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PLEASE NOTE: Fall undergraduate courses will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

All events on Grounds are cancelled until at least August 15.

Message to Undergraduate Students Living in On-Grounds Housing or Graduate Students Living on the Range

March 11, 2020
To: 
Undergraduate Students Living in On-Grounds Housing or Graduate Students Living on the Range
From: 
Gay Perez, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Executive Director of Housing & Residence Life

Dear Student,

We are communicating with you because you are either an undergraduate student who lives in on-Grounds Housing or a graduate student who lives on the Range.

Earlier today, you received an email from President Ryan regarding UVA’s plans for operations in response to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. While this is an evolving situation, we write to provide initial information on plans related to your on-Grounds housing.

For those of you currently in Charlottesville, we strongly encourage you to gather essential belongings and return home. If you are currently away from Charlottesville, we strongly encourage you to modify your travel plans and remain at home or return home. If you need to return to Grounds to retrieve essential belongings, you will be able to access housing until Wednesday, March 18, at noon.

A few additional details:

  • When making travel plans, please arrange for your return to Grounds to be as brief as possible – enough time to gather your essentials and return home. 
  • Do not return to Grounds for your belongings if you meet any of the CDC guidance for exposure to the coronavirus; rather please email us at housing@virginia.edu to make alternate arrangements.

We understand circumstances may not allow every student to go home. As a result, on-Grounds housing will remain open for those students who cannot go home. If you are unable to leave for unavoidable circumstances, please understand you may be quarantined or relocated should circumstances make this necessary. You should also expect a reduction in University services. After noon on March 18, access to on-Grounds housing will be limited to those who cannot return home for unavoidable reasons and have notified us of their intention to stay on Grounds.

If you are unable to return home due to unavoidable circumstances, you must complete the survey linked below to notify us of your plans. This is a requirement to remain in on-Grounds housing. If you do not complete this survey, we will assume you do not plan to remain, and your access to on-Grounds housing will be suspended as of noon on March 18.

If you are currently receiving financial aid and have questions related to financial resources for departing Grounds, please contact UVA Student Financial Services at sfs@virginia.edu or 434.982.6000.

We will share additional information about end-of-semester move-out in a subsequent message.

Sincerely,

Gay Perez
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs,
Executive Director of Housing & Residence Life