Welcome Week

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Welcome Week is an exciting mix of academic and co-curricular activities held each fall semester that signals the start of each academic year! The week encompasses a variety of events for new students, returning students, and the entire campus community.

Move-In Days
Learn more about move-in day on campus.
Learn more about the extended orientation experience for all new first-year students.
  • August 13-15: Move-In Days for Fall 2022 will be specific for first-year students and returning/upperclass students.
  • August 13-14: Take Care of Business in several offices that will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for Move-In Weekend, including:  in Cantrell Hall (Health Wise Clinic, Housing, & Campus Police), Crockett Hall (Financial Aid, Cashier's Office, & Registrar's Office), Slemp Student Center (Bookstore & Mail Services).
  • Sunday, August 14: Expedition, an extended orientation experience for all new first-year students (residential and commuters). See link above for more details.
  • Tuesday, August 16: Fall Convocation is the official opening of the academic year for the entire campus community. New students should arrive at the Lake no later than 9:30 a.m. to receive their free t-shirt and assemble for the processional. Watch for more details in your UVA Wise email closer to the event date.
  • Tuesday, August 16: Student Activities Fair & Picnic will be available for the entire campus community at the Lawn by the Lake immediately following Fall Convocation.  Local businesses and vendors and UVA Wise club and organization representatives will welcome students with a variety of incentives and information. 
  • Tuesday, August 16: Freshman Seminar Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. after the Student Activities Fair & Picnic for all first-year students to meet with their SEM 1010 instructors.  Your SEM instructor will email you the meeting location.
  • Plus a variety of other events throughout the week. Check your email often for more updates and announcements!


All new students, be sure that you also have completed the following: