There seems to be a little confusion out there about the difference between Days on the Lawn and Orientation. They are very different programs with different purposes, so I thought I'd use the blog to explain...
For the last few weeks, our staff has been reaching out to students and schools to track down missing application credentials. We've sent a couple reminder emails to students with items on their SIS to-do lists and have been processing documents that arrive electronically and by mail as quickly as possible. Most of the missing items are mid-year reports.
This afternoon, Dean Roberts asked me to share a statement on social media for him. He wrote this for anyone worried that colleges will penalize students for peacefully taking part in protests organized in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The Office of Institutional Assessment is the source of all official statistics about UVA. They take a census to determine the final statistics for the class. You can see official admission data in the data digest part of their website. Obviously, what happened in past years isn't going to predict the future, but some people have fun playing around with the Tableau on their site.
I can't think of a better way to celebrate Dean Greg Roberts' birthday than to have some new Hoos join the UVA family. We're going to post Early Actions decisions tonight in SIS!
Denied students can use this entry to talk.
I know this is hard to handle and some of you might not have gotten a disappointing admission decision yet. I hope you all can look at your options and get excited about your other schools. If your immediate reaction is "I'll transfer", don't let that plan keep you from getting involved in campus life at the school you choose. I think many students come to think of their next choice as "home" and can't imagine leaving it after a little while. Give yourself time to explore your options.
Deferred students can use this post to talk.
Your application hasn't finished it's journey yet.
Once your mid-year grades arrive, your file will be reviewed again as part of the Regular Decision pool. At this point, you should simply make sure your mid-year report is sent when the grades are ready. Most of your counselors will do this automatically.
Admitted students can use this entry to talk. I imagine you might also want to join the UVA Class of 2022 Facebook group to chat with your future classmates. That group is just for students (I'm not even in there). Once the first-year class elects it's Class Council, the class officers run the group.