Every Monday morning muffins and coffee are provided, and every Friday morning bagels and coffee will be available in the Munford Gathering Place from 7:30 to 9:00 am. Bring your own mug, and share a cup of joy with someone new!
Need an afternoon snack or study break? Come to the MGP for our weekly tea time on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Grab a plate, and run to your discussion section!
Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:00 am, we provide a popular Continental breakfast in the "Gathering Place" of Mary Munford with a French flair. Coffee, tea, juice, fresh bread and croissants are provided. These breakfasts emphasize eating local, seasonal, and organic food.
Conversazione Grande Series
Several times throughout the year IRC students are invited to dine at neighboring Alumni Hall with fellow residents, IRC, and U.Va. faculty. Dinners feature student speakers with a small reception beforehand for open conversation and questions. Dress is business casual, and doors close at 6:30 pm. Recently, the IRC has incorporated performances by local groups into the dinners. Performances by The Blue Ridge Irish School, Beleza and Chiamba were recenlty featured.
Thanksgiving? Mardi Gras? Chinese New Year? The IRC is the place to be!
The IRC Student Council hosts special events throughout the year, including Pop Up Events with bubble tea, pancakes, etc. Cultural groups also frequent the IRC, celebrating their traditions with performances and diverse cuisines. Additionally, Council sponsors informal and relaxed events. You name it: BBQs, ice cream socials, s'mores, tea times, and tailgates.
Exam Week Study Breaks
Give me your tired, your poor, your hungry masses yearning to eat! Frankly, we all need a break, especially during finals.
During exams, the IRC provides an abundance of sandwiches, coffee, tea, and special pick-me-ups, such as a Sweet & Spicy desert bar and late night pizzas. Petit Déjeuner is offered every morning. There will be no need to leave your books, your studies, your life. Your room becomes your cave of exertion and frustration. So hibernation isn't just for mammals after all.... We hope to brighten your day. Enjoy, and may the curve be ever in your favor.
Food for Thought
Over the course of the semester, you have the opportunity to share dinner with an IRC Community Fellow or invited guest...right here within the IRC! Director of Studies Phoebe Crisman is happy to work with you if you want to invite a professor to dinner!
Once a month, Principal Bailey and his wife, Elaine, open their home to IRC residents. Students are invited to drop by for a visit and dessert! Morea Evenings have included a whole pig roast, Christmas crafts and ugly sweaters and Chinese New Year and Southern India event featuring food local to India's southern regions.
Garden Room Lunches
Students are invited to share lunch with IRC Fellows at the Garden Room on the West Range. If you want to share lunch with a Morea, Professorial, or Community fellow, please let Phoebe Crisman know who to invite.
Join the Bailey family and distinguished guests for supper! Guests for 2019-2020 included Prof. Mark Thomas, Prof. David Edmunds, Christina Ball & Enrico Cessaretti, Dudley Doan, and Greg Roberts.
Have you read a good book lately? Would you like to discuss it over a nice meal? Phoebe Crisman hosts several Laissez Lire dinners at Little Morea House throughout the semester. Please contact her if you would like to suggest a book.
Monday Meet Ups at Newcomb Hall
Join the Bailey family every Monday for dinner at Newcomb Hall
Study Lounges at Big Morea
Once a month the Baileys invite students to study at Big Morea House. Study Lounges feature fresh fruit, sweets, & hot chocolate.
Out and About
Join the Baileys and Phoebe Crisman for outings in Charlottesville and beyond. Concerts at Cabell Hall, plays at Blackfriars Playhouse, movies, museums, local art installations, UVA basketball games at The Paramount Theater and more!
The Week That Was
Join fellow students for snacks and lively discussion around current events. Every Friday at 4:00 in the "fishbowl" conference room.
IRC students have visited Monticello, Montpelier, Luray Caverns , Cherry Blossum Festival, and many other places. In the fall of 2019 IRC residents went to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Want to go somewhere? Reach out to IRC Council and Staff with your ideas.