Student Orientation Information for the Class of 2025

Student Orientation Information for the Class of 2025

Mandatory orientation for the J.D. Class of 2025 will be held on August 22 and 23, 2022.


Summer Zoom Programming

June 8, Noon

Getting Started at UVA

June 15, Noon

Who Does What, Where: An Introduction to the Different Kinds of Legal Practice and the Different Venues

June 22, Noon

Introduction to Law School Systems

June 29, Noon

Managing Stress for Success

July 6, Noon

Law School Finances 101: Strategies for Bills, Books, Budgets, and Financial Aid

July 13, Noon

Reading, Note-taking and Briefing

July 20, Noon

Speaking Up in Law School 

July 27, Noon

Studying, Outlining, and Taking Exams 

August 3, Noon

Setting Goals and Managing Time/Schedule

Tuesday, August 16-Thursday August 18

Community Fellows Program

The UVA Law Community Fellows Program fosters the values of  collegiality, cooperation and belonging each year by selecting first-year students to serve as ambassadors to their peers throughout their time in Law School and later in the professional world. Participating students gain insight and develop skills that benefit them personally, from leadership to negotiation.

The application is due June 24.

Orientation Schedule

Sunday, August 21 (Optional)

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

PILA Day of Service

The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) is excited to invite all incoming 1L students to join the UVA Law community for our Fall Day of Service on August 21, 2022.  Students will volunteer in groups at different community organizations around Charlottesville.  This UVA Law tradition is a great opportunity to get to know other students and give back to the Charlottesville community, and we will be partnering with a variety of organizations. Please use this link if you are interested in participating. For more information, contact Sydney Hartman at

4-6 p.m.

Get-Together With Peer Advisors at The Park


Monday, August 22 (Required Unless Otherwise Noted)

8:30-9:30 a.m., WB126, WB128, WB152


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

Continental Breakfast (Optional)

9:30-10:30 a.m., Caplin Auditorium


10:30-11 a.m., Caplin Auditorium

Honor Committee and Judiciary Committee Orientation 

  • Robert McLeod ’23 (Honor)
  • Phoebe Sam ’24 (Judiciary)

11-11:15 a.m.


11:15-11:45 a.m., Caplin Auditorium

Law School Policies and Procedures 

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Various Locations 

Lunch With Peer Advisors 

1-2 p.m., Caplin Auditorium

Building the Habit of Success

Justin Earley

2-2:30 p.m., Caplin Auditorium

Classroom Expectations

2:30-2:45 p.m. 

Break (Cookies and Coffee)

2:45-3 p.m., Front Steps of the Law School

Group Photo for All Incoming Students

3-4:15 p.m.

Meetings With Peer Advisors

  • Section A, WB105
  • Section B, WB126
  • Section C, WB128
  • Section D, WB152
  • Section E, WB101
  • Section F, WB104
  • Section G, SL258
  • Section H, SL262
  • Section I, SL294
  • Section J, SL298
  • LL.M., SL278

4:15-4:45 p.m.

Meetings With Small-Section Professors

  • Section A, WB105
  • Section B, WB126
  • Section C, WB128
  • Section D, WB152
  • Section E, WB101
  • Section F, WB104
  • Section G, SL258
  • Section H, SL262
  • Section I, SL294
  • Section J, SL298
  • LL.M., SL278

4:45-5 p.m. 


5-7 p.m., Caplin Pavilion and Spies Garden

Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, August 23 (Required Unless Otherwise Noted)

8:30-10 a.m., Caplin Auditorium Lobby

Grab-and-Go Breakfast (Optional)

8:30 a.m.-Noon, Various Locations

The Balancing Act – Activities 

Noon-12:30 p.m.


12:30-2 p.m., Various Locations

Lunch With Student Organizations

2-3 p.m., Caplin Auditorium

Welcome to Your Legal Career (Optional)

UVA ID Cards

Each student must secure a photo ID card from the University. Students may submit a passport-style photo online by July 21, 2022. We will distribute ID cards after August 8 at the Law School. 

You must present an original valid, government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) in order to pick up your ID card.

Your ID photo will be used in the Law School’s photo directory and seating charts. You will need your ID to enter the Law School building when it is locked, use University Transit, and check out exams in your second semester.