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Greeters volunteering at move in

Volunteer to be a Greeter

If you're a returning upperclass student who would like to be a Greeter during first-year move-in (August 20, 22, 23), we encourage you to volunteer! Greeters are often the first friendly faces new students see when they arrive at the University. Greeters living on Grounds in the fall have the option to move in early on the day before their shift, and the first 400 students to sign up will receive $50 in Flex Dollars. 


Career Center Services 

Want to spruce up your resume, get ready for fall interviewing, or explore internships for next summer? Get started by scheduling a counseling appointment through Handshake and exploring the many resources available on the Career Center website. The team is available all summer to assist via virtual or in-person appointments. If you are on Grounds, the center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Appointments are required, but same-day appointments are usually available. 

The center provides services and access to Handshake to undergraduates for one semester after graduation. Alumni Career Engagement (ACE) also is available upon graduation.  


Community Contemplative Practice 
May 16, noon – 1 p.m. 

In the wake of the events that unfolded at UVA on Saturday, May 4, many may have experienced a wide range of reactions, emotions, and questions. The Contemplative Sciences Center is offering a virtual practice to the community for contemplative pause and emotional processing. The hope is to create a space where attendees can honor and move through their authentic experiences. This session is open to the public. 

Hoos First Stole and Cord Pickup 
May 16, 1 – 3 p.m., Hoos First Student Center, Newcomb LL36. 
May 17, 1 – 4 p.m., Newcomb First Floor. 

Hoos First is offering three additional opportunities for graduating students to pick up a stole. Email [email protected] with any questions! 

Graduation Day Breakfast with Ms. Kathy 
May 18, 19, 6 – 7:30 a.m., 1515 University Ave. 

Join Ms. Kathy and Student Affairs for breakfast burritos and coffee before lining up for your graduation procession. Let’s kick off your big day with good food and great company. Come one, come all!  


Cville Tulips Looking for MORE Summer Volunteers: Help Refugee Women and Children 
Wednesdays from June 19 – Aug. 7, 5 – 8 p.m., Peabody School. 

Will you be in Charlottesville this summer? Support refugee women and their children by joining Cville Tulips, a collective of refugee women in the Charlottesville area who gather for community building, English language learning, health-care learning, arts, youth programing, food and conversation. Volunteers participate in youth programming (soccer, outdoor play, and art projects). Limited paid English learning circle leader positions remain! 


Summer Access to Student Health and Wellness 
A few reminders about using SHW services after the academic year ends: 

  • If you are graduating, you can visit SHW or use Timely Care through Friday, May 24. 
  • If you are a returning student and not enrolled in summer classes, starting on May 28, you can visit SHW and pay $25 per visit per clinic for clinical services. Students who are enrolled in summer session pay no additional visit charge for clinical services. TimelyCare remains a year-round service for all returning students. 
  • Hours for SHW over the summer: 
    8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (May 13 through August 26) 

Learn more about summer visit charges