On behalf of Multicultural Student Services (MSS), we would like to take this opportunity to to invite you to join us for our virtual 2020 Multicultural New Student Welcome! New incoming/transfer students will have the opportunity to learn more about Multicultural Student Services, explore various organizations within the multicultural community, and connect with other new students. Take a look at the schedule of events below and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Please be sure to connect and stay engaged with the Multicultural Student Services by exploring our MSS Website , liking us on Facebook, and following us on Instagram. This way you’ll stay up to date on programming we’ll continue to host throughout the year, whether that be in person or online, surrounding important topics in regards to the communities we serve.
Welcome Address by MSS Professional Staff
Hispanic/Latinx New Student Welcome & CIO Activities Fair
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 | 8pm - 9:30pm | Zoom Link
MSS in collaboration with various Hispanic/Latinx student orgs will be hosting a virtual student org panel. New incoming/transfer students will have the opportunity to hear from student leaders about their organizations; overview of orgs, events, and how their involvements have influenced their journeys at UVA. There will be opportunity to sign-up for more information and to ask questions from your peers!
APIDA New Student Welcome & CIO Activities Fair
Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 6 pm - 8 pm | Zoom Link
Join us in welcoming the incoming APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American) community through our welcome & CIO activities fair! New incoming/transfer students will get a chance to meet student leaders & explore the diverse array of cultural organizations within the APIDA community. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and engage in learning more about how to get involved!
Native/Indigenous New Student Welcome, Game Night
Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 9 pm | Zoom Link
Join MSS and Native American Student Union members as we welcome incoming first year and transfer students. We’ll be playing games and getting to know each other in a low-key virtual setting.
LGBTQ New Student Welcome & CIO Panel
Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 6 pm - 7:30pm | Zoom Link
Join us for a conversation with some of UVA’s LGBTQ+ student organizations – explore opportunities to get involved! New incoming/transfer students will get a chance to ask questions and connect with student leaders.
Middle Eastern/North African New Student Welcome & CIO Activities Fair
Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 8 pm | Zoom Link
Join us in welcoming incoming Middle Eastern/North African first & transfer students through our welcome & CIO activities fair! New incoming/transfer students will get a chance to meet student leaders & explore a wide array of organizations within the Middle Eastern/North African community. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and engage in learning more about how to get involved!
Student Experiences Panel
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 6 pm | Zoom Link
Join us for a conversation with a panel of students who have made our Centers home. Learn about their experiences and how to find community at UVA!
MSS Student Leader Panel
Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 6 pm | Zoom Link
A conversation with Multicultural Student Services (MSS) student leaders. New incoming/transfer students will learn more about how to get involved with our leadership/mentorship programs and services!
Immerse! Virtual Retreat
Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 12 pm - 3 pm
On Saturday, September 12th, Multicultural Student Services (MSS) is hosting a virtual retreat for incoming students (first year and transfer students) interested in learning more about UVA and meeting other multicultural students. This is a great way to meet the Multicultural Student Services staff, hear about opportunities at the University, and, most importantly, build bonds with other incoming students.
Limited spots are available. Please fill out this google form to request a spot for the retreat. Priority deadline is Tuesday, September 8th at 11:59PM. You will be notified regarding your participation no later than 11:59PM on Thursday, September 10th.