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Opening Convocation 2017

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The Division of Student Affairs advocates for students and supports their development as citizen-leaders. Six core values guide the work of Student Affairs in serving both undergraduate and graduate students: academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, service, wellness, and diversity. In addition to the vice president’s office, the division includes the following units: Office of the Dean of Students, Student Health, the Career Center, and Office of African-American Affairs.

Connections Newsletter

Submit your photos to the #PicturePublicService photo contest

Connections is a newsletter distributed every Wednesday and is another way for you to find out what's going on around the Grounds

#PicturePublicService Photo Contest

Showcase your public service work in the Rotunda! Submit your photos using #PicturePublicService (remember, if your account is private, we won’t see it!) or email to photocontest@virginia.edu. See the Facebook event or website for more information.

Students on the Lawn

Support the Student Experience

A gift to Student Affairs ensures that we have the resources to recruit diverse and talented students, to help them formulate and follow their dreams, to embrace student self-governance, and to make healthy, responsible decisions in their time at the University.

Students in a classroom

Student Leadership

Student Affairs provides students with many opportunities to develop leadership skills. Students can take a leadership role within agency groups, special status groups, Contracted Independent Organizations, sports and recreational programs, and public service.

Parents and graduate at Final Exercises

Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbook is a central resource for information. Updated annually, it is available online and translated to Chinese and Spanish. Print copies are available for parents at Summer Orientation, Family Weekend, and by request.