|Picnic on the lawn!|
The AFC: a really nice gym complete with a pool and the largest hot tub on the east coast, conveniently located for first years near their dorms. Speaking of which…
Old Dorms and New Dorms: Most of the first year dorms possess one of these two labels – “old dorms” on McCormick Road and “new dorms” on Alderman Road, categorized by when they were built. Old dorms are, well… old, but they have a classically collegiate quad and are very close to classes. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a brand new dorm, you’ll have the luxuries of elevators, lounges, and fancy big-screen TVs. Lucky ducks. Other dorm options for first years include the Gooch/Dillard area and residential colleges like Brown, Hereford, and the International Residential College (IRC).
|Balz-Dobie lounge. Source: virginia.edu|
|The Corner! Source: charlottesvillewelcomebook.com|
Beta Bridge: the bridge across from the Beta fraternity house on Rugby that has been painted over and over and over again. Paint it to advertise for an event or just to wish a friend happy birthday!
The Good Old Song: a song and chant traditionally sung at sporting and other university-wide events, where everyone puts their arms around each other and sways. Don’t worry – it’s not weird even if you find yourself next to strangers. You’ll definitely get confused when you sing it for the first time at Convocation (Uni-V Virginia? What the what?), but you’ll be a pro by the first couple home football games.