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Summer orientation group
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Students sitting on the lawn at convocation


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 Newsletter


Connections is a newsletter distributed every Wednesday and is another way for you to find out what's going on around the Grounds.

Election Day: Last-Minute Reminders

  • The last day to vote early in-person in Virginia is Saturday.

  • If you are registered in Virginia, double-check your registration online and know your polling location.

  • If you live on Grounds, check this list for your polling location.

  • Be sure to take a photo ID with you when you vote (your UVA ID is fine).

  • Sign up for a ride if your polling precinct is Johnson Elementary or Buford Middle School.

  • Voting hours on Election Day, Nov. 3, are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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.