The School of Architecture is excited to welcome you to our Spring 2024 Graduate Open House for admitted students. We offer a number of opportunities to connect with us on Monday March 18, 2024 with the full schedule shared below. Meet our faculty, staff, students and leadership in our A-School home — Campbell Hall — and experience and visit our spaces and Grounds firsthand.

Our in-person Graduate Open House requires registration. 
Please register here.

MARCH 18, 2024 — PROGRAM

Graduate Open House Graphic 2

8AM - 9AM

Campbell Naug Lounge and Lobby, 1st floor

Check-in is held in the main gathering space (Naug Lounge) on the 1st floor of Campbell Hall. Refreshments will be served, and optional tours of Campbell Hall are available. If you would like to go on a tour, arrive and check in around 8:00AM and no later than 8:30AM. If you do not plan to attend the tour, you may arrive and check in between 8:30AM - 9AM.

Graduate Open House Graphic Dean's Welcome

9AM - 9:30AM

Campbell 153, 1st floor

Dean Malo A. Hutson leads us off with a welcome and brief overview of the School's mission and priorities.

Graduate Open House Graphic Living as a Wahoo

9:45AM - 10:30AM

Campbell 205 and 305, 2nd and 3rd floor east 

The Dean's Welcome will be followed by a chance to meet our Student Ambassadors and to learn about student life, moving to and living in Charlottesville, student organizations and engagement opportunities, School of Architecture assistantship/employment positions in teaching and research, and more.


Unable to join us in-person?
Register for a virtually-hosted Student Conversation (select degree program below).

Master of Architectural History - Student Conversation
Wednesday March 13, 7pm - 8pm (ET)

Master of Architecture - Student Conversation
Wednesday March 13, 7pm - 8pm (ET)

Master of Landscape Architecture - Student Conversation 
Wednesday March 13, 7pm - 8pm (ET)

Master of Urban and Environmental Planning - Student Conversation 
Wednesday March 13, 7pm - 8pm (ET)

PhD in the Constructed Environment
Contact to set up a virtual meeting with current PhD students

Graduate Open House Graphic Learning as a Wahoo

10:45AM - 11:45AM

Individual program overviews will be led by Department Chairs and Graduate Program Directors. In these sessions, you will a chance to talk about curriculum, research, opportunities and experiences at the A-School. 

With Sheila Crane (Chair, Architectural History)

ARCHITECTURE, Campbell 205, 2nd floor east
With Jeana Ripple (Chair, Architecture) and Seth McDowell (Graduate Program Director, Architecture)

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, Campbell Naug, 1st floor
With Bradley Cantrell (Chair, Landscape Architecture) and Leena Cho (Graduate Program Director, Landscape Architecture)

URBAN + ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING, Campbell 222 (Bishop Conference Room), 2nd floor
With Bev Wilson (Graduate Program Director, Urban + Environmental Planning)

With Vanessa Guerra (Faculty Advisor, PhD in the Constructed Environment)


Unable to join us in-person?
Based on your program of study, select the following alternate option to register for a virtually-hosted session:

Master of Architectural History - Program Overview 
Wednesday March 20, 12pm - 1pm (ET)

Master of Architecture - Program Overview
Tuesday March 19, 6pm - 7pm (ET)
Thursday March 21, 6pm - 7pm (ET)

Master of Landscape Architecture - Program Overview
Thursday March 21, 9am - 10am (ET)

Master of Urban and Environmental Planning - Program Overview
Tuesday March 19, 12pm - 1pm (ET)
Thursday March 21, 1pm - 2pm (ET)

PhD in the Constructed Environment 
Contact to set up a virtual meeting

12PM - 1PM

Campbell Naug Lounge, Lobby and North Terrace, 1st floor north

Re-nourish and take a break from the day's programming with lunch. This is also an opportunity to meet fellow admitted students in your program and talk informally with A-School students, faculty and staff.

Graduate Open House Open Studios

1:15PM - 4:30PM

Campbell Studios, 4th floor

Walkthrough the studios to learn more about studio pedagogy at the A-School. Graduate 1st year foundation studios (ARCH 6020, LAR 6020) will be open to admitted students. Admitted students are encouraged to ask questions, view the work, listen to the discussion, and engage with faculty and students.

Graduate Open House Graphic Career Development Overview

1:15PM - 1:45PM

Campbell 220C, 2nd floor

Join an information session led by Lindsay Schiller, Director of Career Development, to learn about opportunities students have to participate in career development and mentorship programs. Topics covered will include information about experiential learning opportunities, workshops and events created specifically for A-School students to meet their professional goals.

Unable to join us in-person?
Register for a virtually-hosted Career Development Overview
Thursday March 7, 7pm - 8pm (ET)

Graduate Open House Graphic Graduate Certificates

2PM - 2:30PM

Campbell 220C, 2nd floor

Learn about how to take advantage of our interdisciplinary graduate certificates in Historic Preservation, Real Estate Design and Development, and Urban Design with the Program Directors, Andrew Johnston (Historic Preservation Program), Suzanne Moomaw (Real Estate Design and Development), and Mona El Khafif (Urban Design Program).

Unable to join us in-person?
Register for a virtually-hosted Graduate Certificates Overview
Thursday March 14, 7pm - 8pm (ET)

Graduate Open House Graphic Funding Your Graduate Education

2:45PM - 3:15PM

Campbell 220C, 2nd floor

Join this information session with Carolyn Buchanan, Director of Financial Aid, to learn more about the types of funding available for graduate students - including federal financial aid, merit-based aid, and student employment.


Unable to join us in-person?
Register for a virtually-hosted Funding Your Graduate Education Information Session
Tuesday March 5, 7pm - 8pm (ET)

Graduate Open House Graphic FabLab Tour

3:30PM - 4PM

Campbell 122 — FabLab, 1st floor west

Join this tour with Melissa Goldman, FabLab Manager, and Trevor Kemp, FabLab Assistant Manager, to learn about the A-School's recently renovated and expanded fabrication facilities and the student work and research that it supports.

Unable to join us in-person?
Learn more about our FabLab through our Virtual Tour

Graduate Open House Graphic Material Realities

4PM - 6PM

Campbell, 1st and 2nd floors

Take part in a social and educational forum that showcases exhibitions, demonstrations, and talks on materials and making by students and faculty at the School of Architecture.

We invite you to join School of Architecture faculty, students, staff, and friends to be part of a multi-modal, celebratory and interactive evening of Material Realities that will spark conversations about how design, planning and history can inspire individuals and communities to rethink our essential relationship to our material world.

The Material Realities showcase and reception will take place across multiple spaces throughout Campbell Hall's 1st and 2nd floors and present itself through multiple formats and modes of engagement.  The evening highlights the School of Architecture’s design and research on materials, methods, and making and provides opportunities to collectively reimagine the making of our world. 

Admitted students are encouraged to use this time to also meet and engage with our Associate Deans of Academics, JEDI, Research and Student Affairs.

Learn more about Material Realities.

6PM - 8PM

The Graduate, Charlottesville (walking distance from the School of Architecture)

You'll be joined by current students from each program for an informal dinner, fellowship, and conversation. Held at a local Charlottesville restaurant, The Trophy Room and Rooftop Terrace at the Graduate (1309 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903).
Dinner expenses are covered by the A-School.

Please contact: 

Parking is available at Culbreth Garage, free of charge (130 Culbreth Road, Charlottesville,VA 22903).
Campbell Hall, home of the School of Architecture, is a short walk (exterior flight of stairs) from Culbreth Parking Garage. For accessibility needs, please contact

Need help finding a location throughout the day?
Check in with ambassadors in Campbell Hall 201 (2nd Floor, Admission Office) if you have any questions.

Got it!

This website uses anonymous cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of analytical and performance tracking.
We do not sell or share any personally identifying information. More info