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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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Community Bridges 5K

"When in Doubt, Build a Bridge"
Early registration: Sept. 30. 

President Ryan offered this simple piece of advice to new students at Opening Convocation. To celebrate his inauguration in October, you are invited to sign up for the Community Bridges 5K Run/Walk. Registration is $20 through Sept. 30 and $25 after. Every participant receives a T-shirt, and all funds benefit the Charlottesville Center for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information and to register, visit the Community Bridges 5K 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.