Dear Parents of the Class of 2022:
Greetings and welcome to the University of Virginia community.
We are pleased that you and your student have chosen UVA. The coming year promises to be a time of growth for your daughter or son and the start of an exciting new chapter for your family. It will also be a noteworthy and eventful year for UVA as we say goodbye to President Teresa A. Sullivan on July 31 and welcome her successor, James E. Ryan, on August 1.
Summer Orientation marks the official beginning of this new chapter for you and your student. We hope you will participate in the Parent Orientation program, which runs concurrently with the student program. The parent/guest program has been newly updated this year with speakers who will give you special insight into the student experience, the variety of changes your student will undergo in the coming years, and the ways you can best support them.
The deadline to register for Summer Orientation is June 14. Please be sure your daughter or son completes the online registration form.
After Orientation, we look forward to your involvement in activities planned especially for parents and family members. Family Weekend, programs and activities in your region sponsored by UVAClubs, athletic events, travel programs, publications, and the University's website all offer avenues for you to be part of the UVA community.
If your daughter or son provided your email address on the application for admission, then we will plan to use this address in sending you periodic updates throughout the academic year. These updates usually highlight health and safety issues, remind you of key dates, and summarize other timely topics. Your email address will be used only for communication from my office and other UVA offices interacting with parents. If you want to be certain we have your current email address and other contact information, you can complete a brief online form.
A few other ways to stay in touch as a parent:
- If you would like to receive the UVA Today Daily Report, please subscribe using the online form. This daily (weekday) email will keep you informed about University people and initiatives.
- You can always visit the University's emergency home page for general safety information and for frequent updates in times of emergency. In addition, the University maintains an Operations Status Board with information on any schedule changes resulting from inclement weather or other hazard.
- UVA Alerts notifies registered users via text message and email when the University community faces imminent threat from a hazard. This system requires a UVA computing ID. Only students and employees are eligible to register for accounts, but students may add parent devices to their accounts. Encourage your student to sign up for this service.
Please mark your calendar for Family Weekend this fall – October 26-28. This year the weekend includes a football game against North Carolina on Saturday afternoon. We do recommend making hotel reservations as soon as possible. The Family Weekend website, www.virginia.edu/familyweekend, provides more details and will be updated as more information becomes available.
We recognize parents continue to be vital partners in the educational process throughout the college years. Your influence and guidance will remain strong as your student meets new challenges, grows academically and socially, and develops an expanding sense of independence.
The Orientation team looks forward to seeing you this summer. Welcome to the UVA family!
Patricia M. Lampkin
Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer