Committees

Social

The Social Committee plans a variety of social events such as outdoor activities, happy hours,
mixers, and galas, including Founder’s Day and the Virginia Gold Cup races. Founder’s Day is an
annual event held each April that brings together locals to commemorate Thomas Jefferson’s
Birthday. Virginia Gold Cup is a traditional steeplechase race that takes place annually in May.

Next Meeting: Second Monday of each month (A-Town Bar and Grill, 7pm)

Email Us: uvasocial@dchoos.org


Sports

The Sports Committee plans UVA football and basketball game‐watch parties and trips to local
professional sports games. Each year, we cheer on the Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, and United;
as well as UVA football and basketball games played in the greater Washington, DC metro area.
Annual events include the Washington Nationals College Rivalry Day, a tailgate at the DC
United’s Alumni Night, and more. In addition, the Sports Committee maintains a link to local
intramural leagues and helps to connect prospective alumni players with local coaches.

The Sports Committee is actively looking for volunteers! Contact us if you are interested!
Next Meeting: Contact us for more information

Email Us: uvasports@dchoos.org


Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications Committee is responsible for our monthly newsletters, social
media accounts and web‐based technology tools that help promote Club activities and
collaborates on design and production of University communications. Marketing &
Communications strives to utilize the most innovative and effective methods of marketing and
promotion to foster the growth of the Club and Club events and to make the Club’s resources
useful to alumni and their family and friends.

Next Meeting: Contact us for more information

Email Us: uvamarketingandtech@dchoos.org


Arts & Culture

The Arts & Culture Committee plans a variety of outings and events that take advantage of the
vast amount of art, music, dance, theater, film and all other cultural art forms taking place in
and around the DC Metro area. The committee chooses several events each year to attend and
then coordinates some sort of opportunity to get together either prior to or after each event.
Events and programs of interest shall include theater productions, arts series, art auctions,
concerts and shows, art exhibits, children’s art programs and community creative festivals.

Next Meeting: Contact us for more information

Email Us: uvaarts@dchoos.org


Book Club

The Book Club meets once a month, generally on the third Monday of the month. We are
usually a group of about ten to fifteen people and we meet for about two hours. We choose
books based on a group vote and we tend to focus on contemporary fiction. The Book Club also
has events where we go see popular authors when they come to town and we organize service
projects and events that are connected to literacy and writing. Join us – we’d love to have you!

Next Meeting: Third Monday of each month (Silver Diner, 7pm)

Email Us: uvabookclub@dchoos.org


Networking

The Networking Committee hosts professional development and networking events including
information sessions, panel discussions, alumni career fairs, and resume
workshops. Networking has created various focus groups for those who are interested in
networking within a specific sector, such as Healthcare and Information Technology.

Next Meeting: Contact us for more information

Email Us: uvanetworking@dchoos.org


Schools

The Schools Committee reaches out to high school students and guidance counselors through
college fairs and information sessions to provide prospective Hoos with information about the
University of Virginia. The Schools Committee also coordinates congratulatory phone calls to
welcome newly accepted Hoos and organizes a send‐off party for newly admitted DC Hoos.
Lastly, Schools coordinates The Jefferson Book Award Program in the area to recognize
outstanding local high school students during their junior year and to prompt these students’
interest in applying to the University. The awards are presented by the Schools Committee to
juniors who the local high schools consider to best represent the Jeffersonian ideals of
scholarship, leadership and citizenship.

Next Meeting: Contact us for more information

Email Us: uvaschools@dchoos.org


Service

The Service Committee organizes regular service projects for engagement by alumni, family and
friends, often by partnering with local nonprofit organizations and thus, highlighting their work
as well as some of the needs of the DC area community. We frequently volunteer at children’s
organizations, public schools, food kitchens and community‐organized events. In addition, the
Service Committee coordinates Cavaliers Care month in April for the DC area. Cavaliers Care
month is an opportunity to participate in service projects to commemorate Thomas Jefferson’s
birthday and his spirit of public service.

Next Meeting: Contact us for more information

Email Us: uvaservice@dchoos.org


Hoos on the Hill

Hoos on the Hill is a bi-partisan group of Congressional and Senate staffers who meet periodically for Happy Hours, receptions, and more! Our purpose is to connect Hill staffers who share the common bond of being a UVA alumni. From here we also seek to help incoming interns and recently graduated Wahoos find a job on the Hill, or simply navigate their way through Congress.

Next Meeting: Contact us for more information

Email Us: uvahoosonthehill@dchoos.org