University Resources

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Academic Achievement Program

Details on ELA 2890: Strategies for Academic Achievement, and how to enroll.

Advising Newsletter

Semester updates on advising and departmental changes.

Association Deans/Monroe Hall

Academic advisors, assigned to first-year students are based on residence halls (except athletes, transfer students and Echols Scholars, who have deans specifically for their needs). Students remain with their dean throughout their time in the College.

College Council

The College Council is the student governing body for the Undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences. College Council works to provide the best academic experience possible for all College students through programs, events, advising, and cosponsorships.

Directors of Undergraduate Programs

Each major in the College is overseen by a Director of the Undergraduate Program. Students with questions about courses offered by the department, major requirements, opportunities for majors, declaring a major, etc., should contact the DUP.

Foreign Language Placement

Students with questions about testing, placement, etc., should contact a Foreign Language Coordinator.

Libraries

Links to all of UVA libraries and databases as well as the "Chat with a Librarian" help feature,

Office of African American Affairs Peer Advising

Program assisting African American first-year and transfer students in their transition to U.Va.

Office of Citizen Scholar Development

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)

Undergraduate research opportunitiues.

Specialized Advising

Students with questions about specific programs or areas should contact the Dean charged with overseeing that area.

Student Disability Access Center

Determines eligibility and provides reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities, both temporary and permanent, previously diagnosed or not. All services, including learning disability screening, are available year-round.

Scholarships

A list of College and Dean’s Scholarships and Small Research and Travel Grants.

Transfer Student Newsletter and Student Guide

Bulletin updated every month to notify transfer students of important information, deadlines and changes.

Tutoring Resources

Undergraduate Research Network

Group that promotes undergraduate research. Informs students about research projects and opportunities. Also provides workshops, symposiums and panels on diverse subjects.

Writing Center

One-on-one, 50-minute appointments with undergraduate and graduate student tutors; some are ESL-specialized. Generally limited to seven appointments per term. Walk-ins are possible but online appointments are preferred.

BELONGING

AccessUVA/First Generation Student Support

Provides one-on-one meetings with students as well as targeted newsletters and programming. Their resources page provides many links especially relevant to first-generation and lower-income student concerns.

College Advising Seminars (COLA 1500)

One-credit courses for new students on assorted topics with an emphasis on the faculty student interaction.

Multicultural Student Center

Houses LGBTQ Student Services and Multicultural Student Services. Hosts numerous events and programs designed to promote inclusion and engagement for historically underrepresented students. Also provides space for study and relaxation.

Office of African American Affairs

Offers advising, including peer advising, and support services to facilitate the promotion and support of a racially diverse student body, including Project RISE and the GradSTAR Program.

Peer Mentoring Programs

Explore a range of peer mentoring programs.

Resident Staff Program 

What Senior Residents and Resident Advisors do, how they can help you, and contact information for student housing administrators.

Transfer Student Peer Advisor Program

Are you a new transfer student? This program fosters a strong network of transfer students who can rely upon one another for support, friendship and guidance.

University Current Students

Comprehensive information on all aspects of U.Va. student life. Customizable portal page with many links to calendars, events, resources and more.

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING RESOURCES

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Provides no-cost services (brief individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psychiatry) and care management to all registered UVA students. Also a contact point for multidisciplinary treatment teams specializing in eating disorders, substance use, and transgender health care. There is always a clinician on-call: 434-243-5150. Exempt from Title IX mandatory reporting requirements.

Dean of Students Programs and Services

Administrative support for developing student learning, leadership and interpersonal growth. Offers aid for students with children, student leaders and racial and sexual minorities at UVA.

Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights

  • Provides policies, procedures, and resources designed to ensure that all members of the UVA community feel welcome and valued. Their website has reporting forms for various concerns beyond Just Report It (also see below).
  • Report a Barrier, for barriers to access for individuals with disabilities to UVA programs, activities, and services.
  • File a Complaint, for incidents of discrimination.espect at UVA, for incidents of abuse or mistreatment of anyone by university personnel.
  • Respect at UVA, for incidents of abuse or mistreatment of anyone by university personnel.

Peer Health Educators

 UVA students trained to education classmates about college health and wellness issues in a positive, non-judgmental manner. Outreach programs are available to student groups; wellness events are held throughout the year; one-on-one confidential appointments are available on the topics of sex, nutrition, and academic success and self-care.

Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)

A community organization that offers support to survivors of sexual violence. They have a 24-hour hotline: 434-977-7273.

Student Health (Elson Student Health Center)

Provides no-cost (primary care, gynecology, nutrition) and low-cost (lab, pharmacy, allergy clinic, immunizations, international travel clinic) services to all registered students. Many appointments can be made online (healthyhoos.virginia.edu). A clinician is always on-call after hours: 434-297-4261.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery: Hoos in Recovery

A community of UVA students, faculty, and staff, that meets weekly during the regular year, no RSVP required. Hosts occasional social events.

BASICS A confidential online assessment and follow-up appointment available to all members of the UVA community. Designed to assess risk and plan potential behavior changes.
The Gordie Center UVA chapter of a national organization that provides education and support around issues of overconsumption and hazing.

Women's Center Counseling Services

Division that offers individual (men and women's), couples and group counseling. All services are free and confidential.

SAFETY

SafeRide

  • Provides rides home from within the UVA area during times the busses aren’t running. Call 434-242-1122.
  • Charge-a-Ride: Provides taxi service within the Charlottesville area to UVA students.
  • Call Yellow Cab (434-295-4131), show UVA student ID, charge the ride to UVA, and pay via SIS.

UVA Police Department

Students should be encouraged to familiarize themselves with safety measures and report issues or suspicious activities. Police are responsive to concerns and students can take personal safety courses to help ensure a safe community. The non-emergency phone number is 434-924-7166. In the event of an emergency call 911.

Just Report It

An online system through which UVA students and employees may report incidents of: sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, bias, hazing, or interference with speech rights. Note that any report you make online through JRI will identify you as the reporter.

Students may report anonymously by filling out and submitting a printed form and may discuss incidents confidentially, without being reported, with CAPS, Student Health, or the Women’s Center Counseling Staff. The Faculty Employee Assistance Program (434-243-2643) is a confidential resource for employees. Responsible Employees do not have the option to report anonymously.

WORLD OF WORK & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL ADVISING

Pre-Health Advising

Pre-Law Advising

University Career Center

Helpful resources provided by the University Career Center. One-on-one career counseling appointments also available.