Class of 2017 Orientation Information

Tentative Orientation Schedule
*Attendance is required

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. (optional activity)
Sixth Annual Virginia Law New Students Public Service Day

The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) would like to invite all new members of the class to participate and volunteer with local organizations.

Students are asked to arrive at the Law School at 9:30 a.m. to sign in and to pick up their free T-shirts (for the first 150 students who register by Aug. 9). Students will return to the Law School around 1 p.m. and have lunch compliments of PILA. All incoming students are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get to know Charlottesville and their fellow students. Any interested spouses or significant others are also welcome.

All interested students can sign up by emailing Megan Durkee at (Please email your T-shirt size at the time that you sign up for the event.) Questions can also be directed to Megan Durkee.

3 p.m.
Softball Game (Families Are Welcome)
The Park (located below the D3 Student Parking Lot)

Showing of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Withers-Brown Hall Room 152

Monday, Aug. 18

8:30-9:30 a.m.
*Sign-in, Withers-Brown Hall Rooms 126, 128 and 152

10-10:45 a.m.
*Welcome Session, Caplin Auditorium
Law School Dean Paul G. Mahoney
Cordel Faulk, Interim Assistant Dean for Admissions
Alexander Matthews, Student Bar Association President
Guest Speaker: J. Warren Gorrell, Jr., Class of 1979; Partner, Hogan Lovells

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
*Section Meetings with Peer Advisors

Section Room Section Room
A SL258 G SL298
B SL262 H WB101
C SL278 I WB102
D WB103 J SL290
E SL292 Transfers WB105
F SL294 Graduates WB152

SL - Slaughter Hall
WB - Withers-Brown Hall

1-2 p.m.
Lunch with Your Section and Peer Advisors
(Pick up lunches in Caplin Pavilion)
Graduate, Transfers – 1 p.m.
Sections A, B, C, D, E – 1:10 p.m.
Sections F, G, H, I, J – 1:15 p.m.

*Wellness and Stress Management in Law School
Dr. Katherine Gibson, Counseling and Psychological Services
*Succeeding in the Classroom
Professor Molly Shadel
Caplin Auditorium
2:30-3:15 p.m.
Sections F, G, H, I, J
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Sections A, B, C, D, E, LL.M.s

5-5:30 p.m.
*Meetings with Section Professors
(in rooms where each Section met with its Peer Advisors)

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Welcome Picnic for First-Year, Transfer and Graduate Students
Spies Garden (Rain site: Caplin Pavilion)

Tuesday, Aug. 19

9 a.m.-10:40 p.m.
*Introduction Session
Caplin Auditorium

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
*Honor Code/Judiciary Orientation
Withers-Brown Hall Room 126 (in accordance with the following schedule)
Sections A, B, C, D – 11 a.m.
Sections E, F, G, H – 11:30 a.m.
Sections I, J – 12 p.m.

1 p.m.
Lunch with Peer Advisors
Peer Advisor sessions*, including law school/library tours and briefing sessions, will be scheduled individually with sections around other orientation activities.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

*1L Classes Begin


UVA ID Cards

Each student must secure a photo ID from the University. This photo ID may be obtained at the ID card office in the Observatory Hill Dining Hall on Central Grounds beginning August 1. Please check for their August office hours. Students who arrive early in Charlottesville may wish to take care of this prior to orientation. You must present an original valid, government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). You may wish to check to determine whether it will be possible for you to submit your photo online to expedite the process for obtaining your ID card. Your ID photo will also be used in the Law School’s photo directory.