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May 10 Connections


UPC End-of-Year Survey (Bodos Gift Card Raffle)
University Programs Council (UPC), the student-run programming board, provides students and other members of the University and Charlottesville communities with a wide variety of entertaining and educational activities and events. We’re hoping to learn more about students’ knowledge and perception of University-sponsored events. Please fill out this short survey so we can learn how to serve your interests even better.

Hoos ReUse
Through May 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Donation Boxes.
May 22-23, Business Hours, Off-Grounds.
Please donate gently used clothing, furniture, electronics, non-perishable foods, and other useful items to benefit nonprofits. Through May 13, on-Grounds residents can donate items at places conveniently located near residence halls. Visit this website for a list of specific drop-off locations both on and off Grounds.

Textbook Buyback
Through May 12, UVA Bookstore.
Sell your books to the UVA Bookstore for cash. The Bookstore is accepting books through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Remember that textbook rentals are due back on May 15. And don’t forget to order your fall 2017 textbooks online


Summer Job Opportunities
IM-Rec Sports is hiring swim and tennis instructors. Teach children how to swim and play tennis this summer! Swimming’s Cool begins on May 22, and Summer Tennis begins June 12. Apply here today.

Positions Available in the Music Department
2017-18 Student Jobs and Internships
The Music Department seeks talented students for paid positions and unpaid internships for the 2017-18 academic year. Visit this website for volunteer positions and this website for jobs. Email Marcy Day at with any questions.

Music Department Auditions
Music Department auditions happen prior to the first day of classes in the fall. If you want to get updates this summer about audition times and excerpts, please fill out our interest form.

Join the UVA International Buddy Program
Now Recruiting Students for Fall 2017
The International Buddy Program is a student-led organization that matches exchange students with UVA students and hosts a variety of social events throughout the semester. It is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world, assist in their transition to the University, and make new friends. Fill out the interest form today! 


Volunteer for Planned Parenthood in Charlottesville
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is looking for a group of passionate volunteers to help carry out local Charlottesville events. If you are interested, please fill out this Google form. You will be contacted on an as-needed basis. If you have any questions, please contact Megana Belagutti at

Apply to Join the W.E.B. DuBois Journal of Racial Studies
The W.E.B. DuBois Journal of Racial Studies is the first academic journal at the University of Virginia dedicated to scholarship that deals specifically with race. It is an outlet for undergraduates and graduates to display their work for the rest of the University community. The journal is currently looking for editors and exec members. Apply here to be an exec member and here to be an editor. 


Connections is a newsletter distributed every Wednesday and is another way for you to find out what's going on around Grounds

It’s time to wish our graduates all the best and let our new students know how excited we are for their arrival in August. In the meantime, have a wonderful, safe summer!

A UVA Garden gate opened with pink flowers spilling over the side of the Serpentine wall