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 is a newsletter distributed every Wednesday and is another way for you to find out what's going on around the Grounds.
Many University services have been modified, and hours will continue to fluctuate through late January. For current information, please check the Operations Status Board, which provides links to offices and services. Please note: UVA offices will be closed from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3, 2021, for the University’s Winter Break. During the closure, a Dean-on-Call will remain available 24/7 for urgent concerns, and students can still access Student Health and Wellness for after-hours urgent care services.
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.
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.
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.