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Commerce Connections Transfer Orientation

Commerce Connections Orientation Schedule

The 2020 Commerce Connections Orientation will take place Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Please plan to be in attendance for the entirety of the program. See below for last year's schedule. The 2020 schedule will be available in early June.

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
10 – 10:30 a.m.

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.


Check in for Commerce Connections Orientation
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Fourth Floor Lobby
Visit the welcome table in the Fourth Floor Lobby and grab breakfast and coffee in the Reading Room!
Keys for students living on Grounds will be available for pick up starting at 8 a.m. in the Housing & Residence Life Office in Gibbons House, located on Alderman Road.
ID and NetBadge Setup at ID Office
All incoming students are encouraged to pick up student ID cards before Commerce Connections. If you are unable to pick up your ID card before Commerce Connections, McIntire Transfer Mentors will escort students from the welcome table to the ID Card Office at 9:45 a.m.
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. NetBadge Setup/McIntire Technology Assistance           
Please bring your laptop.
Blake Omohundro, Help Desk Manager
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 317A
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Welcome Lunch with Deans, Faculty, & Staff
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 404, Reading Room
12:30 – 2:15 p.m. Finance Primer
Professor Mark White
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 317A
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Communicating Effectively at McIntire 
Professor Rob Patterson
* Read and be prepared to discuss articles.
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 258
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Tour of Grounds with Transfer Mentors
5:15 – 8 p.m. Dinner on the Corner with Transfer Mentors        
Crozet Pizza                                                                                                    
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
8:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Art Gallery, Third Floor
9 - 9:30 a.m. McIntire Young Alumni Council (MYAC) Introduction
Kamil Ahmed, Management Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Co-Chair of MYAC Recruiting Committee
Katherine Gruneisen, Craft Expansion Analyst at Anheuser-Busch InBev and MYAC Board Member
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 258
9:30 – 11 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
Transfer Mentors
Overview of Student Services & Academic Advising
Danny Steeper, Associate Dean for Student Services and Academic Programs
Program Advisers: Danny Steeper (Blocks 1 & 2), Sally Armentrout (Blocks 3 & 4), Julia Hilkey (Blocks 5 & 6), and Benjamin Raske (Blocks 7 & 8)
Sadie Royal Collins, Director of Undergraduate Admission
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 258
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Program Adviser Lunch
Boylan Heights
1:15 – 3:15 p.m. Accounting Refresher
Professor Ann Backof
Complete Diagnostic Accounting Tool before attending Commerce Connections.
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 258
3:30 – 5 p.m. Getting to Know UVA and McIntire: Transfer Mentor Presentation/Panel
McIntire Mentors Program: What to expect and how to use your transfer/block mentors
Commerce Council: Purpose and initiatives within the COMMunity
UVA Student Self-Governance: Student Council, University Judicial Committee, Honor
5 – 7 p.m. *Dinner
Newcomb Hall Dining Room

6:30 – 9 p.m.

*Welcome Dinner for International Students & Parents    (Optional)
Slaughter Recreational Center 
7 – 9 p.m. *UVA After Hours - Late Night Fun at the AFC                         (Optional)
Aquatic and Fitness Center
Friday, Aug. 23, 2019
8:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast
Rouss & Robertson Halls Art Gallery, Third Floor
9 – 11:15 a.m. Q&A & Excel Skills Refresher
Professor Tony Baglioni
​Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 317B 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Career Development with Commerce Career Services & Lunch
Sarah Rogis, Associate Director of Career Development
Caitlin Forehand, Assistant Director of Career Development 
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. 1:1 Commerce Career Services Appointments
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Suite 407
2:30 – 5 p.m. *Mandatory Meeting for International Students
International Studies Office, Chemistry 402
5 – 8:30 p.m. ​​Dinner & Fun with Transfer Mentors
Reading Room then the Downtown Mall for Fridays After Five
Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 (University-Wide Orientation Events )
4 – 5:30 p.m. *All UVA Transfer Student Welcome & Dinner
Newcomb Hall Ballroom
6 – 7:30 p.m. *Opening Convocation & Honor Induction for All New Incoming UVA Students
Lawn (rain site: John Paul Jones Arena)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. *President’s Reception
Carr’s Hill (President’s home, across from Madison Hall) (rain site: Sandridge Hall in John Paul Jones Arena)
Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. McIntire Third-Year Student Orientation (Mandatory)
Newcomb Hall Ballroom, then Rouss & Robertson Halls

*Events scheduled by Orientation and New Student Programs .
Classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019.