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America Recycles Day
Nov. 15, noon to 2 p.m., Whispering Wall.
Join the Office of Sustainability and UVA Dining to celebrate America Recycles Day at the UVA Farmers Market. Stop by for doughnuts, recycled art, and do-it-yourself crafts. For more information, visit our Facebook event.

UVA Sustainability Day
Nov. 15.
UVA Sustainability Day is an annual celebration of the innovative solutions that move us forward in our endless pursuit of a sustainable future. Join us for a Sustainability Day clothing swap and the November Social Bike Ride. You can read all the details on our website.

Lighting of the Lawn
Dec. 6, 7 to 9 p.m.
“Brighter Together” is the theme of this year’s traditional gathering on the Lawn to usher in the season of light. To learn more about this year’s theme of unity and how you can contribute, please see the Facebook event page.

Visit Monticello Free through December
In honor of UVA’s bicentennial, Monticello is offering free admission to all UVA students through December 2018. Simply show your UVA ID at the Monticello Ticket Office to join the next available tour, or go to Monticello’s UVA page to reserve a time and purchase a ticket, which will be refunded when you check in. Gates open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


University Transit Service Hiring Event
Nov. 16, noon to 3 p.m., Library Bus Stop.

University Transit Service will be hosting a hiring event at the Alderman Library bus stop. Come and meet current student drivers and supervisors and learn how to get a Class B CDL with passenger and air brakes endorsements in just two weeks. We will also be hosting on-the-spot interviews on Grounds. Email with any questions.

Political Cartoon Contest 
Submissions due Nov. 19. 
Do you like drawing or politics? Submit a political cartoon and win cash prizes. Cartoons are due Monday, Nov. 19 to and will be featured in the Virginia Review of Politics


Office of African-American Affairs Peer Advisor Info Sessions
Nov. 28, 6 p.m., New Cabell 309.
The OAAA Peer Advisor program will be holding an information session for interested students. We will provide information on what it means to be a peer advisor and tell you how to get involved. There will be time for Q&A as well as testimonials from program members. For more information, visit our website.


Apply to the Latinx Leadership Institute
Applications due Nov. 14 at midnight.

We have decided to extend the application deadline to TONIGHT at midnight to make sure everyone interested can still apply. Do not miss out on this opportunity to learn from Latinx UVA professionals, faculty, alumni, and student leaders who are eager to help and support you. Applications can be found here.


Cultures of Work: China
Nov. 14, 5 to 6:30 p.m., New Cabell 298.

Are you interested in working or living in China? Join Darden MBA student Ye (Lillian) Yuan to learn about workplace culture in China. Topics include etiquette, relationships, time management, and more. A short lecture will be followed by ample time for Q&A. The session will be conducted in a mix of Chinese and English and is accessible to all. Snacks will be served.

Education Policy Alumni in Residence
Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Newcomb 170.

Larkin Willis graduated from UVA with a degree in Political and Social Thought in 2014. She is a teacher-turned-researcher and currently works for the Learning Policy Institute as a research associate. Larkin has conducted research in areas such as educator quality, equitable resource and access, deeper learning, and policy. As a relatively recent graduate, Larkin has great insight about non-linear paths into the field of education. For more information about this event, visit the Handshake page.

Alumni Virtual Chat with Juliana Gutowski
Nov. 16, noon to 1 p.m., Newcomb 170.

Get insight from UVA alum Juliana Gutowski about working for advertising and media platforms in New York City. We’ll ask her for professional resume and portfolio advice specific to the industry. You can come with questions or just to listen! Juliana graduated from the School of Architecture at UVA, so she can speak to working in careers outside of your undergraduate major as well. For more information, visit the Handshake event.


Contemplative Sciences Center Drop-In Classes
Various times and dates, Clemons Contemplative Room 220.

De-stress for finals! Check out the more than 15 free drop-in classes, including yoga classes, tai-chi, and mindfulness sessions. It’s all in the Clemons Contemplative Room 220. Check the schedule and drop in. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit our webpage.

Night Owl Yoga
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 to 9 p.m., AFC.

Wind down with Night Owl Yoga! There are many opportunities throughout the rest of the semester to join us for some contemplative practice. These sessions are free for all IM-Rec members, which means UVA students can attend at no cost. Read more online.


Free Legal Clinic
Nov. 14, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Women’s Center.

Our Free Legal Clinic offers professional, pro-bono legal advice to Charlottesville community members every month, regarding such topics as landlord disputes and family law. The clinic is offered every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. An appointment is required. Contact us at or 434-982-2361 to schedule.

Survivor Support Network Training for UVA Students
Nov. 15, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Women's Center, second floor conference room.

Become an ally to survivors of sexual assault or intimate partner violence. This program will give you information about local resources and strategies to support your friends and colleagues. Join our on-Grounds network dedicated to making visible the support for survivors that exists at the University. RSVP by emailing Claire Kaplan at

Traveling Postcards
Nov. 16, noon to 1:30 p.m., Women’s Center.

The Traveling Postcards workshop is a healing arts workshop, founded by The Women’s Wisdom initiative that gives voice and comfort to survivors of gender-based violence. Hundreds of unique, handmade art postcards containing words of compassion and solidarity have been created and hand- delivered to individuals and communities, bringing awareness, hope, visibility, beauty, and voice to many. This event is for male-identified survivors of gender-based violence. RSVP is required to participate; email if interested.


The AcHOOstics Fall Concert
Nov. 16, 8 p.m., McLeod Hall.

Come out to our fall concert on Friday. Tickets are $7 for students ($5 if you share this event on Facebook) and $10 for general admission. Venmo @achoostics or come find us on the South Lawn the week of the concert. For more information, visit our webpage.

The Flying V’s Fall Concert: Murder Mystery
Nov. 16, 8 to 10 p.m., UVA Chapel.

Come down for a night of music and mystery with UVA’s only rock a cappella group! We will be performing a full set list, including Evanescence, Hozier, and Queen. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Venmo @FlyingVs to purchase a ticket; cash will also be accepted at the concert or at physical ticket sales. For more information, stop by our tables at Newcomb and the South Lawn or visit our Facebook event.

UPC and Universal Studios Present: Free Advanced Screening of “Green Book”
Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Newcomb Theater.

Come by Newcomb Theater this Saturday to see “Green Book” before it hits theaters. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-serve. You can watch the trailer here.

Jazz Small Groups
Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.

The McIntire Department of Music presents jazz small groups. These small groups are taught by distinguished jazz performance faculty members Peter Spaar, Jeff Decker, and Mike Rosensky. For more information about this great concert, visit our webpage.

PAW Patrol Live
May 7 and 8, 6 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.

The PAW Patrol Live! performance features up-tempo music and a cleverly written script that is a wonderful introduction to live theater for kids. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets online.


Circle K International: Toy Run
Are you going home for Thanksgiving break? Consider starting the holiday by purchasing a toy for a child-in-need this holiday season. CKI is collecting toys for children attending our free Breakfast with Santa event and for the Charlottesville Police Department’s annual toy drive. Drop-off locations and timings can be found on our Facebook page. Email us at with any questions.


Text-A-Toasty: God and Grilled Cheese
Nov. 15, 10:15 p.m. to midnight.

Text a question about Christianity, God, or faith any time during the week to 434-218-0365 and we will deliver both an answer and a free grilled cheese or Nutella sandwich to wherever you are on our delivery day. Questions must be sent in before 11:15 p.m. on delivery day to be answered. Delivery will begin at 10:15 p.m. and run until midnight. For more information, visit our Facebook page.