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Important Message from Dean of Students Allen Groves

October 23, 2016

Dear Students:

Late last night or early this morning, an unknown individual or individuals painted anti-Semitic graffiti on a wall of the GrandMarc apartment complex. A photograph of the offensive graffiti appears below. The graffiti references language used in the Holocaust and is designed to target and intimidate individuals of the Jewish faith. Although the GrandMarc is private property, it also represents the home of a great many students. As a community, we categorically reject this type of hateful message, which is anathema to our shared values of inclusiveness and trust.

A Message for Students

October 13, 2016

Dear Students:

Over the years I have encouraged UVA students to be active bystanders and to offer assistance if you witness sexual violence or other unsafe situations on our Grounds. You have provided strong leadership in this area through your #HoosGotYourBack awareness campaign.

News from UVA

October 13, 2016

Dear Parents:

Students are busy now with midterms, and so you may not be receiving much news back home. I hope this letter helps you stay in touch with events on the Grounds.

One year from now, the University will begin to celebrate its bicentennial. October 6, 2017, will mark the 200th anniversary of the laying of the University's cornerstone, and the commemorations will continue through January, 2019, which will mark the bicentennial of the granting of the University's charter.

Register to Vote - Virginia Deadline One Week from Today

October 10, 2016

My fellow students:

As you know, Election Day is in less than a month. For many of us, this is the first presidential election we have been eligible to vote in, giving us the incredible ability to shape the future of our country. If you are a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old, your rights and responsibilities under our self-governing democracy include voting.

Message to Students Potentially Affected by Hurricane Matthew

October 7, 2016

Dear Students:

We have been monitoring the news about Hurricane Matthew. Since you are from one of the states or areas in the Caribbean that is feeling the most impact from this devastating storm, we wanted to reach out with a message of support.

We hope the storm is having a minimal impact on your family and friends, but if you are being affected in some way and need assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know. Being away from family and friends as they are experiencing such unsettledness and uncertainty no doubt creates a degree of personal distress for you.

Flu Clinic for UVA Students: Oct. 6

October 4, 2016

Dear UVA Parent:

Your University of Virginia student can protect themselves against influenza (i.e., the flu) by taking advantage of the Flu Shot Clinic offered by the Department of Student Health. We hope you will encourage your student to take advantage of this immunization program.

Clinic Details:

Date:
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Where:
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

When:
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (No appointment needed.)

Get Your Flu Shot: Oct. 6 Newcomb Hall Influenza Clinic

September 29, 2016

Dear Student:

The University of Virginia Department of Student Health strongly encourages you to consider getting immunized against seasonal flu.

The 2016 Fall Flu Shot Clinic will take place:

When:
Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The clinic is available for 10 hours to make sure we meet your schedule needs.

Where:
Newcomb Hall Ballroom
Ample staff will be on hand to provide fast service.

An Important Message from University Dean of Students Allen Groves

September 28, 2016

Dear Students:

I know your time is valuable as midterm exams are occurring, but I respectfully ask you to take a few minutes to read my message that follows.

On Monday, the publication Inside Higher Education ran a story entitled, "Epidemic of Racist Incidents," noting that such incidents on American college campuses "have multiplied at the very beginning of the academic year." No university is immune to this ugly development.

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