Red Carpet Greeting
Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! --1 John 3:1
If God has treated us with such extravagant love, how much more should we obey biblical commands to practice hospitality!
We’re handing Dulles Airport arrivals differently this year. Instead of asking individuals to pick up new international students from Dulles airport, we have asked students to clump together so that we can pick most of them up on four full-size bus trips. We need lots of volunteers to provide what we’re calling a “Red Carpet Greeting” at the UVA housing office when our buses drop off students. The bus cannot take students to their individual dorms/ apartments so we will need volunteers to welcome students with fun and warmth, drive students from the housing office to their dorms, get to know them in the process. I love meeting students when they first arrive in the U.S.! Pray with us for these precious visitors!
UVA Housing Office
425 Tree House Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Please park at the Student Activities Building and walk across the street to the Housing Office, which is located on the first floor of Gibbons House. The Housing Office is on Alderman Rd. (opposite the Aquatic Fitness Center). The goal is the have all greeters in place before the bus arrives. We will have an actual red carpet!
Pictures of student arrivals from previous years:
Please let us know if you have any questions. We are happy to schedule a call to provide a brief information orientation for this outreach.