FALL 2021 PAST EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Dorm Decorating Workshop
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:30 p.m. | Newcomb Conference Room 177
Hello hello VSA ! PR is hosting a dorm decorating workshop. Come out to Newcomb Room 177 on Thursday September 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM to decorate succulent pots or design a record welcome sign! Supplies are limited so come early ! We can't wait to see you ! (∩˃o˂∩)♡
Culturefest Showcase 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Slaughter Rec. Center MP1
Cheers to Culture's first event of the year! Culturefest is around the corner and it's time to see the work of our wonderful choreographers!! Come watch a live showcase of the dances that will be performed during Culturefest.
Fall Fam Week 2021
September 5, 2021 - September 17, 2021 | Multiple Locations
Welcome to VSA's Fall Family Week 2021! In these two weeks, bigs and littles will get to know each other through various challenges and competition. Come out to as many events as you can to earn points. Soon we'll see which family is REALLY the best? See all the details on Facebook (via the button below)!
1st General Body Meeting & Interest Session
Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 7 pm | Ern Commons
First-year or upperclassman, big or little, new or returning, all are welcome! Come learn more about VSA at UVA at the first General Body Meeting of the year! You'll get a chance to preview the events in store for the upcoming year, meet our officers, see our brand new families, and connect with other littles and bigs. Plus, there's free food and merch for your enjoyment. Join us to see why VSA at UVA is your next home away from home!
2021 Bigs' Bonding Activities
Friday, August 20, 2021 - Saturday, August 21, 2021 | Multiple Locations
Come reconnect with your fellow returning VSA bigs with a series of fun and engaging activities. Spend the first day connecting with your new family through activities planned by the new famheads, then join us on Saturday for a VSA-wide picnic on the Lawn for all returning bigs!
SUMMER 2021 PAST EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Kings Dominion Trip 2021
August 6, 2021, 12 pm | Kings Dominion
Are you looking for some excitement this summer? Looking to have fun with your friends while also meeting new people? Then come out to King's Dominion for a UMCP x UMBC x VTech x UVA Collab!! Share with your friends and have them come out with you!
Information: 🎢 Form is due July 30th 🎢 Arrive at KD by 12pm 🎢 Price: $39 each (but everyone is responsible for THEIR OWN parking pass after carpooling is situated) 🎢 Parking passes are $17 if bought online beforehand or $20 upon arrival 🎢 Venmo @umcp-vsa by 7/30
2020-2021 PAST EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Tet Show 2021: A Night We Remember
March 16-20, 2021
This year's Tet Show skit is "A Night to Remember." The story centers on Andrew, whose father, a refugee, vowed to return to Vietnam and reunite with his lost love but he died before he could. Andrew travels to Vietnam to find the woman his father never stopped loving. A comedy of errors ensues at the night market that mirrors events long ago and brings his family story full circle. Our goal was to present a story in which we showcase a Vietnamese-American perspective in a Vietnamese setting. We wanted to make the story about a person traveling to their home country and finding a sense of love and admiration for their cultural background. We know that in the United States, there are times where Asian-Americans feel out of place in certain situations because they are not accustomed to the traditional Asian lifestyles. Living in America provides them with a more western experience and when placed in a more traditional setting, they become secluded because they do not know much about customs and manners. In this story, we want to show a journey of self-identity/growth. The nightlife scene is an experience that most teens/young adults in Vietnam enjoy. It provides the majority of their social life after school. Basically, we want to provide the audience with a mini look into a night in Vietnam.
Tet Show 2021: Kulture Shock Podcast
Week of March 15, 2021
Welcome to Kulture Shock! An 8 episode series podcast with Kulture.
First, we want to put out a disclaimer which is this podcast consists of our personal opinions and experiences. This does not necessarily represent VSA as a whole so please keep that in mind when watching our content.
Our goal is to educate and inform our community and organization about topics such as experiences of being Viet/Viet-American in the States, privileges and colorism in the Vietnamese, current events/news in the Viet community, mental health and self-care, showing support for civil rights movement.
We hope that this Kulture Shock Podcast positively impacts your journey to wokeness.
Welcome to our annual Tet Show PR Contest! This year's event will run from March 7th to March 19th. Here's a rundown of rules, possible prizes, and entry tasks.
-Make sure you are a VSA at UVA member (in a family)
-Use these hashtags AND tag the PR contest event (only for fb) and click going
-IG: Tag @VSAatUVA
-Submit the points submission form before the deadline
-No limit to the amount of stuff you can make!
-1st Place: 20 in SQUISHMALLOW + $30 Doma Gift Card + Echo Dot
-2nd Place: 16 in SQUISHMALLOW + $25 Pronto Gift Card
-3rd Place: 8 in SQUISHMALLOW + $20 Mochiko Gift Card
-4th Place: $15 Got Dumplings Gift Card
-5th Place: $10 Bodos Gift Card
Come to our March General meeting to learn more about our upcoming Tet Show!
Videos of our dances and details about our skit and podcast will be shown during the meeting Also, come learn how YOU can win some BIG prizes as tet show season rolls through.
In addition to details about Tet Show, there will be details about officer roles and duties as Elections near.
Come out and hang out with other general body members and get to meet new people! We hope to see you there ʕ • ᴥ • ʔ
Come out for a chance at finding love by playing games and fun activities! Three winning couples will split a $100 cash prize!
It’s officially CUFFING season everyone Valentine’s Day is a little over a week away, and Service is bringing back our annual Valentine’s Grams event!
Starting now until Friday, February 12th, we’re selling roses and sweet treats - perfect for you to send some love to your friends and loved ones Don’t forget to spread the word (and the love )!
This year’s Valentine’s Grams also includes a Squishmallows raffle where you can enter $5 for a chance of winning a super duper cute Squishmallow! We will select 3 winners at random and contact them through email. Fun fact: Hugging a Squishmallow can actually relieve stress!
Order form: https://tinyurl.com/vsa2021vgrams
Welcome back from Winter Break!!!
As 2021 begins, we have so much in store for everyone. Most importantly, it's TET SHOW SEASON.
Come out to the gen meeting in order to find out more about Tet Show this year and the upcoming changes to it as we tackle the issue of the pandemic. From dances to acting, there is plenty to do with our annual production show! In addition to that, look forward to additional events planned by our chairs as we kick off the new academic semester. Hope to see everyone there!
Fill out this form to order now! https://tinyurl.com/vsaexamcarepackages
Has the double threat of both the final exam season and a raging pandemic got you stressed out? Do you or someone you know need something fresh and uplifting amid all this pressure and uncertainty? Send some love to yourself and your friends, and take a moment to focus on your mental health!
This month, VSA at UVA is launching our Exam Care Package Fundraiser, an opportunity where you can order care packages for your friends (and/or yourself!) to light up this extremely stressful season. The care packages are stuffed with dope goodies such as light snacks, small gifts, and even a t-shirt and your own custom message - just the right amount of support to get you through the week!