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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.

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Welcome New Students at Move-In
August 24-25

Help Virginia Ambassadors welcome the Class of 2022 as they move into their dorms in August. Sign up for a two-hour shift (or several!) by Aug. 1. We also need Lead Greeters to help run the program. Please fill out the application by May 25. Each volunteer gets a free T-shirt to wear! For more information, visit the Housing & Residence Life website.

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.