Just hours after the tree planting on Friday, the University’s marching band will lead a “Paint the Town Orange” pep rally on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall starting at 8:30 p.m. that will include an appearance by the UVA football team.
On Saturday at 9:45 a.m., family members of the victims are scheduled to join the UVA football team on the Wahoo Walk when fans flank the Cavaliers as the players head into the southeast entrance of Scott Stadium.
Also on Saturday, UVA Athletics is organizing a student tailgate at Observatory Hill.
Following the morning’s events, the gates at Scott Stadium will open at 10:30 a.m. to allow fans time to get seated before a special pregame ceremony that will take place on the field at 11:30.
The first 35,000 fans entering Scott Stadium will receive UVA Strong shirts, and all fans are encouraged to wear orange. The north end zone will feature a UVA Strong logo along with the names and numbers of Chandler, Davis and Perry. The tribute will remain in place for the duration of the season.
This season, the Cavalier jerseys 1, 15 and 41 will bear legacy patches honoring Davis, Chandler and Perry, respectively. As Tennessee did in last week’s game, James Madison University’s helmets will feature stickers honoring the players.
The game, the 500th played in Scott Stadium, will be broadcast on ESPNU.
On the upcoming anniversary of the Nov. 13 tragedy, members of the University community will observe a moment of silence and a tolling of the UVA Chapel bells.
Students, faculty and staff affected by the tragedy are encouraged reach out for help. Students should contact Counseling & Psychological Services while faculty and staff should contact the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program.