Here’s a look at some of the exciting events that took place this past semester in and around the University of Virginia community. Thanks for coming with us on this journey!
A Concert for Charlottesville: Sunday, September 24
In response to the events that took place on August 11th and 12th, various artists came together to put on a concert for the Charlottesville community. With artists including Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Stevie Wonder, and more, the event was a great success. Not only were there great performances, but also important messages about our country’s political climate, which reminded all of us why we were there in the first place. This was certainly a concert that won’t be forgotten any time soon!
Fall Blast and Fall Fling: Friday, October 13 – Saturday, October 14
To kick off the college search process for prospective students, OSAC held its annual Fall Blast event, catered specifically towards Latinx students. With student panels, information sessions, lunch, and a walking tour of grounds, the event was a huge success. We look forward to seeing some of the same faces next semester at our Spring Blast event!
Fall Fling was another great event to remember this semester. Like Fall Blast, Fall Fling seeks to reach out, specifically, to African American minority students. It was awesome to see so many students interested in calling the University their home. We also had a great student panel that helped share their own experiences at UVa, as well as their experiences with the event itself. See below for more information on their insight!
Spike Lee: Saturday, Nov. 11
November had a great start with the Virginia Film Festival. There were so many great films out during the entirety of the festival, but one that really stood out to the community was Spike Lee’s films, 4 Little Girls and I Can’t Breathe. Both films were especially relevant after the events that took place just steps away from the Paramount Theater earlier this year, but nonetheless, the event was amazing and well received by all!
Lighting of the Lawn: Thursday, November 30
To end the semester, we ventured to the very heart of the University – the Rotunda – for Lighting of the Lawn. This annual event is always highly anticipated, and this year the turnout was incredible! With organizations like the University Programs Council giving out free mugs and other goodies before the event, people’s high hopes for the event were definitely surpassed. We couldn’t think of a better way to end the semester!
We hope you enjoyed this Semester in Review, and can’t wait to see everyone back on Grounds in the Spring. Happy holidays, and until next time, Wahoowa!