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Students together singing the Good Ol Song
Opening Convocation 2017


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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Leslie Odom

Free Talk: Leslie Odom Jr.
Jan. 19, 3 p.m., JPJ.

Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. is returning to Charlottesville as the President’s Speaker for the Arts. Odom previously performed at UVA’s Bicentennial celebration in October 2017. This time, he returns to talk about his life and career and to reflect on the power of the arts within education and the world. His talk will be followed by a moderated conversation with President Ryan. Tickets are free, but required, and available at several locations around Grounds until Friday. More information can be found at the event’s official page.

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.