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Emmet Street Partial Closure: Dec. 19 – Jan. 14
The city of Charlottesville will be repairing a portion of Emmet St. from Ivy Road to the bridge at McCormick Road, beginning Dec. 19 and continuing through Jan. 14. The closure will affect UTS service as well as city and regional service. Parking will remain available in the Central Grounds Parking Garage, but access will be available only through the Newcomb entrance off University Avenue. Check the city’s website for more details, including a detour map.

Event and Ticket Information for Belk Bowl: Dec. 29
Dec. 29, noon, Charlotte, N.C.

Virginia Football will play South Carolina in the Belk Bowl at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Tickets are now available, as well as information about UVA events, which include the Wahoo Welcome on Friday evening and the Cavalier Countdown Tailgate on Saturday. An early bird rate is available for UVA events until Dec. 14.

Textbook Buyback
Through Dec. 18. 

Looking to make a little extra cash for the holiday season? Consider selling your textbooks back to the UVA bookstore for cash. We will be accepting textbooks through Dec. 18. On Monday through Friday, the buyback will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday we will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, don’t forget to order your spring 2019 textbooks online today.

Spring Activities Fair Registration 
Deadline to Register: Dec. 19.

Registration for Student Council’s Spring Activities Fair is now open! Please register by Dec. 19; spots will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Activities Fair will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third floor of Newcomb Hall. Please direct questions to


Dedicated Students Needed: Paid Opportunity at UVA Bookstore
Dec. 19 to Jan. 18.

Are you looking for a great opportunity to earn extra cash? Consider working for the Textbook Department of the UVA Bookstore over winter break. You will help receive and process books for the spring semester; no heavy lifting is required. Contact Nita McCall at if interested.

Virginia College Advising Corps Now Accepting Applications 
Deadline to apply: Feb. 4. 

The Virginia College Advising Corps seeks service-minded 2019 graduates to serve as College Advisers in our partnering schools. Advisers address the widening gap in college access for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students by assisting them with college applications, financial aid, scholarship searches, and making the transition to postsecondary education. For more information, visit You can find the application online.

Virginia Catering Now Hiring 
Spring Semester Positions Available 

Looking for a job next semester with flexible hours and good pay? Virginia Catering is hiring students to fill part-time positions for the spring 2019 semester. Events include basketball games, concerts, and Rotunda dinners. A free meal as well as wages will be provided to all employees. More details can be found on the application.

Summer Positions with Conferences@UVA: Apply Today 
Are you interested in hospitality and want to stay in Charlottesville for the summer? Join our team at Conferences@UVA and get free housing for summer 2019. See our website for more information and to learn about open positions.


Free Legal Clinic
Dec. 12, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Women’s Center (1400 University Ave.).

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. To register, contact us at or 434-982-2361 to schedule your appointment or have your questions answered.

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center: Poe’s Office Hours
Dec. 13, noon to 2 p.m., Women’s Center (1400 University Ave.).

Stop by the Women’s Center to spend time with our therapy dog, Poe! He is a 6-year-old Goldendoodle certified as a Canine Good Citizen and trained as a Psychiatric Service dog. You can find Poe and his owner Cathy Erickson in the lower-level lounge of the Women’s Center during his office hours. Take a break from studying and come by for cuddles, snuggles, and refreshments.


AAPAAN Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications
Applications due Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m.

UVA's Asian and Asian Pacific American Alumni Network has opened applications for its annual scholarships. This year, three $3,000 awards will be granted to students based on the criteria of scholarship, A/APA community involvement, and financial need. Winners will be notified in mid-March and will be asked to attend an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in April.


Salt and Blood Pressure Study Seeking Participants
Researchers are seeking adults to participate in a study to find out how salt intake affects blood pressure. To participate, you must be between 18 and 80 years old, be of Caucasian/white or African-American/black descent, have a BMI of 18 to 29.9, have normal blood pressure, and be willing to participate for two weeks after screening. No one with diabetes, congestive heart failure, a history of stroke, or possible pregnancy can participate. IRB No. 11494.