Grounds for Success "GFS" New Academic Employee Orientation has been modified and will be delivered as a 90-minute Zoom session on GFS orientation days.
There is NO in-person orientation session to attend. The optional afternoon lunch and tour is NOT offered at this time.
When it is in-person:
On select dates, we will offer two optional and complimentary activities in the afternoon:
- A lunch at Newcomb Hall dining facility (new hire will be given two lunch coupons)
- A guided historic walking tour, which leaves from the South (Lawn) side of the Rotunda at 2:30 pm (no reservation required).
These activities are located in and around Newcomb Hall. See this map of UVA Grounds for help. Parking is available at Central Grounds parking garage, 400 Emmet Street S., Charlottesville, VA 22903. Participants will be given a code for 4 hours of parking. You will need your license plate number.
From the Central Grounds parking garage, take the elevator to the fourth floor, and turn right. Walk straight ahead to Newcomb Hall. The dining facility at Newcomb Hall is located on the second floor.
After lunch, exit the third floor of Newcomb Hall and proceed straight toward McCormick Road. Cross McCormick Road, and use any alley way immediately ahead of you (for example, Poe’s Alley) to access the Lawn and Rotunda. The tour meets at 2:30 pm on the Lawn (South) side of the Rotunda.
We encourage your manager or a departmental designee to participate in one or both activities with you.