Class of 2018 Orientation Information
- Information on Small Sections, Course Schedules, the Curriculum, Class Attendance and More
- UVA ID Cards
- Health Information
- Computing and Email
- Parking Information
- Letter from the Peer Advisors
- Getting to the Law School
- Law School General Services and Policies
- Living in Charlottesville
Tentative Orientation Schedule
*Attendance is required
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please email your T-shirt size at the time that you sign up for the event.) Questions can also be directed to Michelle Garafalo.
Picnic at the Park (Spouses, significant others and children are welcome)
The Park (located below the D3 Student Parking Lot)
Monday, Aug. 17
*Sign-in, Withers-Brown Hall Rooms 126, 128 and 152
Continental Breakfast, Withers-Brown Student Lounge
*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
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SL - Slaughter Hall
WB - Withers-Brown Hall
*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.
*Sessions on Professionalism, Law and University Policies and Law School Success
*Meetings with Section Professors
(in rooms where each Section met with its Peer Advisors)
Welcome Picnic for First-Year, Transfer, Exchange and LL.M. Students
Spies Garden (Rain site: Caplin Pavilion)
Tuesday, Aug. 18
Breakfast, Caplin Auditorium
9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
*Sessions on Student Life
*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.
*Activities with Student Organizations
Locations to be announced
Wednesday, Aug. 19
*1L Classes Begin
*Law School Finance 101 – Director of Financial Aid Jennifer Hulvey
Thursday, Aug. 20
Student Services Open House, Purcell Reading Room
- Sarah Davies, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
- Kevin Donovan, Senior Assistant Dean for Career Services
- Jason Dugas, Assistant Dean for Academic Services
- Cordel Faulk, Assistant Dean for Admissions
- Taylor Fitchett, Director of the Law Library
- Jennifer Hulvey, Director of Financial Aid
- Annie Kim, Assistant Dean for Public Service and Director of the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center
- Greg Streit, Assistant Dean for Building Services
Monday, Aug. 24
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 www.virginia.edu/idoffice 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 www.virginia.edu/idoffice/photosubmission.html 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.