Please remember January Term 2018 as you advise students this fall. Classes will meet January 2-12, 2018. Areas of study include Anthropology, Art, Bio-Medical Ethics, Commerce, Drama, Engineering (STS), English, Environmental Sciences, History, Media Studies, Politics, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Sociology, and Spanish. Each course carries three credits.
Each summer the University of Virginia offers a rich selection of courses to over four thousand students through its Summer Session. Many of these courses are not available during the academic year. Dates for the main sessions of Summer Session 2017 are:
Session 1 – May 15 - June 10
Session 2 – June 12 - July 08
Session 3 – July 10 - August 04
Eight Week Session: June 12 - August 04
In addition to these main sessions, students may choose from several short-term Summer Session classes. Dates and details for these programs may be found on the Summer Session website.
Students register for courses through SIS, just as they do for fall and spring semesters. Enrollment begins April 10 for third- and fourth-year students and April 11 for first- and second-year students. Students may continue to enroll up to the first day of class.
Please visit the Summer Session website for more information. The Office of Summer and Special Academic Programs is located on the second floor of Minor Hall, by phoning 434-924-3371, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Virginia Career Center
UVA Career Center provides career counseling/coaching services and a multitude of career programs and informational resources for all UVA students. UVA Career Center is located in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.
General Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
Career Community Office Hours
Business Tu, Thu 10a-12p Newcomb 170
Creative Arts, Media & Design Thu 3-5p Open Grounds
Education, Counseling, & Youth Development Thu 1-3p Newcomb 170
Engineering, Science, & Technology Tue 3p-5p Rice Hall Room 107
Healthcare Mon, Thur 3-5p Newcomb 170
Public Service & Government Wed, Fri 11am-1pm
Make an Appointment
Make an appointment with a career counselor or pre-health and law advisor to discuss major or career choices, resume and cover letter writing techniques, internship and job search strategies, complete a mock interview or to interpret your Strong Interest Inventory or Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment results.
• Schedule an appointment online through Handshake
• Call (434) 924-8900
• Stop by Bryant Hall to schedule an appointment at the front desk
Health and Law Professions Advising
UVA Career Center provides advising to all students planning to apply to law school or a health professional school (medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.). Individual appointments are available for each by calling 924-8900. Group programs/panels are offered for both areas each semester so check our web calendar details.
UVA Career Center offers several assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory for a minimal fee. These instruments provide a concrete starting point for identifying careers (or majors) to explore or a launching point for a job or internship search. Both of these instruments provide examples of academic areas and student activities that relate to the students’ attributes.
Career Exploration Workshops
If you're interested in participating, log in to Handshake to request to register for an upcoming workshop
Students can talk with employers and/or graduate- and professional-school representatives to learn more about a multitude of career fields, internships, jobs, or graduate programs. Examples include: Spring Job & Internship Fair (February); Government & Non-Profit Career Expo (February); Professional & Graduate School Fair (September); Fall Job & Internship Fair (October).
Handshake is the ultimate recruiting platform for students! Handshake is where all types of employers put their greatest opportunities and look for UVA students. It's where you can find UVA career resources, apply for jobs, schedule appointments and register for career events.
• Explore and find amazing job and internship opportunities.
• Connect with great companies.
• Learn about your career options.
International Studies Office
PLANNING: Academic advisors play a key role in helping students determine when a student can study abroad. Some degree requirements and academic policies determine what courses students may take during a particular semester and what courses can be taken off-Grounds. The ISO encourages students to plan early and meet with their academic advisor to “project” the best time to study abroad. Even if students do not broach the topic of study abroad with you, mentioning the idea may be helpful as students may not know how to get started with the process. Furthermore, they may perceive that study abroad is “not for them,” or that opportunities are not available within their major thus dismissing the possibility all together. Please encourage students to complete the online Education Abroad Workshop and meet with an Education Abroad Advisor.
MAJOR ADVISING SHEETS: The Education Abroad Advisors work with departments to identify education abroad programs that have strong curricular matches with UVA majors, through course equivalencies and/or by providing courses that are not offered on Grounds. The Education Abroad Major Advising Sheets are a result of these efforts. These serve as a starting point for students to find programs targeted to that discipline. The programs listed on the Sheets were chosen with the department’s requirements and student interests in mind. The ISO will continue to add Education Abroad Major Advising Sheets to the website as they are completed with departmental support. If there is not yet one listed for your department and you are interested in helping the ISO create one, please contact the ISO at email@example.com.
REFLECTION: When advising students who have already studied abroad, consider discussing ways to incorporate their international experience into on-Grounds coursework and draw further connections between their time abroad with their academic and future career endeavors. Additionally, many students experience challenges readjusting to the U.S. and UVA, particularly after a semester or year away, as they grapple with new perceptions of society and the world. Whether or not students voice difficulties, encourage them to contact the Education Abroad Team, attend reentry programs, and take advantage of opportunities to share their experience with others. For example, students can take part in C.O.R.E (Cultural Orientation, Reflection, and Engagement) seminars, apply to be an Intern or Outreach Liaison, and participate in the Lessons from Abroad conference.
UVA in St Andrews: Science for Health Professions
In partnership with the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UVA is offering a science-focused program for semester and year study abroad. This track is designed for students who are in the sciences and/or those in a pre-health profession track. Students may enroll in select science classes yielding UVA credit and non-science courses yielding transfer credit from the University of St Andrews. Learn More.
UVA Exchange: American College of Greece
This new exchange allows UVA student to take courses in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Fine and Performing Arts. Learn More.
UVA Exchange: Hitotsubashi University
This new exchange allows UVA students to take courses taught in English and/or Japanese in Commerce & Management, Economics, Law, and Social Sciences. Japanese language courses are offered at all levels. Learn More.
UVA Exchange: Regent’s University London
This new exchange allows UVA students to enroll in courses in Business & Management; Fashion & Design; Film, Media & Performance; Liberal Arts & Humanities; and Psychotherapy & Psychology. Learn More.
UVA Exchange: University of Kent
This new exchange allows UVA students access to courses across the university’s comprehensive curriculum. Learn More.
UVA Exchange: Yale-NUS College
This new exchanges allows UVA students to explore courses in a traditional American liberal arts tradition. Subjects include anthropology, economics, environmental studies, global affairs, history, life sciences, literature, mathematic, philosophy, physical sciences, politics, psychology, and urban studies. Learn More.
Student Disability Access Center (SDAC)
The Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) is the office on grounds responsible for determining eligibility and implementing academic accommodations for students with disabilities. The Center also provides initial screening evaluations for any student experiencing academic difficulty. Please visit the SDAC website for full details about policies and services available.
The SDAC is located in the Department of Student Health at 400 Brandon Avenue. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during semester breaks and the summer sessions. For detailed information about services and policies, including guidelines and forms for documentation, see the SDAC web site. To contact SDAC, call (434) 243-5181 (voice), 243-5189 (TTY), or fax at (434) 243-5188.
Information for Faculty
The faculty is a vital part of the accommodations process. Faculty members who have concerns about a requested accommodation are encouraged to contact the Director of SDAC, Dr. Robert Diamond, at (434) 243-5181. In addition, useful information may be found online in the SDAC faculty information section. The sample syllabus statement may be particularly useful as a tool for reducing last minute or unclear accommodation requests.
The Faculty Guide for Accommodating Students with Disabilities has been updated. Please visit the Faculty and Staff section of the SDAC website and click on the first link for the Faculty Guide. The new guide contains both general information about the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as specific advice and tips about how this civil rights act should be implemented at U.Va.
Information for Students
Should you have (or have been previously diagnosed as having) any learning, physical or emotional impairment which may require accommodation at the University of Virginia please notify the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC). These impairments may include, but are not limited to, impaired vision, hearing, mobility; a specific learning disorder; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); or a mental health disorder. Early notification will allow UVA to prepare for your arrival and aid in meeting your educational needs. Information submitted will be treated confidentially and will be shared only with those who need to know. In order to receive accommodations or exemption from policies stated here and in the Undergraduate Record, students with a diagnosed disability must have notified the University in a timely manner.
It is the individual student’s responsibility to inform the University of the need for academic accommodation for a qualifying disability. Requests for accommodations should be supported by appropriate documentation and sent for review at the SDAC. Please submit all accommodation requests in a timely manner.
Requests for reasonable variation in degree requirements should be submitted to the Department Chair and the SDAC, in writing and will be subject to review by the student’s academic Dean. If the student’s disability precludes attainment of licensure or certification in the desired degree program that information will need to noted in the request.
LNEC clinical staff will review documentation to determine eligibility and assist the student in implementing appropriate accommodations in the classroom. Students with such accommodations are encouraged to inform their instructors at the beginning of each semester.
Assistance in Preparing Requests and Obtaining Services
SDAC personnel are available to counsel students in preparing their requests and to assist in obtaining other necessary support services. Deaf and hard of hearing students may dial (434) 243-5189 for telephone accessibility. Any questions should be referred to the student’s dean’s office or to the Director of the SDAC:
TTY: (434) 243-5189 | fax: (434 243-5188
You can also stop by the SDAC:
Elson Student Health Center
400 Brandon Avenue
P.O. Box 800760
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0760
If you believe your disability needs have not been appropriately met you are welcome to contact Melvin Mallory, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator (434) 924-3295 or Brad Holland, University Ombudsman (434) 924-7819. Both can also be contacted at the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP) at:
Washington Hall, East Range
P.O. Box 400219
Charlottesville, VA 22903
University Internship Program
The primary mission of the University Internship Programs (UIP) is to engage students in planned, educationally-related work and learning experiences locally, nationally, and internationally that integrate knowledge and theory with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. The UIP has been designed to support students' academic, professional, and personal interests through (1) carefully vetted placement and application processes for interns and internship sites; (2) development, evaluation, and maintenance of an integrated two-part interdisciplinary program consisting of an academic seminar and a professional practice internship under the supervision of a UIP liaison, a UIP internship site supervisor/mentor, and a UIP seminar instructor.
For news about the 2017-2018 internship application process see here.