On behalf of Multicultural Student Services (MSS), we would like to take this opportunity to to invite you to join us for our 2021 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.
New Student Welcome & Center Receptions
Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Newcomb Ballroom & MSS Student Centers
Join us for our New Student Welcome and Center Receptions on Tuesday, August 24th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM in the Newcomb Ballroom! This event will introduce Multicultural Student Services to incoming students from multicultural backgrounds and provide an opportunity for you to meet student leaders, faculty, and staff members from across Grounds. We will begin the evening with a large Multicultural Student Welcome in the Newcomb Ballroom. After some brief introductions and remarks, receptions will follow in each of the MSS student centers.
BELONG: Student Experiences Panel
Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 | 7 pm | Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb 2nd Floor
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!
Hispanic/Latinx Community Fair & Showcase
Thursday, August 26th, 2021 | 7 pm | Latinx Student Center, Newcomb 3rd Floor
MSS in collaboration with various Hispanic/Latinx student orgs will be hosting a Hispanic/Latinx Community Fair & Showcase. 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!
Fridays at Noon: Fun Fridays!
Friday, August 27th, 2021 | 12 pm - 3 pm | Multicultural Student Center, Newcomb 2nd Floor
Join MSS for our first Fridays at Noon: Fun Fridays for food, music and more!
Native/Indigenous New Student Welcome & Community Gathering
Friday, August 27th, 2021 | 6 pm | Multicultural Student Center
Join MSS and Native American Student Union members as we welcome incoming first year and transfer students.
Monday, August 30th, 2021 | 11 am - 1 pm | LGBTQ Center
APIDA Community Fair
Monday, August 30th, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8 pm | Multicultural Student Center
Join us in welcoming the incoming APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American) community through our APIDA Community Fair! New incoming/transfer students will get a chance to meet student leaders & explore the diverse array of cultural organizations & resources within the APIDA community.
Middle Eastern/North African Community Fair
Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 | 6:30 pm | Multicultural Student Center
Join us in welcoming incoming Middle Eastern/North African first & transfer students through MENA Community 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!
LGBTQ Community Fair
Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 | 6:30 pm | LGBTQ Center, Newcomb 3rd Floor
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.
Immerse! Virtual Retreat
Sunday, September 5th, 2021 | 12 pm - 4 pm | Multicultural Student Center
On Sunday, September 5th, Multicultural Student Services (MSS) is hosting a 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 Thursday, August 26th at 11:59PM. You will be notified regarding your participation no later than 11:59PM on Monday, August 30th.