Spring 2021 Welcome Back and New Student Orientation

Welcome Orientation for Spring Start Students

Tuesday, January 26th from 7 - 8 PM - ZOOM

Please register here:

Join important school stakeholders in a brief welcome session followed by a mixer based on your program! Email Bern Poerio if you have any questions [email protected]

Welcome Back Program Meetings - Open to all students

  • Administration & Supervision Students

    A&S will welcome a new cohort of 21 students from Suffolk County Public Schools. As their advisor, I will offer an orientation for these students on January 14th to include "business matters" as it relates to the program as well as an opportunity to get to know their cohort members. All of our students are full-time educators who currently teach online, and are aware our program will be offered online for the spring, moving to our more traditional hybrid model as permitted.

    A separate session is being scheduled for different cohort groups.

    • Various Days and Times
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders

    CSD Welcome Back Social Hour via Zoom

    • Friday, January 15, 2021
    • 5:15 PM
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction

    Ringing in Spring
    Drop by this informal event to ask questions, connect to others, and prepare for spring.

    • Monday, January 25, 2021
    • 7:00 PM
  • M.Ed. C&I New Student Check-in

    This is an informal event for new students to the M.Ed. in C & I program. Questions, connecting, and troubleshooting will be supported.

    • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
    • 8:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Kinesiology for Individuals with Disabilities M.Ed. and Ph.D. Students

    Watching movies about a young man with Down syndrome - this is for my MED and PHD students in our Kinesiology for Individuals with Disabilities Program

    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 5:00 PM
  • Kinesiology Majors

    This orientation is for all undergraduates in Kinesiology.

    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 1:00 PM
  • Higher Education Students

    Zoom room check in for any students interested

    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM
  • Teacher Education Undergraduate Majors

    This event will serve as an official welcome back to all 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates in the Teacher Ed. Program (BSED in Elementary, Early Childhood or Special Education). Program/semester updates, licensure requirements, importance of DEI, advice/tips/insight from faculty on how to succeed in the classroom, internship and as a future educator, Q&A, etc.

    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 3:15 PM
  • CISE PhD Program (both C&I and Special Ed PhD students)

    Zoom room check in for any students interested

    • Monday, February 1, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
  • C&I EdD

    Zoom gathering - community building and administrative

    • Tuesday, February 2, 2021
    • 1:00 PM
  • Speech Communication Disorders Undergraduate Students

    SCD Welcome Back Virtual Social Hour for undergraduates

    • Friday, February 5, 2021
    • 5:15 PM
  • Youth and Social Innovation Students

    YSI Welcome Back (Cheer)wine and Dine

    • Thursday, February 18, 2021
    • 6:30 PM

If your program does not have a synchronous time listed for a program welcome back, please reach out directly to your program coordinator

Welcome Back Events

Below is a list of welcome back activities that are not program based. They range in focus from introducing students to resources and skills, opportunities for students to connect socially and get involved, and other ways to connect to our school and mission. Please join in any and all activities that interest you!

Spring 2021 Resources


    All undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in courses for the Spring 2021 term, and who have successfully completed a FAFSA (available at fafsa.ed.gov) for the 2020-2021 academic year, can request funding for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic. Please note that Winter/Spring CARES Act funding is limited and each student may submit only one application during this time period.

    Emergency Funding - UVA Cares Act
  • EHD Student Resource Page

    As you prepare for the Spring 2021 semester, please make sure to visit our Student Resource page which outlines resources related to academics, financial and technology support, peer connections and mental health: These resources are a direct response to a School of Education and Human Development student survey.

    EHD Student Resource Page
  • Canvas New User Guide

    Students new to the Canvas learning management system should visit our Canvas New User Guide to see the top five things you must know about Canvas. Even if you have used Canvas before, consider reviewing this resource. Every school can set up Canvas slightly differently!

    Canvas New User Guide
  • Return to Grounds - Spring 2021 - Housing and Residence Life

    If you plan to live on Grounds in Spring 2021, please visit the Housing and Residence Life page for more information regarding COVID policies and procedures.

    Return to Grounds - Spring 2021 - Housing and Residence Life
  • Student Disability Access Center (SDAC)

    Available to students enrolled in on Grounds and Online programs

    SDAC’s goal is to ensure that all students at UVA can participate fully in UVA programming and opportunities across Grounds. We achieve this goal through the provision of academic accommodations, support services, advocacy, and educational training throughout the University community. Our work is guided in accordance to the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

    Student Disability Access Center (SDAC)
  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

    CAPS is one of many mental health resources offered through UVA’s student health department. You may also want to visit their recommended online tools. For a full list of mental health resources accessible to all students, please visit our student resource page listed above.

    Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Orientation Presentation Videos

  • Orientation Fall 2020
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion