Photos: First-Years, 4th Side, Fun Run

August 21, 2022 By McGregor McCance, McGregor McCance,

Move-in at the University of Virginia started strong on Thursday and steadily built momentum throughout the weekend as 4,000 first-year students officially joined the UVA community.

Many got their first taste of Cavalier football at Scott Stadium on Friday, joining Coach Tony Elliott and players for an energetic preseason rally and an introduction to the “4th Side” fan-centered tradition. Students also enjoyed a Saturday Wahoo Welcome concert featuring Sean Kingston at John Paul Jones arena, and hundreds joined President Jim Ryan on Sunday morning for their first “Run With Jim.”

Take a look at some of the scenes from the weekend.

College students in Virginia shirts climb a flight of stairs while holding boxes
Students and their families climb the stairs at Gooch-Dillard to move into the suite-style residence halls.
Four male singers in silk robes sink on a stage backlit with orange and blue fills
A cappella groups helped entertain parents of new students as part of the “Wahoo Welcome” initiative for first-year students.
Ryan stands a podium speaking to a mostly filled auditorium
President Jim Ryan addresses parents of new students during remarks at Old Cabell Hall auditorium.
A group of students pose for a group shot in front of large block letters reading 4th SIDE
Students gather for a photo at the 4th Side installation at Scott Stadium.
Tony Elliott holds a microphone and looks at the crowd
First-year football coach Tony Elliott greets first-year UVA students during the 4th Side rally at Scott Stadium on Friday.
CavMan, standing in front of the crowd, raises his hands
No football pep rally is complete without an appearance from CavMan to help fire up the crowd.
The crowd holds a very large orange and blue banner reading 4th SIDE
Students help bring the 4th Side rally to life with a flag worthy of a football stadium-sized audience.
Hundreds of students in Run with Jim tee-shirts run down Alderman Road.
Several hundred students were eager to join President Jim Ryan on Sunday morning for their first opportunity to “Run With Jim.”

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