Spring Fling

Friday, April 8, 2022

Spring Fling is an annual in-person open house designed to highlight Black and African-American student experiences here at UVA. This one-day event for admitted students will also highlight some of the countless resources that students use to find their place in the diverse UVA community.

In addition to the Days on the Lawn offerings, Spring Fling will feature student-led tours of Grounds; a discussion on the University’s culture of community and advocacy; lunch with alumni; an afternoon cookout with the Black community; and more! Find the full schedule of events here.

We have also reserved a limited number of rooms at nearby hotels for those who may come to Charlottesville on Thursday. If you would like to reserve one of these rooms, please click here. Please note again space is limited and the rooms will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! You can contact us by phone at (434) 982-3377 or by email at outreachteam@virginia.edu.

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IMPORTANT: Mask, Health, and Safety Guidelines

To help protect the health and safety of the UVA community and all our visitors, all Spring Fling participants are expected to follow all health and safety guidelines established by the Governor of Virginia, the University of Virginia, and the Office of Undergraduate Admission. As a campus community, we are fortunate that we have exceptionally high vaccination rates. We seek to avoid disruptions to our classes, activities, and student life as much as possible while maintaining our commitment to mitigate risks for the UVA community and all visitors. As a result, we encourage all Spring Fling attendees to be fully vaccinated. To reduce your risk of catching or spreading illness, we ask that you stay home if you feel sick, even if your symptoms are mild. Additionally, masks are encouraged for all Spring Blast and Spring Fling attendees within UVA buildings, both vaccinated and unvaccinated. When possible, please practice physical distancing between individuals. Please remember that registered visitors may only have a maximum of one guest accompany them at the open house event. You can find information on the most up-to-date University COVID polices here: www.coronavirus.virginia.edu.


DOTL/Spring Fling: Check-In at the Rotunda (7:45 - 8:45 AM)
Student signing the Honor Pledge

Arrive, check in, and meet some of our student volunteers. 

You'll also get a packet with all the materials you'll need

for the day. Once you've checked in, it's a short walk to 

the Lawn for the Welcome Address.









DOTL/Spring Fling: Welcome Address at the Rotunda (9:00 AM)
Students at a pep rally

The Cavalier Marching Band will start at 8:45am and we'll

kick off the day by hearing from UVA community members

and get a preview of the day to come.










DOTL/Spring Fling: School Information Sessions (9:30 - 11:00 AM)
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College of Arts & Science Old Cabell Hall & Newcomb Hall Theater

School of Engineering & Applied Science Newcomb Hall Ballroom

School of Architecture Campbell Hall, Room 158

School of Nursing









DOTL/Spring Fling: Upper Divisional School Information Sessions (10:45 - 11:30 AM)
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School of Education & Human Development Bavaro Hall, Room 116

Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy Garrett Hall, Great Hall

McIntire School of Commerce Newcomb Hall Theater










DOTL/Spring Fling: Resource Fair (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)


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Learn more about career planning and internship opportunities, safety,

study abroad, student resources, Student Disability Access Center,

School of Data Science, Office for Sustainability, and more. This event will 

take place in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom.











DOTL/Spring Fling: Student Center Open Houses (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Students at MSC Opening event

 Visit one of our students centers in Newcomb Hall who will be hosting open houses

during this time:

- Lower Level (LL): Student Veterans Center

- 2nd Floor: Multicultural Student Center

- 3rd Floor: LGBTQ Center, Latinx Student Center

- 4th Floor: Interfaith Student Center








Spring Fling: Lunch (11:30 AM - 12:45 PM)
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Enjoy lunch and conversation with Black and African American Alumni.

Learn about why they love UVA so much they come back for Black Alumni

Weekend. Students and parents/guardians are all welcome at this event.

This event will take place at Alumni Hall.










DOTL/Spring Fling: Community, Culture, and Advocacy Panel (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)


UVA Lawn in the spring

Are you interested in leadership, social justice, having your voice heard,

and/or advocating for yourself and/or others? If so, this is the session for you.

The University has undergone many changes since its founding over 200

years ago. Come hear from a panel of current students about how student

advocacy has shaped the University. Students and parents/guardians are all

welcome at this event. This event will take place in the Newcomb Hall Theater.









Spring Fling Specialty Tour: History of African Americans at UVA (1:00 - 2:00 PM)
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History of African-Americans tours run approximately an hour

and grapple with our University's complicated racial legacies of

slavery and discrimination. Topics covered will include slavery,

integration, and even a discussion of the modern racial climate

at UVA. The tour will depart from the Peabody Hall Tent.








Spring Fling: Black Friday (2:00 - 3:00 PM)
Student walking to class

Come & join us for food & fellowship! Learn more about the Office

of African American Affairs and the Peer Advisor Program. This event 

will take place in the Amphitheater.