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May 3 Connections


Textbook Buyback
May 3 through 12, UVA Bookstore.
Sell your books to the UVA Bookstore for cash. The Bookstore is accepting books on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Remember that textbook rentals are due back on May 15. And don’t forget to order your fall 2017 textbooks online


Join the Student Member of BOV Advisory Committee
Application due May 5 at 5 p.m.
Apply to serve on the Student Member of the BOV Advisory Committee (SMAC) for the upcoming year. Each member of the committee will work directly with Bryanna Miller, the incoming Student Member of the Board of Visitors, to carry out a variety of initiatives. Available positions include an undergraduate assistant, a graduate assistant, a UVA-Wise assistant, a communications director, and a graphic designer. Apply here and visit the Student Member’s Facebook profile to learn more.

Summer Job Opportunities
IM-Rec Sports is now 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.

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. 


Participants Needed for Salt Study
The University of Virginia’s Department of Medicine is conducting a study to measure the effect of salt intake on two gene variants to help with drug development. Participants will receive two weeks of free food (one week of high salt and one week of low salt) and a $200 stipend upon successful completion. For more information, visit this website or email Mahabuba Akhter at



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

Hoos ReUse
On-Grounds Collection: May 3-13
Off-Grounds Collection: May 22-23

Hoos ReUse is an easy way to recycle and benefit others. Donate any unwanted (but usable) furniture, appliances, nonperishable food, and clothing to local charities. More information can be found on the Hoos ReUse website.