Honoring Veterans at UVA 2017

Schedule of Events

Friday November 10, 2017

UVA MilVets Annual Event

Veterans Day Breakfast
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Location: Ern Commons (567 McCormick Road)

The University’s Faculty and Staff Veteran Networking Community (UVA MilVets) is hosting their 4th annual Veterans Day event. This year UVA MilVets is hosting a breakfast open to all veteran faculty, staff, and students. In order to gather an estimate for catering we ask that you please RSVP online to the event at http://bit.ly/VetsDay2017.

Monday November 6, 2017

Military 101 with Q&A
Time: 1:20 – 2:30 PM
Location: Darden School of Business, Classroom 50

The Darden Military Association (DMA) is hosting “Military 101” to provide a brief overview of the US Military, an overview of the international militaries that are represented at Darden, and then an open-forum Q&A session for participants to ask questions of veterans.

Free Veterans Benefits Legal Clinic
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: UVA School of Law, 580 Massie Road
This pro-bono clinic gives veterans in the Charlottesville community the opportunity to meet with an attorney to discuss questions about disability benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs. If you are a veteran interested in participating and would like to make a free half-hour appointment to speak with an attorney, please call Tina Zimmerman at 434.817.2193. For further questions about the clinic, please email freelegalclinic@virginia.edu.

UVA ROTC Vigil Begins
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: UVA Amphitheater

The University of Virginia’s ROTC units will hold a 24-hour vigil to honor veterans and remember prisoners of war and those missing in action starting Monday November 6th.

Tuesday November 7, 2017

UVA ROTC Vigil Ceremony
Time: 3:45 PM
Location: UVA Amphitheater

Join the University of Virginia’s ROTC units in a closing ceremony of the 24-hour vigil to honor veterans and remember prisoners of war and those missing in action. A keynote address will begin at 3:45 PM.

Thursday November 9, 2017

First Coffee
Time: 9:30 – 10:00 AM
Location: Darden School of Business, PepsiCo Forum

The Darden Military Association (DMA) will be hosting “First Coffee” at the Darden School. This is a casual event with the opportunity for Veterans to connect over coffee. Brief remarks will be given by DMA members on the activities of their group.

UVa Mil Vet’s History
In the Fall of 2013 the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) at the University of Virginia (UVA) sponsored a Veterans Day celebration to honor military veterans on Grounds. From this initial networking event a group of veterans volunteered to form a leadership advisory group that would organize a long term support and networking group on Grounds for all UVA military service veterans. The University of Virginia Military Veterans Community, otherwise known as UVA Mil Vets, was established with members from a significant cross-section of Academic and Medical Center faculty and staff. UVA Mil Vets is currently working to better understand the needs of veterans on Grounds and engaging in membership recruitment. If you would like to participate in UVa Mil Vets email us at UVa Mil Vets.