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Hoos For the Holidays November 28 - December 9

Hoos for the Holidays

Take a break from end-of-semester papers and exams with daily festivities in Newcomb Lounge and 1515. Craft an ornament, bring a donation for the food pantry, sing karaoke, send a note of gratitude, play some trivia, or just enjoy a treat amid the lights and decorations.


Lighting of the Lawn
Dec. 1, 7 - 9 p.m. (entrances open at 6 p.m.)
Returning for the 21st year, this beloved UVA tradition brings the community together to usher in the holiday season. The event will also be livestreamed.

Standard Housing Application Open to On-Grounds Residents
Apply by Jan. 20, 11:59 p.m.
If you're a current on-Grounds resident and plan to apply to live in a new upperclass on-Grounds housing area next year, the standard housing application is available to you on Thursday, Dec. 1. More information and resources about upperclass on-Grounds housing options, dates, deadlines, and the application process (including video and text instructions) are available online.

Resources If You Need Help
Asking for help is a sign of strength. If you could use a little extra support as you look to move forward from the fall semester, check out this list of resources.


Create a Virginia Alumni Mentoring Account!
Join VAM today to connect with UVA alumni mentors! Build your network, explore career paths, and gain valuable perspective from alumni who were once in your shoes.

Do you read, write or speak another language? Join MOVE!,
Rolling deadline, apply today.
MOVE, the Multilingual Outreach Volunteer Effort, gives you a chance to use your skills to be a great neighbor! The group provides nonprofessional translations to bridge multilingual Charlottesville with community relief services such as health care, unemployment, child care, and shelter. Our volunteers do not need to have native-level proficiency to participate. Most translations are done collaboratively online. Each volunteer decides how often and how much they will contribute to translation requests. Register today.

Take Give Thanks
Dec. 2, noon, Monroe Hill in front of Brown College.
Our Write Climate: Art & Engagement class has created an art instillation to promote environmental awareness. Come by to see our art piece showcasing composting. Free Bodos Bagels.

Get Involved with Early Visions
Apply by Dec. 2, 11:59 p.m.
Volunteer with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia and the Fralin Museum of Art by becoming an Early Visions mentor. During this 10-week youth mentorship and arts program, UVA students pair up with local Boys and Girls Club members to build meaningful relationships and life skills through weekly activities. Apply today!

Tutors Needed: America Reads
America Reads offers a unique job opportunity for full-time University of Virginia students receiving federal work-study awards. UVA students work with local schools and community programs in Charlottesville to provide tutoring for students in literacy and math. Tutors are matched with schools or local placements based on their availability, transportation, and the organization’s needs. Apply on Handshake at or email Austen Hecker.

Monday Mindful Presence Workshops
Dec. 5 and 12, 1 – 2 p.m., Student Health and Wellness Building.
Would you like to spend one of your Monday afternoons engaging in a self-care activity? Join a mindfulness session with your peers and CAPS clinicians at Student Health and Wellness. You will practice noticing and being in the moment. You will practice observing your thoughts, feelings, and sensations with mindful intention and self-awareness. These sessions will occur in our wellness suite.


Tea Time Recitals
Dec. 1 and 2, 1 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Students present a varied menu of musical delights, showcasing the fruits of a semester's worth of musical training and practice.

Virginia Women's Chorus Candlelight Concerts
Dec. 2, 8 p.m., and Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m., UVA Chapel.
The Virginia Women’s Chorus presents its 39th annual Candlelight Concerts. Featuring song selections such as Snow Angel, Deck the Hall, and Eatnemen Vuelie from Disney’s Frozen, among others. Student tickets are $7.

Virginia Glee Club Annual Christmas Concerts
Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall; and Dec. 10, 8 p.m., University Baptist Church.
The Glee Club’s 82nd Annual Christmas Concerts with Conductor Frank Albinder will feature classic carols, medieval pieces and of course, their very own special rendition of Twelve Days of Christmas. 

Family Holiday Concerts 2022
Dec. 3 and 4, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The Charlottesville Symphony at UVA and the UVA University Singers join forces for their annual Family Holiday Concerts featuring festive favorites for concertgoers of all ages.

Visualizing Telematic Music Performance
Dec. 3, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., livestreamed.
A performance of duets for percussion, viola and robot avatars, simultaneously performed at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia.

Messiah Sing-In 2022
Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall
The UVA Messiah Sing-In has remained a simple and joyous event, relying on the University and Charlottesville community to come together to sing and perform one of the greatest oratorios ever written.