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Staying in Charlottesville Next Week?

If you plan to remain on Grounds or in the area for undergraduate Spring Break, check out the resource page compiled just for you. You will find information on hours for various facilities, such as the libraries and Newcomb Hall, as well as access to services, such as dining and parking and transportation. There’s also a link to activities you might enjoy in the Charlottesville area, including how to get free tickets to tour Monticello.


Virtual Data Science and Analytics Day
Feb. 29, 1 – 4 p.m., virtual.
Come and meet recruiters who are eager to interact with students interested in both full-time and internship roles. This event is a one stop shop for all things Data Science and Data Analytics. If you want premium access to amazing employers and inside tips on how to break into this industry, this is the event for you!

Apply to the Fralin Student Docents
Applications due March 15, 11:59 p.m.
First- and second-year students, are you interested in art, history, or education? If so, consider applying to the Fralin Student docents. Our application for the Fall 2024 Docent Training Class is now open. Student Docents at the Fralin lead tours and engage in discussion about art with local school and community groups. For more information, check out our Instagram or reach out to our selections chair, Tori Ochave.

ChangeMaker Summer Bootcamp: Funded by Jefferson Trust
Social Entrepreneurship Summer Bootcamp: Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey that empowers you to create positive societal impact? Join us for an exhilarating weeklong summer bootcamp designed for budding social entrepreneurs.


Mental Health Support over Spring Break with TimelyCare
Time off from school means more time to focus on yourself. And you don’t have to wait until you’re back on Grounds to seek support if you need it. TimelyCare’s resources such as TalkNow, self-care content and peer community are here to help you 24/7. Add "Download the TimelyCare app" to your packing list before going on spring break.

Spring Break On-Grounds Housing Resources
Spring Break is almost here! All on-Grounds housing areas will remain open from March 2-10, but your plans may take you off Grounds. Whether you intend to stay or to enjoy your break elsewhere, check out the useful information on the Housing & Residence Life website as you prepare.


‘Imagining a Better Future for Congress’
March 1, 11 a.m., Miller Center in person and virtual.
As we head toward the 2024 election, partisan dysfunction threatens to fracture the United States Congress. Sidney Milkis, the Miller Center's White Burkett Miller Professor of Governance and Foreign Affairs, moderates a conversation about the past, present, and future of Congress with William Galston, Molly Reynolds, and Philip Wallach. Register for in person. Register for virtual.

‘Diplomats at War’
March 13, 11 a.m., Miller Center in person and virtual.

In Saigon in 1963, U.S. ambassador Frederick Nolting and his second-in-command, Bill Trueheart, clashed over their divergent assessments of the South Vietnamese regime under Ngo Dinh Diem. In ‘Diplomats at War,’ author Charles Trueheart, Bill’s son and Nolting's godson, retells the story of America’s plunge into the Vietnam War from a new vantage point — piecing together how his father and godfather participated in this historic flashpoint. Register for in person. Register for virtual.

Public Talk: ‘The Never Again Syndrome: Uses and Misuses of Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Global Politics’
March 19, 5 – 6:30 p.m., Rotunda Dome Room.
Presented by Professor Omer Bartov, the Samuel Pisar Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Department of History, Brown University.