It might seem a little early to be talking about our admitted student days, Days on the Lawn. In a few short days, you'll have all of your college options on the table and might need to visit a few schools to help you make a final decision. This is why we have Days on the Lawn (DOTL).
At DOTL, undecided students and their parents get to tour Grounds, attend info sessions about each school, visit a resource fair, and even tour the residence halls. Admitted students also get to sit in on classes and have lunch with current students while their parents are at a few sessions.
Days on the Lawn are a great way to figure out if UVa is the right place for you if you haven't gotten "that feeling" yet.
CavDog used to be afraid of the marching band. Not anymore!
Registration doesn't open until offers are released (and you must register to attend), but I'm posting the dates so that you can think about whether you want to make a visit once you have your decision. There is an attendance cap for each date, so please have a back up date in mind in case your first choice is full.
For some reason, the first two days are always packed and the last DOTL is usually much smaller. So, if you have a little flexibility in your schedule and want a more leisurely experience, think about coming on the 18th or 22nd.
Friday, April 8
Monday, April 11
Monday, April 18
Friday, April 22and
Saturday, April 9 (Scholars' Day for Echols, Rodman, and College Science Scholars)
If someone in your party has a disability that requires an accommodation, please call us at (434) 982-3200 as soon as you make your travel plans. We want to arrange a comfortable experience for your family.
CavDog enjoying a little quality time with a student at DOTL 2010
There is information about lodging on the main UVa website, but I'm happy to chat about the options and answer any questions you have about travel logistics. There are number of hotels within walking distance of Grounds or on the bus/trolley route. If you will be driving to Grounds, please be sure to read about the parking options. We rent out one garage so there is plenty of free parking available, but that comes with a 5 minute walk to the Lawn.
By the way, don't be afraid to come up and say hello at DOTL! I'll be on the other end of CavDog's leash. :)
There is no DOTL on Friday, April 15th because that is the weekend of our new President's Inauguration. Please do not plan to visit us that weekend. There could be thousands of visitors here that weekend.
Juniors and sophomores, if you are planning to visit us in April, please do not visit us on Days on the Lawn days. The Grounds are packed full of visitors and parking is very, very difficult as a result.
CavDog takes his DOTL duties very seriously
Oh wait! One more thing. People often ask us how they are supposed to dress for DOTL. Dress as if you're going to be walking around Grounds all day. Remember that we're not interviewing you, you're interviewing us. We'll dress up. You be comfortable.