Hoos for the Holidays

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Hoos for the Holidays graphic with a Rotunda image.  November 28th - December 9th

We are excited for you to join us for Hoos for the Holidays a series of events during the last two weeks of classes, into exams during the fall semester.

Below, you will find a detailed schedule containing important information about events occurring on Grounds. Check back for the most up-to-date schedule.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Crafts and Career Conversations 

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 1515

Happy Hoos Hour

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Join us as we kick off the Hoos for the Holidays programming series during the last two weeks of the fall semester.  Learn more about our photo challenge, have a pastry or drink some hot chocolate.  

Donation Box Opens for Food Pantry

Location: Main Lounge/SAC

Photo Challenge starts

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Kick off the holiday season by submitting a photo for our photo contest.  Take a photo with someone who has made this semester special for you.  Wear an ugly sweater to make the photos truly festive. Tag #HoosFortheHolidays and @uvastudentengagement to enter your photos into the competition.

#HoosForTheHolidays @uvastudentengagement

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Crafts and Career Conversations 

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 1515

 

Photo Challenge 

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Kick off the holiday season by submitting a photo for our photo contest.  Take a photo with someone who has made this semester special for you.  Wear an ugly sweater to make the photos truly festive. Tag #HoosFortheHolidays and @uvastudentengagement to enter your photos into the competition.

#HoosForTheHolidays @uvastudentengagement

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Crafts and Career Conversations 

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 1515

Eats and Treats with the Alumni Association

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: 1515

Stop by for a slice of pizza or a grab an insomnia cookies sponsored by the Alumni Association. 

Wreath Making & Ornament Decoration

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Craft and Cocoa

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Women's Center Lounge and Maker Space

Our annual craft and Cocoa event at the Women's Center offers you a cozy afternoon in community.

Reindeer Games Trivia

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: 1515

Join us for a few rounds of trivia in 1515. $200 worth of cash prizes for the winners of these reindeer games.  

Photo Challenge 

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Kick off the holiday season by submitting a photo for our photo contest.  Take a photo with someone who has made this semester special for you.  Wear an ugly sweater to make the photos truly festive. Tag #HoosFortheHolidays and @uvastudentengagement to enter your photos into the competition.

#HoosForTheHolidays @uvastudentengagement

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Crafts and Career Conversations 

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 1515

Notes of Gratitude & Affirmation - Greeting Cards for Great People

Time: All Day

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Come join the Student Engagement in Newcomb's Main Lounge to write affirmations, gratitude, and greeting cards. This activity will be all day on Thursday 12/1. 

Writing Letters of Love and Support to the UVA Victims Families

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Fraternity & Sorority Life Office Newcomb Hall 171

Lighting of the Lawn

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM)

Location: The Lawn

Student organizers settled on the theme “Full Power” for this year’s Lighting of the Lawn in August to recognize that the past few years at UVA have been challenging, in part, because of COVID-19.

“This theme was really originally intended to acknowledge that this would be our first year back to that new normal, back to the UVA that a lot of us had known in the pre-COVID years, and sort of a celebration of that,” Arif said. So now we’re reorienting ‘Full Power’ to mean that it is only together and only as a community that we are able to have this full power, this full power to love, this full power to remember, the full power to offer the light.”

Photo Challenge 

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Kick off the holiday season by submitting a photo for our photo contest.  Take a photo with someone who has made this semester special for you.  Wear an ugly sweater to make the photos truly festive. Tag #HoosFortheHolidays and @uvastudentengagement to enter your photos into the competition.

#HoosForTheHolidays @uvastudentengagement

Friday, December 2, 2022

Crafts and Career Conversations 

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 1515

 

Writing Letters of Love and Support to the UVA Victims Families

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Fraternity & Sorority Life Office Newcomb Hall 171

Writing supplies and snacks available

Winter Hooville

Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: 1515

Join UPC as it hosts its annual Winter Hooville event.  Hot chocolate, gingerbread house making, blanket making, origami, and more!  Stick around for a screening of how the Grinch Stole Christmas. 

First Year Council Holiday Concert

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Amphitheater

Holiday Concert at the amphitheater. Friday 12/02, 6-8. Live performers, hot chocolate, and santa.

Photo Challenge 

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Kick off the holiday season by submitting a photo for our photo contest.  Take a photo with someone who has made this semester special for you.  Wear an ugly sweater to make the photos truly festive. Tag #HoosFortheHolidays and @uvastudentengagement to enter your photos into the competition.

#HoosForTheHolidays @uvastudentengagement

Monday, December 5, 2022

Cookies & Karaoke

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: 1515

If you can't sing well sing louder!  Join us in 1515 as we enjoy some cookies hearing the various voices from the community.

Photo Challenge 

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Kick off the holiday season by submitting a photo for our photo contest.  Take a photo with someone who has made this semester special for you.  Wear an ugly sweater to make the photos truly festive. Tag #HoosFortheHolidays and @uvastudentengagement to enter your photos into the competition.

#HoosForTheHolidays @uvastudentengagement

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Wreath Making & Ornament Decoration

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Didn't have a chance to make a wreath or ornament the first time.  Fear not we have more wreaths, ornaments and supplies to have you properly deck the halls!

Photo Challenge 

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Kick off the holiday season by submitting a photo for our photo contest.  Take a photo with someone who has made this semester special for you.  Wear an ugly sweater to make the photos truly festive. Tag #HoosFortheHolidays and @uvastudentengagement to enter your photos into the competition.

#HoosForTheHolidays @uvastudentengagement

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

PAC The House - Photos w/ Santa and Mrs. Claus

Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Newcomb Main Lounge 3rd Floor

Naughty or Nice join us for some holiday cheer, a catered meal and a chance to get a rare photo with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Hoo-liday Refresh with #BlackUVA, OAAA, and BOSS

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Dawsons Row

Each winter the Office of African-American Affairs provides our students an opportunity to recharge together with winter vibes. Food, hot-cocoa, raffles, and music refresh our students for the upcoming exam period.

Photo Challenge 

Location: Main Lounge - 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall

Kick off the holiday season by submitting a photo for our photo contest.  Take a photo with someone who has made this semester special for you.  Wear an ugly sweater to make the photos truly festive. Tag #HoosFortheHolidays and @uvastudentengagement to enter your photos into the competition.

#HoosForTheHolidays @uvastudentengagement

#BlackUVA presents: Leaning into #BlackJoy during Final Exams:

Thursday, December 8, 2022

#BlackUVA presents: Leaning into #BlackJoy during Final Exams

Time:  8 pm Eastern (requested to accommodate Alum on the West Coast)

Location: Zoom (https://virginia.zoom.us/j/91928556861?pwd=MG5NOTQxZ094UHhycGtOU1JTKys1UT09)

Donna L. Hamilton, MD, Class of ’86, will lead a virtual convening of #BlackUVA and current students to provide support and share tips on how to make the best of this Final Exam period. Dr. Hamilton brings years of experience helping people achieve optimal health across their lives and in all their pursuits. All alumni are invited to share tips (2 minutes) with students. These tips will be archived, and a document will be created based on them. Time for question and answer will be reserved.

Friday, December 9, 2022

#BlackUVAStrong

Time:  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Location: Dawsons Row

#BlackUVA Strong: Current students and Alumni have been hoping to have an opportunity for Alumni to return to UVA to be in support of one another. #BlackUVA suggested we leverage a familiar platform that might create a cause for Black Joy to be introduced into this season of difficulty. We will have a private space for support, a photo campaign, t-shirt giveaways, a DJ, and food. #BlackUVA requested the event held in Dawson’s Row. However, given the weather, we are considering possible indoor spaces.

Monday, December 12, 2022

UVA Winter Wander Night

Time:  8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 

Location: Boar's Head Resort

Visit Virginia's premier light show, Winter Wander at the Boar's Head Resort for FREE! Winter Wander is an annual experience which allows guests to immerse themselves in a palette of light and color on a self-guided stroll around the Boar's Head lake. 

UVA night at Winter Wander will include a complimentary hot cocoa and s'mores packet per attendee. Additionally, all of the Winter Wander experiences and shops will be open including photos with Santa, food, and beverages. Winter Wander takes place on a paved outdoor trail and is accessible to most strollers and wheelchairs. 

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT - to secure your ticket, along with up to 6 guest tickets, you must pre-register at: bit.ly/UVAStudentWW  

Getting There

Students (and their guests) may drive themselves to the event by navigating to: 200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Follow signs for the Winter Wander main entrance once on-site. 

Students (and their guests) needing a ride to the event may use a special shuttle service provided by University Transportation Services. Pick up for the shuttle will be located in front McCormick RD Houses (across from the Chemistry Building) and will depart every 15 minutes starting at 7:45pm. Return shuttles will run from the Boar's Head until 10:45pm sharp. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

UVA Winter Wander Night

Time:  8:00 PM - 10:30 PM 

Location: Boar's Head Resort

Visit Virginia's premier light show, Winter Wander at the Boar's Head Resort for FREE! Winter Wander is an annual experience which allows guests to immerse themselves in a palette of light and color on a self-guided stroll around the Boar's Head lake. 

All of the Winter Wander experiences and shops will be open including photos with Santa, food, and beverages. Winter Wander takes place on a paved outdoor trail and is accessible to most strollers and wheelchairs. 

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT - to secure your ticket, along with up to 6 guest tickets, you must pre-register at: bit.ly/UVAStudentWW  

Getting There

Students (and their guests) may drive themselves to the event by navigating to: 200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Follow signs for the Winter Wander main entrance once on-site. 

Students (and their guests) needing a ride to the event may use a special shuttle service provided by University Transportation Services. Pick up for the shuttle will be located in front McCormick RD Houses (across from the Chemistry Building) and will depart every 15 minutes starting at 7:45pm. Return shuttles will run from the Boar's Head until 10:45pm sharp. 

Sunday, December 18, 2022

World Cup Final Viewing Party

Time:  10:00 AM

Location: Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room

Come watch the World Cup 2022 Final in Newcomb Hall's South Meeting Room! There will be food/refreshments available. This event is supported by the Office of Vice Provost for Global Affairs, the International Studies Office, Student Affairs, and the International Student Citizen Leaders Fellowship. Registrations are not required. Drop in/stay as you please. 

#HoosForTheHolidays