Upcoming Recruitment Events

Fall MPP Open House

November 3, 2018


If you are a UVA student, please RSVP here.

If you are a non-UVA student, please RSVP here.


Event times, speakers and locations subject to change

Open House will officially kick off at 10:30 a.m., with a welcome address at Garrett Hall. For those who are traveling to Charlottesville and are non-UVA students, we welcome you to join us for some morning activities.                 


8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Breakfast (non-UVA students only please)

Colonnade Club, Pavilion VII

Enjoy a breakfast buffet with Batten Ambassadors and future classmates at the oldest building on the Lawn, Pavilion VII, also called the Colonnade Club. 


9:45 – 10:30 a.m.           

Tours of UVA Grounds


University Guides will provide tours of the Rotunda and Academical Village prior to the welcome address. 


10:30 a.m.                     

Welcome and Review of Day’s Agenda

Great Hall, Garrett Hall

Jeff Chidester, Executive Director of External Affairs


10:45 - 11:20 a.m.

Mock Class

Great Hall, Garrett Hall

Dr. Gabrielle Adams, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Psychology


11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Alumni Panel: “Life After Batten”

Great Hall, Garrett Hall

Meet Batten alumni who are working in the public, private and non-profit sectors and ask them questions about their current positions, and how they’ve benefitted from the Batten MPP.


12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Discussion: “Life At Batten”

Great Hall, Garrett Hall

A panel of current students will answer your questions about life at Batten.


1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Ideas to Action

Great Hall, Garrett Hall

Dr. Craig Volden, Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking


1:45 – 2:30 p.m.           

Academic Session: “Training the Next Generation of Policy Leaders”

Great Hall, Garrett Hall

Kristine Nelson, Assistant Director of Academic Programs & Registrar


2:30 - 2:45 p.m.


Great Hall, Garrett Hall


2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Admission Session: “Policy School v3.0 and the Batten Network”

Great Hall, Garrett Hall

Jeff Chidester, Executive Director of External Affairs


4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour with Alumni, Current Students, and Faculty

Fitzroy, Downtown Mall

After taking a shuttle to the Historic Downtown Mall, join us for an informal mixer with alumni, current students, and faculty while enjoying some heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks.