Academic Achievement Program
Details on ELA 2890: Strategies for Academic Achievement, and how to enroll.
Semester updates on advising and departmental changes.
Association Deans/Monroe Hall
Every College of A&S student has an Association Dean assigned in the first-year and based on residence halls; athletes, transfer students and Echols Scholars had a unique dean regardless of where they live. Students remain with their Association Dean throughout their time in the College.
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.
College Life Skills Coach
The College Life Skills Coach supports students in anything related to their academics and making the most of their time here at UVA. Please reach out and schedule a meeting or attend a workshop!
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.
We encourage all students to study abroad during small, fall, spring and/or January Term. See the ISO web site for more information.
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
OAAA Peer Advising Program assists African American first-year and transfer students in their transition to U.Va.
Office of Citizen Scholar Development
This office is the fellowships office of UVA.
Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)
Students with questions about specific programs or areas should contact the Association Dean charged with overseeing that area.
Student Disability Access Center
SDAC 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.
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.
Undergraduate Research Network
URN promotes undergraduate research. Informs students about research projects and opportunities. Also provides workshops, symposiums and panels on diverse subjects.
World Language Placement
Students with questions about testing, placement, etc., should contact a Foreign Language Coordinator.
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.
AccessUVA/First Generation Student Support
ODOS 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
Office of African American Affairs
OAAA 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 members work closely with a group of dedicated professionals to establish residence halls and apartments as welcoming, secure living areas that represent and promote the high standards of achievement and conduct expected of students at the University of Virginia.
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.
UVA 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)
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
ODOS provides 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
EOCR provides the following services and resources:
- 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
Peer Health Educators are UVA students trained to educate 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)
SARA is a community organization that offers support to survivors of sexual violence. They have a 24-hour hotline: 434-977-7273.
Student Health and Wellness (Elson Student Health Center)
The Elson Student Health Center provides no-cost services (primary care, gynecology, nutrition) to all enrolled, full-time students. Lab, pharmacy, allergy clinic, immunizations, international travel clinic services are also available. Many appointments can be made online (healthyhoos.virginia.edu). A clinician is always on-call after hours: 434-297-4261.
Substance Use Disorders: Recovery and Support
Hoos in Recovery provides a confidential support network of UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni in recovery or considering recovery from alcohol or other drug use disorders. HiR meets every Wednesday night during the regular academic year.
WahooWell consists of a confidential well-being survey and two confidential follow-up, one-on-one meetings. This student resource is focused on well-being, designed to assess risk, and explores strengths, goals, ad motivations.
The Gordie Center is a UVA-based, national organization that provides education and support around issues of overconsumption and hazing.
SilverCloud is a free online mental health tool to help students develop skills for managing stress, anxiety, and depression. SilverCloud is a self-guided program based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles that can be accessed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Women's Center Counseling Services
This office offers individual (men and women's), couples and group counseling. All services are free and confidential.
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.
Office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness
- 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.
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.