Upcoming Recruitment Events

MPP Admitted Students Weekend

March 22-23, 2019

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Event times, speakers and locations subject to change

Friday, March 22

Admitted Students Weekend will officially kick off at 5:30 PM, with a welcome dinner on Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall. For those arriving Friday afternoon, we have two optional offerings: 


2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m

Optional Lecture

Great Hall, Garrett Hall


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tour of UVA Grounds

University Guides will provide tours of the Rotunda and Academical Village on a rolling basis. If you would like a pre-dinner tour, please check in with Batten Staff in the lobby of Garrett Hall. Tours will leave from Garrett Hall every 30 minutes starting at 3:30, 4:00, and 4:30. 


5:00 p.m.

Travel to the Downtown Mall

Take a ride on the Charlottesville Trolley accompanied by Batten Ambassadors from Grounds to the historic Downtown Mall. Meet Ambassadors in the lobby of Garrett Hall for a quick jaunt down Main Street. 


5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.            

Welcome Dinner/Reception 

South Street Brewery

Charlottesville Downtown Mall

Meet with future classmates and current students while you enjoy dinner and a friendly game of trivia.


Saturday, March 23

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Breakfast 

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. 


9:30 a.m.                     

Welcome and Review of Day’s Agenda

Great Hall, Garrett Hall

Jeff Chidester, Executive Director of External Affairs


9:45 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Batten Curriculum & Academic Opportunities

Great Hall, Garrett Hall


10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Student Life Panel

Great Hall, Garrett Hall


11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Batten Research Centers Presentations

Great Hall, Garrett Hall


12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Great Hall, Garrett Hall


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Great Hall, Garrett Hall


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Alumni Panel

Great Hall, Garrett Hall


2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Great Hall, Garrett Hall


3:00 p.m. 

Depart for Monticello


5:00 – 8:30 p.m.           

Monticello Tours & Closing Reception

Enjoy one last evening in Charlottesville with future classmates, staff, and faculty while touring Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Dinner will be served in the lovely Woodland Pavilion. Buses will take everyone from Garrett Hall to Monticello and back to UVA at the end of the evening.