Programs

Hereford programs bring together members of our community for opportunities and fun not found elsewhere in the University.

Vaughan Dinners

Vaughan Dinners are held three times a semester in the Faculty Principal's residence (Vaughan House). At these events, a special guest dine with 10-12 students--often a visiting expert or special guest from the University or Charlottesville community. Past guests have included civil rights leader Julian Bond, UVa President Teresa Sullivan, environmental scientist Orrin Pilkey, and filmmaker Lori Shinseki. 

Food with Fellows

The Food with Fellows dinners are opportunities for students to get to know a Herefor Fellow, while also enjoying a casual, tasty dinner. Dinners are held in the Hereford Hub and there is no agenda--students are free to ask Fellows questions and get to know them on a more personal level.

Adopt a Fellow

The Adopt a Fellow program partners Hereford Fellows with an RA to plan events and programs for one floor of residents. This means that a group of students have a chance to get to know one Fellow throughout the school year. Past events have included make-your-own pizza, old-school gaming night, Duck Donuts, and an ice cream sundae bar. 

Dumplings with Huoban 

This past year, our new Director of Studies and anthropologist, Caren Freeman, started weekly gatherings called “Dumplings with Huoban.” The purpose of the group is to promote conversation on topics relevant to Chinese society and conducive to cross-cultural reflection. Students launched their cross-cultural partnership with a meal at Gingko and took responsibility for leading one of our weekly discussions. Topics included the rigors of preparing for the Chinese college exam (gaokao) and the culture bound nature of democracy  and communism. No matter what was talked about, the group always ate their fill of dumplings and learned a few new words in Chinese! Look out for an email from Caren about Dumplings with Huoban this fall!