for postage Parking and Transportation for permits, parking garage fees, and parking fines


•  Student Accounts for all charges except for tuition and room and board •  Student Health for prescriptions and professional fees •  Housing for room deposits, lost keys, and damages •  Intramural-Recreational Sports facilities for classes, memberships, and rentals •  University Registrar (UREG) for transcripts •  Newcomb Hall Ticket Office for University Programs Council (UPC) events •  Libraries for fines, printing, and copying •  Art and Architecture Supply Room for supplies


UVa Bookstores

www.bookstore.virginia.edu

In addition to selling new and used copies of required books, the UVa bookstores carry just about every school, office, art, and computer supply. Moreover, since the bookstores are University owned, profits are returned to the University in the form of student programming and need-based scholarships.

dry cleaning, custom engraving, notary service, and postage and packaging for standard USPS mail. Additionally, at the main bookstore, students can make Cavalier Advantage deposits and purchase HomeRide tickets. And with a $5 purchase, the bookstore will validate parking for 30 minutes.

The main bookstore and TJ’s Locker carry a wide selection of UVa gifts and clothing, sporting goods, health and beauty aids, bestsellers, periodicals, and dorm room accessories. The bookstores also buy back books throughout the semester and offer textbook rentals, “e-books,� and a guaranteed buyback program to ensure affordability.

Bookstore purchases can be paid with cash, personal check, UVa Bookstore Gift Card, Cavalier Advantage, major credit card, or Student Charge.

The main bookstore, located on Newcomb Plaza, offers a variety of special services including UPS shipping, 30

Student Charge. Full-time students can charge bookstore purchases to their Student Charge account. Once registered at UVa, students receive a Student Charge credit limit of $1,000. Purchases are billed on a monthly basis along with other University charges.


Cavalier Computers Cavalier Computers is UVa’s full-service technology store located inside the main bookstore. It carries the latest notebook computers, computer accessories, printers, educationally-discounted software, audio accessories, houses an Apple Campus Store, and offers dorm delivery for essential items like refrigerators, microwaves, carpets, fans, and dorm linens. Cavalier Computers also offers an on-Grounds service center.

cavaliercomputers.com access UVa’s networks and come with all recommended software preinstalled. Computers purchased through the CAV Program can be picked up during Summer Orientation, delivered to dorm rooms, or delivered to homes. Additionally, for major repairs, Cavalier Computers may issue a loaner computer.

Computing at Virginia (CAV) Program. Computers purchased through Cavalier Computers are part of the CAV Program. The CAV Program is the only fully supported computer program at UVa: CAV Program computers are designed to withstand the rigors of academic careers and include University-recommended hardware and software. They are also configured to 33


Information Technology Services Information Technology Services offers a full menu of services to support students in their academic pursuits. •  A University email account •  Tech support •  Wired and wireless Internet access in every residence hall, library, and classroom •  Fee-based cable TV services in residence halls •  Online course management tools and online file storage •  Free and low-cost software, including the Microsoft Office suite for just $10

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itc.virginia.edu/students/new

First-year Student Consultants. First-year Student Consultants are on-site resources who provide guidance and tech support to their peers. They may not be able to fix all computing problems, but they know where to get help. First-year students who would enjoy helping other students while working flexible hours and receiving ongoing training, could qualify for a paid position as a Student Consultant. For more information about the program or to apply, visit the ITC website.


For Musicians For students interested in performing at the University of Virginia, the UVa Marching Band, University Singers, Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra, UVa Jazz Ensemble, and many others welcome new members in the fall. UVa Marching Band. The Marching Band is for students who would enjoy performing in front of thousands of fans, making appearances on national television, traveling to Bowl games, and representing the University. Ninety-eight percent of band members are non-music majors, and students receive two academic credits in the fall semester. Scholarship opportunities are available for percussionists. Auditions take place in August at the UVa Marching Band Annual Band Camp. Check virginia.edu/marchingband for more information.

Singers and Instrumentalists. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the many musical performing groups at the Summer Orientation Resource Fair. Most auditions take place before classes start. Check virginia.edu/music/auditions for more information.

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Traditions From the beginning, rituals, routines, clubs, and societies were a part of life on Grounds. Some traditions, like the Jefferson Society founded in 1825 and the Honor System established in 1842, survive to the present. Other traditions were succeeded by new ones. Through all changes though, one theme remains— enduring affection for the University. The Lawn. Despite numerous inconveniences, students annually vie for the honor of a room on the University’s Lawn. Originally only Virginians were eligible to reside in the coveted Lawn and Range rooms, but this changed in 1949 when it was announced that the rooms would be assigned to student leaders— geography notwithstanding. Today, a panel of students selects those peers whose academic performance 38

and service to the University merits a coveted Lawn room. Academic deans, accomplished professors, and the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer reside in the ten Pavilions on the Lawn. The Honor System. On November 12, 1840, Professor John A. G. Davis was shot to death in an attempt to quiet a disturbance on the Lawn. This incident resulted in the adoption of the Honor Code in 1842. The University of Virginia’s Honor System is one of the school’s most venerated traditions. Administered solely by students, the Honor System requires that an individual act honorably in all relations and phases of student life. More specifically, the system rests on the premise that lying, cheating, and stealing are breaches of the spirit of honor and mutual trust and are not to be


tolerated within the University community. Students found guilty by a jury of their peers are permanently dismissed from the University. Although a subject of regular discussion among students, expulsion is, and has been, the only sanction for an honor violation for more than 187 years. Student Self-Governance. One of UVa’s most enduring traditions and strengths is the entrustment of much decision-making to students. The University Judiciary Committee, Honor Committee, Student Council, Lawn Selection Committee, and many others are staffed and governed solely by students. Secret Societies. Many secret and honorary societies have been established at the University of Virginia, including the Seven Society, IMPs, Zs, PUMPKIN, TILKA, Raven, Rotunda Burning, Purple Shadows, KOTA, and Eli Banana. While some societies are

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academic, service-oriented, or contribute financially to the University, others were formed simply for goodnatured fun. The Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. The Jefferson Literary and Debating Society was founded on July 14, 1825, by 16 disgruntled members of the nowdefunct Patrick Henry Society in Room Seven, West Lawn. For over 181 years, the Society has distinguished itself as the oldest continuously existing collegiate debating society in North America. The Society, named in honor of Jefferson, boasts among its membership the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, President Woodrow Wilson and current University President John T. Casteen III. Honorary membership has been conferred upon such dignified notables as President James Madison, President James Monroe, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.


The Good Old Song. “The Good Old Song” is the school anthem of the University of Virginia. The lyrics were written by Edward A. Craighill in 1895. At football games it has become tradition for students, faculty, and alumni to link arms and sway while singing “The Good Old Song” after each UVa touchdown or field goal. Corks and Curls. “Corks and Curls” is the name of UVa’s student yearbook and was first published in 1888

Ring Ceremony. Held in conjunction with Family Weekend and the awarding of Intermediate Honors, the Ring Ceremony brings together third-year students and their families for a program celebrating their time at the University. At the conclusion of the event, participating third-year students put on their UVa class rings. Another UVa tradition involves placement of the ring: students wear the ring with Minerva facing inward. Upon conclusion of Final Exercises, graduates wear the ring with Minerva facing outward to the world.

The Lighting of the Lawn. A more recent tradition, the Lighting of the Lawn brings together UVa students, faculty, and the Charlottesville community for a festive December evening of a cappella music and good cheer—culminating in a brilliant display of light.

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Lingo Academical Village. The community of UVa students, faculty, and staff, the Acadmical Village is the basis of Thomas Jefferson’s idea that living and learning are connected. The Lawn is built around this concept with faculty living in the Pavilions, students in the Lawn rooms, and the Rotunda—formerly the University library—at its heart. Arts Dollars. Every student receives one complimentary ticket to Arts Dollars subsidized events sponsored by the Department of Drama, McIntire Department of Art, McIntire Department of Music, UVa Art Museum, and the Virginia Film Festival. Carr’s Hill. The home of UVa’s president, Carr’s Hill is located across Rugby Road from the sports field known as “Mad Bowl.” 42

The Cavalier Daily. The Cavalier Daily is the University’s student run and produced newspaper. The Colonnades. Situated behind Lambeth Field Apartments, the Colonnades have been restored and are the namesake of several formal dances that were used to fund the restoration. Some club sports play here occasionally. The Corner. Located on University Avenue, the Corner is a straight strip of restaurants and shops that is a favorite spot of UVa students. First, Second, Third, Fourth-Year. Instead of freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, students are referred to by their year at the University. Thomas Jefferson believed that no one could be a senior in their


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learning: education is a life-long process. Grounds. The term used by students, faculty, and alumni to refer to the University. Campus is never used. Lawnie. Lawnie is the term used to refer to students who live on the Lawn. Selection of Lawn residents is by application and is based on GPA, activities, and service to the University. Students are selected by their peers and can apply to live on the Lawn during their final year of undergraduate study. Mad Bowl. Mad Bowl is the sunken field across the street from the Rotunda on Rugby Road. Some club sports teams use this space. Mad Bowl is a great place to study, play Frisbee, or have a snowball fight. The Pav. The Pav is a retail dining facility located on the first floor of Newcomb.

home of fraternity and sorority life at UVa, although there are houses located elsewhere. Use of the Title Doctor. There is an old academic custom in Western Europe and in the United States that only persons holding the MD degree are addressed as Doctor. Holders of the PhD thus are addressed as Mr, Mrs, Ms, or Miss. The University of Virginia is one of the few schools in this country still holding to this custom. Wahoos or Hoos. An alternative name for the Cavaliers or the students at the University of Virginia. Zs, Ravens, 7s, IMPs, Purple Shadows, PUMPKIN. These are just a few of the societies on Grounds, most of which are philanthropic organizations. In some instances, members are known, but in others, members’ names are kept secret.

Rugby Road. Rugby Road is often used to refer to the 45


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