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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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Transportation to Richmond and Dulles Airports

Dec. 16 and 19

Student Council has re-established the AirBus service to provide low-cost airport transportation for students. On both the 16th and the 19th, one charter bus will depart for Dulles International Airport at 6 a.m., and a second will depart for Richmond International Airport at 7 a.m. Both buses will leave from the McCormick Road @ Alderman Library bus stop. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased when registering online. Spots are on a first-come, first-served basis!

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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.

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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.