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Follow-up: Fall Access to UVA Facilities

September 2, 2020
Allen W. Groves, University Dean of Students

Thank you for informing us you do not plan to live or learn on Grounds, in Charlottesville, or in Albemarle County this fall. As a result, you are not attending any in-person courses and will take all your classes online. Hopefully you are enjoying the semester thus far.

Because you will not be here for the fall, your bill from Student Financial Services will include a reduction of $660 in the fall 2020 mandatory student fee. This fee is based, in part, on use of certain University services. However, this reduction in charges (and your intention to remain home) means you will not be able to access certain UVA facilities this semester, including UVA Dining, IM-Rec facilities, the libraries, and any other facilities requiring swipe-in access via your UVA ID card. If you are a new student and have not yet received your ID card, you may pick it up in the spring at the University’s Academic ID Office window, located in the O’Hill Dining Hall at 525 McCormick Road.

Additionally, you will continue to see a “Not Living/Learning on Grounds” hold reflected in your SIS account throughout the fall. This is simply a notation of your intention to remain at home, and will not affect your ability to attend or enroll in classes online.

I wish you the best with your online studies. We will continue to seek ways for you to remain connected to the University during this time.

If you have questions about access, your SIS account, or you wish to change your mind prior to September 8, please email the Return to Grounds call center.


Allen W. Groves
University Dean of Students