Fall Weekend

Serpentine Society Fall Weekend
November 1-2, 2019

We are looking forward to seeing you there. Below is the final schedule of events, with times and locations. Our events are overbooked, so if you need to cancel your registration, please contact Mariel Childress at mariel@virginia.edu as soon as practical.

Please also note additional important arrival information:


Check-in will be available at 3rd Floor Newcomb Hall from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, November 1st. If you arrive later in the evening or on subsequent days of the celebration, check-in will be available at your first event. Upon arrival, you will be given a schedule of events with all times and locations and your nametag(s).


Montalto, 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway

  1.  Drive yourself: Free parking will be available at the Monticello Visitor’s Center (931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902), if you would like to drive yourself. You will then need to take the shuttle up to Montalto- there will be signage.
  2.  Take the shuttle: If you would like to take a shuttle directly to Montalto, they will be leaving at 6:00 p.m. sharp on Friday from the UVA Chapel (145 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903) and then moving on to two hotels: the Hampton Inn & Suites (900 W. Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903) and the Hyatt Place (2100 Bond St, Charlottesville, VA 22901). There are 25 seats on each bus, and they will be first come, first served.

No guests will be allowed to park at Montalto unless you have accessibility needs (please contact Mariel Childress by 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 31 at mariel@virginia.edu if you do).

Carter Mountain, 1435 Carters Mountain Trail

  1. You’re welcome to drive yourself to Carter Mountain (1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22902) yourself.
  2. Take the shuttle: If you would like to take a shuttle to Carter Mountain, it will be depart from the UVA Chapel (145 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903) at 1:30 p.m. and return by 5:00 p.m. There are 35 seats on the bus, and they will be first come, first served.


We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time this weekend. Please ensure the well-being and safety of yourself and those around you. If you choose to enjoy wine or beer, please be sure not to overindulge and make certain that you do not drive. Shuttles at the Gala are available to get you back to your hotel and to the University of Virginia from Montalto.

If for any reason or at any time you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, please find a member of the Serpentine Society Board of Directors or Alex Winkowski, the LGBTQ Center Coordinator, so that the situation can be addressed.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 1st
LGBTQ Center Meet & Greet and History Wall Tour
2:30 p.m. at Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor
Stop by the LGBTQ Center’s new location on the 3rd floor of Newcomb (previously the Kaleidoscope room) to meet students, scholarship recipients, and other alumni.
Location: 180 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Casual attire

Gala Cocktail Reception & Awards Dinner
6:30 p.m. at Montalto
Location: 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. at Repose, the restored home at the top of Montalto Mountain.
Cocktail attire

Saturday, November 2nd
Bernard Mayes Award Luncheon
11:30 a.m. at Pavilion IX (Lower Garden)
Location: 211 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Casual attire

Carter Mountain Fall Festival
1:30 p.m. at Carter’s Mountain
We will provide tickets for a tractor ride and apple picking. You may also choose to participate in a wine tasting from Prince Michel or a cider tasting from Bold Rock.
Location: 1435 Carters Mountain Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Casual attire

If you have any other questions about the events, please reach out to me at brendan@serpentinesociety.org. For registration questions, please contact Mariel Childress at mariel@virginia.edu.