Information Sessions

The UVA Career Center would be happy to assist in the planning of your On-Grounds Information Session.  If you would like to host an off Grounds event, we are happy to provide assistance, however, we are not able to serve as the liaison between your organization and the venue (as we do for On-Grounds events). You may contact the employer relations team at (434) 924-8900 if you have questions about this process.

If you are planning to host a recruiting presentation that is open to all students, we ask that you submit your tentative presentation details by July 16 (fall sessions) and December 3 (spring sessions) for approval. Event requests submitted after these dates will also be evaluated based on calendar availability. 

We approve requests for information session time slots on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the number of Information Sessions we accommodate, all Information Sessions are limited to one hour increments. Once your information session has been confirmed, please note that the date and time of your session was been vetted to the best of our ability against the current academic and recruiting calendar for potential conflicts. Due to constraints in the calendar, we ask that you begin and end your event at the time listed in your official confirmation to be considerate of any other engagement that is scheduled to take place before or after your scheduled event. 

You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 5-7 business days after your request is approved. Changes to information sessions must be approved by the UVA Career Center BEFORE they are advertised to students. Please contact employer relations at (434) 924-8900​ so that we can update your event accordingly on the calendar.

Employer Events (Information Sessions, Workshops, and Coffee Chats)

The UVA Career Center would be happy to assist in the planning of your recruiting events. We approve requests for information session time slots on a first-come, first-serve basis. For Fall 2021, we recommend that employers still consider hosting their information sessions, workshops, and other large networking events virtually.

Due to anticipated space constraints for the upcoming semester, there will be limited availability to reserve classroom space on Grounds for information sessions, workshops, and other employer events. If you are interested in hosting a reduced capacity event in Charlottesville (on Wednesdays this Fall), please contact your Account Manager to discuss possible options for your event.

Employer Wednesdays (Fall 2021)

Beginning Wednesday, September 22nd and on Wednesdays throughout the Fall semester, we will be able to host a limited number of partners on Grounds for employer events (on-Grounds Interviews, Coffee Chats/Office Hours, and reduced capacity information sessions – limited technology) in the Bryant Hall Football Suites until 9:00pm.

Please note that there will be a limited number of event times available on Wednesdays and social distancing guidelines will apply. 

**Event format for in-person networking nights may change should the University provided any changes to current policies regarding visitors on Grounds.

Step 1: Select A Date and Time

Information Sessions will be scheduled between August 24, 2021 - December 7, 2021 (Fall) and/or January 19, 2022 - May 3, 2022 (Spring). Before selecting a date, please check the calendar to see what dates are already taken by fairs and other large events. We will not approve information sessions that are scheduled to begin within an hour of the start times of events hosted by employers recruiting similar students.

If you would like guidance in selecting a date, please contact employer relations at (434) 924-8900. You are welcome to reference the University Calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts with major University events.

Step 2: Complete the New Event request in Handshake

Visit Handshake and complete the New Event request, located in the upper right hand side of the page.

On-Grounds Facilities:

Please keep in mind that fees are typically associated with the venues below and that each facility has its own guidelines for reserving spaces.

Location Capacity (set-up dependent) Pricing($)*
Newcomb Hall Ballroom † 125 - 480 400 - 780
Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room † 36 - 128 200 - 355
Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room † 20 -100  200 - 355
Bryant Hall Football Recruiting Room † 45-145 300
McIntire School of Commerce 36-169 0
School of Engineering § 25-125 0
Monroe Hall (Economics Department) § 25-100 0
Other Academic Space § 25-200 0

*Pricing varies dependent on Audio/Visual needs 
† These spaces come with an elevated level of support service
§ Given the regulation of classroom spaces, final confirmation may not be able to be given out until 48-72 hours prior to the event in the first 8 weeks of the semester

Off-Grounds Facilities:

On the Corner*:

  • Sheepdog Cafe (434) 295-4333
  • Boylan Heights (434) 984-5707
  • Marriott Courtyard (434) 977-1700
  • Starbucks on the Corner (434) 970-1058
  • The Biltmore Grill (434) 202-1498

Within walking distance:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites at the University (434) 923-8600
  • The Draftsman (434) 984-8000
  • Omni Hotel at the Downtown Mall (434) 971-5500
  • Oakhurst Inn at the University (434)-872-0100

*The Corner refers to a strip of restaurants and shops on Main Street that students frequently visit. It is within walking distance of grounds and most housing.

If you would like to rent A/V equipment for your Off-Grounds Information Session, we recommend:

Step 3: Wait for Approval of Date/Time/Location

The UVA Career Center approves Information Session requests slots on a first-come, first-served basis. Providing accurate information when completing the request form will allow for an expedited approval process. If you have selected a date or time that conflicts with a direct competitor, Career Center staff will notify you so you may select another day or time for your presentation.

For Information Session occurring On-Grounds, the Career Center will submit your venue and A/V request on your behalf. Once the venue is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Career Center. 

Step 4: Reserve Catering

  • Hot Cakes434-295-6037, serving a variety of appetizers, specialty entrées and desserts
  • Roots Natural Kitchen; 434-529-6229, create-your-own flavorful grain bowls and salads 
  • Chick-fil-A; 434-924-7901
  • Take it Away; 434-295-1899, gourmet sandwich shop with sandwich trays available
  • Pizza
    • Mellow Mushroom;434-972-9366
    • Papa John's; 434-979-7272
    • Domino's; 434-971-8383
  • VMeals: Order online and select from a wide variety of best-in-class local restaurants and caterers.

*Please be sure to make accommodations with the caterer to provide any cutlery or tableware you will need.

Step 5: Publicize Your Program

Establishing relationships with student groups at UVA is also a great way to build a presence on Grounds and connect with students directly. 

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David Lapinski, Director of Employer Relations and Experiential Education

UVA offers a wide variety of large career events to meet the needs of organizations recruiting UVA students. 

Handshake is UVA's online recruiting portal. Post jobs or internships, register for Career Fairs, manage your On-Grounds Interviewing, and more!