Class of 2018 and Transfer Student
Orientation Information

Tentative Orientation Schedule
*Attendance is required

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015

9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. (optional activity)
Seventh 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. 7). 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 Michelle Garafalo at (Please email your T-shirt size at the time that you sign up for the event.) Questions can also be directed to Michelle Garafalo.

3:30-5:30 p.m.
Picnic at the Park (Spouses, significant others and children are welcome)
The Park (located below the D3 Student Parking Lot)

Monday, Aug. 17

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

9:30-10:45 a.m.
*Welcome Session, Caplin Auditorium
Dean Paul G. Mahoney
Cordel Faulk, Assistant Dean for Admissions
Morgan Lingar, Student Bar Association President
Guest Speaker: The Honorable Luis Fortuño, ’85, former Governor of Puerto RIco
Sarah E. Davies, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
*Section Meetings with Peer Advisors

Section Room Section Room
A WB105 G SL258
B WB126 H SL262
C WB128 I SL294
D WB152 J SL298
E WB101 Transfers and Exchange Students SL290
F WB104 LL.M.s WB154

SL - Slaughter Hall
WB - Withers-Brown Hall

12:30-1:30 p.m.
*Lunch with Your Section and Peer Advisors
Pick up lunches in Caplin Pavilion:
LL.M.s, Transfers, Exchanges – 12:30 p.m.
Sections A, B, C, D, E – 12:40 p.m.
Sections F, G, H, I, J – 12:50 p.m.

1:45-4:45 p.m.
*Sessions on Professionalism, Law and University Policies and Law School Success

Caplin Auditorium

4:45-5:15 p.m.
*Meetings with Section Professors
(in rooms where each Section met with its Peer Advisors)

LL.M.s and Transfers — Overview of Fall Journal Tryouts and Moot Court

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

Tuesday, Aug. 18

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Breakfast, Caplin Auditorium

9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
*Sessions on Student Life
Caplin Auditorium

12:45-1:45 p.m.
*Lunch with Peer Advisors
(in rooms where each Section met with its Peer Advisors on Aug. 17)
Pick up lunches in Caplin Pavilion:
Sections F, G, I, J – 12:45 p.m.
Sections A, B, C, D, E – 12:55 p.m.
LL.M.s, Transfers, Exchanges – 1:05 p.m.

2-5 p.m.
*Activities with Student Organizations
Locations to be announced

Wednesday, Aug. 19

*1L Classes Begin

12-12:30 p.m.
*Law School Finance 101 – Director of Financial Aid Jennifer Hulvey
Caplin Auditorium

Thursday, Aug. 20

12-1 p.m.
Student Services Open House, Purcell Reading Room

Monday, Aug. 24

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
*Case Analysis and Briefing, Caplin Auditorium
With Professors Anne Coughlin and Molly Shadel


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 Aug. 3. 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.