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Week of October 10, 2016
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The College of Science is offering help sessions for Intro Physics, Chem 1035, Economics, and Math. See more here.

Friday, October 14th - Fall Break, classes will not meet.

Monday, October 17th - Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and required contact for resignation is Kathryn Albright, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for CAUS, for undergraduate students or the dean of the Graduate School for grad students. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's office by 5pm.
Monday, October 17th - Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F, 5pm. Visit the University Registrar in 250 Student Services Buildings to process grade change option.
Tuesday, October 18th - Opening of Web Course Request for Spring 2017
Friday, October 21st - Last day to apply for Fall 2016 graduation in order to be included in the Fall Commencement bulletin.

Need to contact your advisor?


The second edition of Professor Mehdi Setareh's concrete structures book has come out recently. It is updated to the latest code and also has a new chapter on formworks. It is available on Amazon.
MLA Open House, Saturday October 22
Join Us Saturday October 22, from 9am to 1pm for the Master of Landscape Architecture Program's Fall Open Studios/ House, 601 Prince Street Alexandria, VA. Meet current faculty and students, view studio design work and tour our facilities in Old Town with a recent program alumnus. For further information and registration, please contact Program Director, Laurel McSherry at


NEW - Annual Global Education Photo Contest is open for submissions. The photo contest is an opportunity for students and faculty/staff to share their study abroad experiences with the university community.  more  flyer
NEW - Tomorrow's Workplace Design Competition
This compeition challenges designers and architects to envision how the office of the future will support workers' needs for privacy, light, nature, noise reducation, community, and health. As work-life balance increasingly gives way to work-life integration. Deadline has been extended to October 17th. more  brief
NEW - Amsterdam Children's Playschool
Architectural Competition for Students & Young Graduates. Deadline is October 30thflyer
NEW - International Art & Design Competition 2017
Florence, sometimes called the “museum of no roof ”, is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. The city of which modern Italy is proud as a center of art had reached one of its pinnacles between the 14th and 16th centuries, when creative energies and techniques of artisans flourished. “The International Art & Design Competition” takes place in this marvelous environment. The aim of the competition is to contribute to the revitalization and internationalization of the entire Italian Art, Design and Crafts industries, by discovering new artists, fostering their talents, and in the meantime promoting the study abroad in Italy. deadline January 10, 2017  flyer
2017 Land Art Competition
Nka Foundation invites submissions from creative practitioners and institutions dedicated to community place making to participate in its 2017 Land Art Competition. The competition is open to landscape architects, artists, curators, designers, architects, urban planners, engineers, university students and others from around the world to submit their ideas for large-scale and site specific public art installations based on site in rural Ghana. Submission deadline is February 15, 2017.


NEW - Forecast is an interdisciplinary platform, which now has started its second edition and will invite 30 talents from fields such as art, architecture, music, dance, design, etc. to Haus de Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in March 2017. Mentors such as curator Hou Hanru, designer Heather Martin, video artist Bjorn Melhus, architect Philippe Rahm, choreographer Richard Siegal, and composer Jennifer Walshe will accompany chosen projects to fruition. The international open call for the second edition is online until November 30, 2016. more
NEW - The UVA School of Architecture is hosting an Open House for prospective graduate students Monday, October 17. All students who think they may be interested in a career in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural History or Urban and Environmental Planning are invited to come, regardless of prior experience in the field. For more information or to register visit hereflyer
A prospective student open house on Friday, October 28th for Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, a joint program between College of Charleston and Clemson University. flyer
Washington Semester, Leadership through Policy and Governance
Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Washington Semester, Leadership through Policy and Governance program offers a unique 11-week immersion into work experience within the nation’s capital. Students will learn about and work on challenging public policy issues that shape communities locally and nationally while obtaining academic credit. Washington Semester Fellows will also attend seminars that enable them to understand their internship from a range of analytical perspectives. Open to all majors who have earned a minimum of 60 credits and are in good academic standing. Information Sessions upcoming: October 10th 1-2pm; October 11th 10:30-11:30am in Room 111 of the Architecture Annex. First application deadline is November 12th.
Tour of the SUPRASTUDIO program facilities at UCLA's department of Architecture & Urban Design. If any faculty or students are interested in a tour of their new IDEAS campus you can register for free here.


Considering a degree in architecture or a related field? Looking for a professional degree, post professional degree, or want to learn the difference? Join us on Saturday November 19, 2016, from 1:00pm - 5:00pm ET, for the ACSA Architecture College & Career Expo to learn about beginning or continuing your architectural career. more
Job would include assistance with master planning, concepts, schematic design and some production work on civic, higher education, senior living and similar project types for award winning firm. more
Find previously posted job opportunities still available here.


Internal Transfer Meeting
Wednesday, October 12th
Cowgill 300

Let those you may know who are interested in transferring to one of our majors! flyer
AIAS Illustrator Workshop
October 12th
Cowgill 400

This week, AIAS is having an Illustrator Workshop
Faculty Lecture
Thursday, October 13th
Hancock 100

This week we welcome BCJ Seattle architect and alumnus Garrett Reynolds, recipient of the 2015 Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship.
In The Lobby
Mon -
Studio Collective

Wed - Margarita McGrath
MLA Open House
Saturday, October 22nd
601 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA

Join the Landscape Department at the WAAC Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-1pm for the Master of Landscape Architecture Program's Fall Open Studios/House. Meet current faculty and students, view studio design work and tour our facilities in Old Town with a recent program alumnus. For further information and registration, please contact Program Director, Laurel McSherry at


Watercolor in the Library
Tuesdays & Thursdays
A+A Library (first floor of Cowgill)

Please visit the A+A Library, located at 100 Cowgill Hall, to do a water color Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm all during the month of October. more
Info Sessions: Washington Semester, Leadership through Policy and Governance
Oct 10th - 1-2pm
Oct 11th - 10:30-11:30am
Architecture Annex, Room 111

Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Washington Semester, Leadership through Policy and Governance program offers a unique 11-weel immersion into work experience within the nation's capital. more


Study Abroad Expo
October 12th
Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires

All VT Students Welcome. flyer
Connection Job Fair
Tuesday, October 18th
Squires Student Center, Commonwealth Ballroom

Career Fair put on by Career and Professional Development
Communicating Research Series
Every Wednesday at 4pm (Sept 28th - Nov 16th)
Pamplin Hall, 3028

Introduces undergraduate students to the principles of communicating their research to their peers, as well as to those outside their field of study. flyer website
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