Faculty, Academic Leaders Focus on Quality of Online Courses

Courses began this week in a virtual setting for University of Virginia undergraduates – an approach adopted for the first two weeks of the fall semester as UVA leaders continue to evaluate the way ahead.

A mix of online and in-person courses could begin next month, and the University said it will announce by Friday if plans for students to return to Grounds are changed. Whatever the approach, UVA faculty and academic leaders know that most undergraduate courses will be online this fall.

Students Don’t Have It All Figured Out, And That’s Ok. This Program Is Here To Help.

The University of Virginia is expanding a popular program just in time for the fall semester, offering up to 500 first-year and transfer students a spot in “Hoo’s Connected,” which teaches healthy relationship-building skills designed to launch a thriving college experience.

9 Reasons You Can Be Optimistic That a Vaccine for COVID-19 Will Be Available in 2021

As fall approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021.

I am a physician-scientist and infectious diseases specialist at the University of Virginia, where I care for patients and conduct research into COVID-19. I am occasionally asked how I can be sure that researchers will develop a successful vaccine to prevent COVID-19. After all, we still don’t have one for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Class of 2024: "Individually They Are Impressive, Together They Are Strong and United."

It goes without saying that the University of Virginia’s Class of 2024 is unlike any other. These students are joining the University community in unprecedented times, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force physical distancing, mask-wearing and stepped-up hygiene.

This year’s class of 3,803 students hails from 79 countries and 48 U.S. states and territories outside of Virginia. More than 41,000 students applied for admission, setting yet another record for the largest applicant pool in school history. Virginians make up 67.9% of the class.

On Words: Why You Should Embrace ‘Anxiety,’ Even in the Era of Coronavirus

It is time to stop dreading anxiety.

Few things motivate escape and avoidance more than the feeling of anxiety, the sense of apprehension and worry that a catastrophic outcome may lie ahead. Sometimes we can name it – tomorrow is the big test, the first online date, a telemedicine check-up by Zoom. Other times, we are unsure of the source of our unease. Of course, few words promote anxiety more than “coronavirus.”

UVA Covid Tracker Will Track Key Virus Metrics, Updated Daily

The University of Virginia this week launched a UVA COVID Tracker that will be updated daily with key public health statistics, including the number of coronavirus cases reported within the University community.

Walk-In (Zoom in) Advising with the
“Dean of the Day” 

Walk-in Advising hours are held from 2:30-4:00 when classes are in session but via Zoom only. Click here for information on how to join a meeting.

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Students Apply in SIS for December 2020 GraduationLast Day to Add, Change Grading Option, Select AU Option


September 8

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September 15

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October 13

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