1515 University Avenue is a multipurpose student center located on the Corner, adjacent to the UVA Grounds. With significant student involvement in the planning and design, the newly renovated space promises to become a dynamic center for student life on the Corner. It includes performance and rehearsal space, a game and lounge area, a gourmet dessert cafe, student art gallery, meeting rooms, and space for students to socialize and relax. The building is a natural extension of the University community, inclusive for all students, and alcohol-free.
I am writing as many of you prepare to leave later this week for Spring Break. Much of the information that follows should be relevant whether you are heading home, traveling somewhere else, or staying in Charlottesville.
Greetings UVA Student Body,
First and foremost, I am humbled and honored that you have elected me to serve as your next Student Council President. Thank you for demonstrating your faith in my leadership and vision for this University. I promise to listen to you, to work alongside you, and to advocate on your behalf with both integrity and dedication.
The Department of Student Health recently diagnosed a case of mumps in our student population. The following email was sent to students earlier this afternoon and provided them with information about the mumps virus, how to avoid contracting mumps, and guidance on what they should do if they become ill. We hope that you will encourage your student to follow protective measures and to seek care if needed.
Christopher P. Holstege, M.D.
Department of Student Health
This message is to alert you that one confirmed case and a second suspected case of mumps have been diagnosed in our student population. In addition, significant outbreaks are occurring across the country. This email provides information about mumps, how to help avoid an outbreak on Grounds, and guidance if you become ill.
Being prepared is one of the best ways to ensure safety during an emergency. Please "Take 3" minutes to review this important information from the Office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Patricia M. Lampkin
Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
One of the key values that this University prides itself on is its commitment to student self-governance. Student self-governance adds much to our University's distinct culture every single day. From Class Councils and Student Council to Honor and UJC, student leaders are making their marks on our University and its future. If you would like to enrich the student experience here at our University, you should consider running for an elected position in the upcoming Spring 2017 University-wide Elections.
Congratulations on reaching the end of the semester! Whether this be your first or one of your last semesters, I hope it was rewarding and that your hard work paid off. As we leave Grounds for a well-deserved break, I would like to share with you opportunities to get involved next semester, as well as a recap of this semester's Student Council initiatives. If you have any questions or are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to email me or contact Student Council.