- Making an account
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
I panic because it has the potential to be a word that I might mispronounce.
What does it even mean? Why do people keep mentioning it? How does it pertain to UVA?
Why should I care?
I sure asked similar questions before I attended first-year convocation last August.
While I was skeptical at first, Convocation proved to be a neat experience and a great introduction
to the UVA community I had just joined. So here is what I’m calling,
This definition makes sense because almost 4,000 first-year and transfer students will gather on the lawn,
seated and facing the Rotunda, the first weekend of the academic year for this event.
Students sit facing the Rotun This symbol comes full circle four years later at graduation, when students
walk from the Rotunda toward Old Cabell Hall, leaving the first library of the University to enrich the
world with what they’ve learned over their four years.
first year I will enlighten you on the greatest secret of them all. The Seven Society will ask the
student sitting in the seventh chair in the seventh row to read a note to everyone in attendance.
I pitied the poor soul who had to read a fairly long note to 4,000 people. So if you would prefer
not to take on this responsibility, don’t sit in this seat. But if reading the Seven Society note is
something you’re interested in, by all means go for it.
Thomas Jefferson’s face). These nickels are a gift from the UVA Alumni Association, and
serve as reminder to give back to the UVA community after you graduate.
but not as long as you would think. There are several tables on the sidewalks next to where you’ll
be seated where you will sign the Honor Pledge. There will also be volunteers at each table to
organize the line and make sure that everything is moving smoothly.
of the University and Dean Groves, to the Honor Chair, these people have sage words of wisdom
to share with you.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a particularly gifted singer or not, the Good Ole Song doesn’t
discriminate. Convocation is the first time you’ll join arms with your fellow Hoos and sing
the Good Ole Song. Maybe you already know the words, maybe you’ll stumble through it
this first time. Either way, it’s your first moment as a true Hoo, which is what Convocation is all about.
Whether you don’t know a single word to the Good Ole Song or you end up reading the Seven Society letter, Convocation is your first event as a member of the UVA Community - so embrace it! If you have any more questions or want me to write about something specific, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you later incoming hoos!
Thursday, June 14, 2018
During my First-year move-in day, President Teresa Sullivan and Dean Groves dropped by to say hello!
I spent my spring break in Charlottesville to learn more about social justice and was also able to be a part of a worship team through an Intervarsity Christian Fellowship program.
Here is a victory photo after a glorious game of inner tube water polo.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
- I’m a rising third year in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Psychology
- I was born in Charlottesville and currently live in Crozet which is the next town over, about a 30 minute drive from grounds (so if you have any cville related questions hmu!!)
- I have two dogs that are my two favorite things EVER and i’m just gonna leave this picture of them here so you can tell for yourself that they’re the cutest dogs you’ve probably ever seen
- During the year at UVa some of my favorite things to do are:
- Go to Thursday night Sunset Series on Carters Mountain. This is something you HAVE to do when you come to UVa… there’s nothing better than sitting on the mountain and watching the sunset, all the while putting away a half dozen donuts single handedly!!!!
- I’m a bigggg virginia sports girl. I go to all the football games (even though we’re not too good i’m a loyal fan and you’ll catch me at all of the games in the fall). Basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, you name the sport and i’ll be there cheering on the hoos!!
- Lighting of The Lawn is my personal favorite event that UVa has during the school year that is incredibly popular and brings the entire student body together to relax and unwind before finals start up.
- Okay so that’s a little introduction and some basic information about me, if you have any questions for me about anything send me an email!! I’m SO excited to be writing on my different experiences here at UVA and hope to give y’all something somewhat interesting to read during the summer :)
Friday, June 8, 2018
- I love a good sunset. Carter Mountain has a great view so I would highly recommend going to Thursday evening sunset series.
- I love food but only recently started to enjoy cooking. I’m actually vegan so look out for my post coming up soon all about eating vegan at UVA. Charlottesville definitely has some great options so I can easily find a restaurant that my meat-eating friends will also enjoy.
- I love conspiracy theories. I won’t go into detail here but a few of my favorites are all about Mattress Firm, Britney Spears, and Avril Lavigne. There’s also a UVA related conspiracy theory that I recently became interested in but I’m only gonna say one word: bunker.
- I love UVA basketball. To be completely honest, I wanted Devon Hall’s fathead. Sadly, it was in high demand so I settled for Jack Salt’s. (jk <3 you too Jack)
- I went on Alternative Spring Break to the Grand Canyon this year. It was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on and I made some cool new friends.
- I took an ENWR about memes my first year and haven’t been the same since. If you want to read my final paper just let me know.
- I also took a class about Middle Eastern and South Asian film festivals. One of our homework assignments was to watch a few films at the Virginia Film Festival. I would have gone even if it wasn’t assigned so it didn’t feel like homework at all.