In an effort to increase interest and education in construction and the building trades among young women, UVA Facilities Management will host its second annual Girls Day set for Thursday, June 29. This year, we are expanding to allow all University of Virginia employees to get involved by registering girls between the ages of 12-18 to participate in various planned activities to show off our work.

We hope to inspire and excite girls to consider a career in construction by offering behind-the-scenes tours of work sites, hands-on activities with our tradespeople and opportunities to hear from our dynamic FM women and what they love about their careers.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

8-8:30 a.m.


Check-in at John Paul Jones Arena dining room

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Morning tours

Track 1

  • Rotunda (behind the scenes)
  • Heat plant
  • East chiller plant
  • University Hospital Expansion

Track 2

  • McCormick Road Residence Houses
    renovation project site
  • Ruffner solar panels/mechanical room
  • Newcomb chiller plant
  • Lacy Hall – School of Engineering
    Student Experiential Center

noon-1 p.m.


John Paul Jones Arena dining hall

1-3:30 p.m.

Trades show

Hands-on trades activities

3:30 p.m.

Pick up

John Paul Jones Arena concourse

Participants: Please wear clothes that may get dirty, including long pants and comfortable shoes (closed toes – no heels or sandals) and be prepared to do a lot of walking.


University employees may invite any girl including a daughter, niece, sister, friend’s daughter, etc. Facilities Management and other University employees will serve as chaperones and tour guides. Participants will tour in groups limited up to ten children and two adult chaperones during the morning session. Parents/guardians and Univeristy employees are invited to join the FM Girls Day attendants for lunch and afternoon trades show at John Paul Jones Arena.

Registration has been extended to May 15, 2017.

    UVA FM Girls Day 2017 registration form

    * Required fields

    The parent/guardian listed will receive a release form via email after registering.

    We will do our best to accommodate the chosen preference, but participants will be assigned based on space availability.

    Please note that UVA employees who volunteer to help with FM Girls Day activities during regular work hours must receive approval from their supervisor for the time away from work.



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