Association Deans

Association Deans are assigned to each student based on their first-year housing assignment or based on whether they are an Echols Scholar, Student Athlete, Veteran or Transfer student. They remain with the same Association Dean as long as they are a student in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Association Deans provide broad academic support to students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Every student in the College, by virtue of their placement in an Advising Association, has an Association Dean. Your dean can advise you on academic matters, help you to think broadly about your long-term plans, and connect you to the appropriate support services at the University. They are committed to your academic success. If your Dean does not know the answer to your question, they will connect you to the person or office who does.

For example, your Association Dean can help:

  • advise you on academic matters such as getting into classes, faculty advisors, and instructors
  • establish your academic plan
  • refer you to appropriate University of Virginia agencies and offices for non-academic matters, such as health and other issues.

All the College Association Deans have offices in Monroe Hall, where the undergraduate advising offices are located. Each Association Dean schedules regular office hours in Monroe Hall and the College staff will be happy to arrange an appointment with you. To schedule a meeting with your Dean, you can call the undergraduate advising office main phone at (434) 924-3351 or visit 101 Monroe Hall (M-F, 8-5) and the College staff will gladly assist you.

Additionally, on every weekday during the semester, Monroe Hall hosts walk-in advising hours from 2:30-4:00pm. Feel free to drop in and chat with the Dean of the Day during those hours. No appointment is necessary.

An Association Dean is available for drop-in advising Monday through Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:00 P.M. in Monroe Hall. No appointment is necessary.