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Summer orientation group
Students having an outside class on the lawn
Students sitting on the lawn at convocation


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

Graduation selfie

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

Finals Weekend

Congratulations, Class of 2021! A few last-minute reminders:

  • It’s going to be hot. Wear light clothing.
  • Water will be available.
  • Remember comfortable footwear, too.
  • Only clear bags are allowed.
  • Stop by 1515 for a breakfast or lunch burrito with Ms. Kathy prior to lining up at the Rotunda.
  • Line up at the Rotunda for the procession down the Lawn and to Scott Stadium:
    • 8:15 a.m. for the morning ceremonies
    • 1:15 p.m. for the afternoon ceremonies
  • You can donate your balloons to the UVA Children’s Hospital. Look for collection points at the entry/exit points of the stadium.

For more information go to the Major Events 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.