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Free Breakfast at 1515, including “Hugs and High Fives with Miss Kathy”
May 18 and 19, 6 to 8:30 a.m., 1515 on the Corner.
All graduating students are invited to drop by 1515 on Saturday or Sunday morning for one last hug from Miss Kathy along with a free breakfast burrito and coffee.

Donate Your Graduation Balloon to UVA Children’s Hospital
May 18 and 19, following Final Exercises, lower Lawn.
Help the environment and make some children happy. Instead of releasing your graduation balloons into the air to float away, hand them off for donation to patients at the UVA Children’s Hospital. Only mylar, not latex, can be accepted. Collection points will be on the Lower Lawn following each ceremony on Saturday and Sunday.


Full-Time Position Available: Assistant Director of the Virginia Fund
UVA’s Advancement Office is recruiting for an assistant director to raise funds from alumni, parents, and friends for the Virginia Fund. Duties may include assisting with direct marketing and event planning and execution. Travel will be required. Qualifications include a degree from UVA with at least one year of fundraising experience; student experience will be considered. Apply through UVA’s Workday website.


Hoos ReUse: Recycle and Benefit Others
Off-Grounds Collection: May 20 and 21
Donate your unwanted (but usable) furniture, appliances, nonperishable food, and clothing to local charities through the Hoos ReUse program. For complete details, including times and locations, please check the UVA Sustainability website.

The MindTrails Project: Free Online Anxiety-Reduction Program
Do you struggle with anxiety? The Teachman PACT lab at the University of Virginia is looking for adults ages 18 and older who struggle with anxiety symptoms to enroll in a free online anxiety-reduction program. We are recruiting participants to help us learn how we can help individuals combat anxiety via online training. For more information, see the website. IRB No. 2017-2340-00.


Congratulations to all the graduates, and have a great summer!
Connections will return in August.