go to friday's after five . visit monticello . climb humpback rock . paint beta bridge . take a professor to lunch . tube along the james . attend an a capella concert . study in the dome room . pick apples at carter's mountain . take a historical tour of grounds . go to the downtown farmer's market . chill in the gardens . jump on ruffner bridge . climb o-hill . be the number one ticket at bodo's . see thee sunrise on the lawn . order delivery to clemons . attend an event at jpj . sled anywhere on grounds . attend final fridays at the art museum . eat a gusburger . see a show at the paramount . play in mad bowl . eat spudnuts . go to lighting of the lawn . eat at christian's . play broomball at the skating rink . eat dumplings at marco and luca's . visit special collections . go to springfest . attend restoration ball . pull an all-nighter in clemons . odos reimburses you for entertaining faculty . go to drag bingo . watch a movie on the lawn . relax in the afc hot tub . participate in a 5k . play bocce on the lawn . go to tom deluca . eat arch's ice cram . swim at blue hole . check out a book from the library . help with trick-or-treating on the lawn . use your arts dollars . play an im sport . ride on a rickshaw . go to the virginia film festival . ride the trolley . attend a concert at old cabell. tailgate on the lawn . play on-grounds frisbee golf . see the "river" on the lawn . go to the rotunda sing . go to half-price thursdays at ihop . visit carr's hill . sing the good old song study in the mcgregor room . rent a movie from clemons . go to bikram yoga . tell a secret into the whispering wall . read a book in the amphitheatre . high-five dean groves . experience late night at little john's . watch a lacrosse game at klĹ‘ckner stadium . drive down skyline drive . ride
YOU ARE UVA UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS ORIENTATION & NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS
Photographs: Dan Addison, Cole Geddy, Yena Son
To New Students of the University Congratulations on your admission to the University of Virginia. Soon you will come to Charlottesville to join our community, and we are looking forward to your arrival with great anticipation. Your presence among us and your participation in the academic enterprise will strengthen the University and add to the diverse human richness that defines life and learning here. You are joining a community that holds a distinctive place among American universities. Thomas Jefferson founded this University in 1819 as an institution â€œbased on the illimitable freedom of the human mind.â€? Nearly 200 years later, we uphold Jeffersonâ€™s founding principles even as we affirm our commitment to innovation and the exploration of new intellectual horizons. Our students embrace a set of core values that includes honor, ethics, self-governance and personal accountability, public service, community engagement, and 2
diversity. By living these values, students learn to be responsible citizens and effective leaders. During orientation this summer, you will learn more about life at U.Va., as you take the first steps toward joining this community. To parents of new students, I say welcome to the University community. You are now part of the U.Va. family, too. We hope you will join us this summer for the special parent orientation session that takes place concurrently with the student session. This publication, along with the website, www.virginia.edu/orientation, will provide more information and help both students and parents get started on the journey ahead.
Very truly yours,
Teresa A. Sullivan President
As you prepare to begin your studies here, I send my best wishes. I look forward to welcoming you to Charlottesville.
Orientation · 5 Mark Your Calendar · 6 Orientation Sessions · 7 Deadlines · 9, 11 Traditions & Lingo · 12
Orientation Staff: Tabitha A. Enoch, Director Timothy Eckert, Orientation Coordinator Shraddha Prasad, Assistant Director
About Orientation Summer Orientation is where you’ll learn about the University, ask questions, meet faculty members, sign up for classes, and get to know your fellow classmates. You will also have the chance to speak with representatives from University offices such as Housing & Residence Life and Dining, and you’ll take care of logistical details, including familiarizing yourself with the Grounds and getting your student ID. Orientation sessions are filled on a first-come, firstserved basis, so sign up for a session as soon as you know your summer plans. You must attend an orientation session that corresponds with your school, year, and program ( e.g. first year School of Architecture students can only attend Session C). Please see the schedule for more details. If you’re an international student or live a great distance from Virginia, it may be more convenient to attend Session H, just prior to move-in day. Contact the Orientation Office for more details.
virginia.edu/orientation/summer If you choose to attend a later orientation session, don’t worry about signing up for classes, as we reserve space for first-year students in classes that are popular and release them throughout the summer. For example, your chances of successfully enrolling in Introductory College Chemistry ( CHEM 1410 ) are just as good in Session G as they are in Session A. Summer Orientation is also an opportunity for your parents to learn more about the University and the journey you are about to take. We hope they, or another family member, will accompany you for the concurrent parent program. Seating is limited for some of the sessions. Please see your confirmation letter for details. In preparation for Summer Orientation, we strongly encourage you to begin looking for classes and familiarizing yourself with the Student Information System (SIS). The first time you log on, be sure to take a SIS tutorial – you’ll be glad you did. 5
Mark Your Calendar Move-In Days | Friday, August 23 & Saturday, August 24 (as assigned) First Day of Classes | Tuesday, August 27 Family Weekend | Friday– Sunday, September 27– 29 Parents and family members are encouraged to make hotel reservations as8 early as possible. See www.virginia.edu/placestostay.html www.virginia.edu/familyweekend
Orientation Sessions Session
School / Program
July 8 – 9
A&S, SEAS, SEAS-Bridge
July 11 – 12
A&S, A&S-Echols, SEAS, NURS
July 15 – 16
A&S, SEAS, SEAS-Rodman, SARC, SARC Transfers
July 18 – 19
A&S, A&S-Echols, EDUC, SEAS
3 rd Year A&S Transfers, EDUC Transfers, NURS Transfers
2nd year A&S Transfers
July 25 – 26
A&S, A&S-Echols, SEAS
August 21 – 23
SEAS Transfer, COMM Transfer, International
* Session H is limited to International and U.S. students living abroad, those traveling great distances, COMM and SEAS transfer students. Contact Orientation for more information.
A&S / 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 Register for Orientation
Optional for Transfers Mandatory for First-Years
Transfer: May 31 First-Year: June 3
ID Photo Submission
Mandatory for all students
College of Arts & Sciences
All A&S students must complete a
Sign Up for U.Va. Emergency Alerts
For instructions visit www.virginia.edu/uvaalerts
Mandatory for First-Years Optional for Transfers
Student Information Form
Tuition and Fees Pre-Entrance Health Record
August 21 All students must submit 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
Deadlines Student Information System (SIS) Tutorial
Review system and take a tutorial the first time you log in to SIS
Prior to Summer Orientation
Send-Off Party in Your Area
Sign up for Summer Send-Off Party in your geographical area
Various dates uvaclubs.virginia.edu/send-offs
Foreign Language Placement Exams
For French and Spanish, take your exam online before Summer Orientation. First-Year students interested in taking German, Latin or Russian will be tested during Summer Orientation. Transfer students and all students needing to take any other language will be tested during Fall Orientation.
Sign up for communications from the University; http://hoosonline.virginia.edu/ parentsemail
Traditions & Lingo 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, continue into the present. Other traditions were succeeded by new ones. Across all of these changes though, one theme remains — enduring affection for the University.
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 · 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, The Lawn · Despite numerous inconveniences, stu- and stealing are breaches of the spirit of honor and dents annually vie for the honor of a room on the Uni- mutual trust, and therein are not to be tolerated. versity’s Lawn. Originally only Virginians were eligible to reside in the coveted Lawn and Range rooms, Student Self-Governance · One of U.Va.’s most enbut this changed in 1949 when it was announced that during traditions and strengths is the entrustment the rooms would be assigned to student leaders — ge- of much decision-making to students. The Universiography notwithstanding. Today, a panel of students ty Judiciary Committee, Honor Committee, Student selects those peers whose academic performance and Council, Lawn Selection Committee, and many othservice to the University they believe merit a Lawn ers are staffed and governed solely by students. 12
Secret Societies · Many secret ribbon and ring societies have been established at the University of Virginia, including the Seven Society, IMPS, Z Society, 21, Thirteen, Pumpkin, TILKA, Rotunda Burning, Purple Shadows, and Eli Banana. Members are selected or “tapped” based on the preference of current members of each society. 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 U.Va. touchdown and field goal. The Lighting of the Lawn · A more recent tradition, the Lighting of the Lawn brings together U.Va. students, faculty, staff, and the Charlottesville community for a festive December evening of a cappella music and good cheer — culminating in a brilliant display of light. 13
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 U.Va. class rings. Another U.Va. 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
Lingo Academical Village · The community of U.Va. students, faculty, and staff — termed the Academical 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. 14
Carr’s Hill · The home of U.Va.'s president, Carr’s Hill is located across Rugby Road from the sports field known as “Mad Bowl.” The Cavalier Daily · The Cavalier Daily is the student run and produced newspaper at the University.
Mad Bowl · Mad Bowl is the sunken field across the street from the Rotunda on Rugby Road. Some club sports use this field. Mad Bowl is a great place to study, play frisbee, or have a snowball fight. The Pav · Pavilion XI is a retail dining facility located on the first floor of Newcomb Hall.
The Corner · Located on University Avenue, the CorRugby Road · Rugby Road is often used to refer to the ner is a strip of restaurants and shops that is a favorite home of fraternity and sorority life at U.Va., although spot of U.Va. students. there are houses located elsewhere. 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 learning, but that education is a life-long process. The Grounds · The term used by students, faculty, and alumni to refer to the University. Campus is never used.
Use of the Title Doctor · There is an old academic custom in Western Europe and in the United States that only persons holding the M.D. degree are addressed as Doctor. Holders of the Ph.D. 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. 15
go to fridays after five . visit monticello . climb humpback rock . paint beta bridge . take a professor to lunch . tube along the james . attend an a capella concert . study in the dome room . pick apples at carter's mountain . take a historical tour of grounds . go to the downtown farmer's market . chill in the gardens . jump on ruffner bridge . climb o-hill . be the number one ticket at bodo's . see thee sunrise on the lawn . order delivery to clemons . attend an event at jpj . sled anywhere on grounds . attend final fridays at the art museum . eat a gusburger . see a show at the paramount . play in mad bowl . eat spudnuts . go to lighting of the lawn . eat at christian's . play broomball at the skating rink . eat dumplings at marco and luca's . visit special collections . go to springfest . attend restoration ball . pull an all-nighter in clemons . odos reimburses you for entertaining faculty . go to drag bingo . watch a movie on the lawn . relax in the afc hot tub . participate in a 5k . play bocce on the lawn . go to tom deluca . eat arch's ice cram . swim at blue hole . check out a book from the library . help with trick-or-treating on the lawn . use your arts dollars . play an im sport . ride on a rickshaw . go to the virginia film festival . ride the trolley . attend a concert at old cabell . tailgate on the lawn . play on-grounds frisbee golf . see the "river" on the lawn . go to the rotunda ring . go to half-price thursdays at ihop . visit carr's hill . sing the good old song study in the mcgregor room . rent a movie from clemons . go to bikram yoga . tell a secret into the whispering wall . read a book in the amphitheatre . high-five dean groves . experience late night at little john's . watch a lacrosse game at klĹ‘ckner stadium . drive down skyline drive . ride in the wahooptie . go to crozet pizza . go to jazz at miller's . see a movie in newcomb theater . eat gelato at splendora . dine in the rotunda . order a crepe from the flat . attend a cultural event . compete in trivia night at mellow mushroom . eat at all three dining halls . go salsa dancing on sundays at outback lodge . go to take back the night . check out a cd from the music library . visit ash lawn . see a play at culbreth . take an exam outside . give back
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS ORIENTATION & NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS