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Welcome to UVA!

August 15, 2016

Dear New UVA Student:

I write to welcome you to the University of Virginia. In just a few days, you will join a community that has high standards for academic rigor, integrity, trust, and respect for others. By choosing UVA, you have embraced these values along with us, and we look forward with great excitement to your arrival.

Welcome Week Activities

August 12, 2016

Dear Parents:

In a few short days we will welcome the Class of 2020 to Grounds and launch a new academic year. I hope your student is excited about the new year. We are looking forward to their return and to the energy they bring to this special place. Although the summer has been busy with several major projects in the works or nearing completion—including the historic two-year renovation of the Rotunda—the students truly bring the University back to life every August.

Important Message to Parents of Second-Year Students

August 9, 2016

Dear Parents of Second-Year Students:

I write to congratulate you and your student on the beginning of your student's second year at UVA. While the first year in college is often a time of academic and social adjustment, the second year provides new opportunities for intellectual growth, social maturation, and independence. In the second year, UVA students tend to take on increasing leadership roles and greater levels of responsibility. These are natural steps in the process of becoming adults.

Welcome to the University of Virginia (Parents of New Transfer Students)

May 23, 2016

Dear Parent of New Transfer Student:

Greetings and welcome to the University of Virginia community. We are pleased that your daughter or son has chosen UVA as the place to continue their studies.

Summer Orientation marks the official beginning of your student's entry into the University. Three sessions are planned specifically for transfer students:

Welcome to the University of Virginia (Students)

May 18, 2016

Dear New Students of the University:

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Virginia. Soon you will come to Charlottesville to join our community, and we are looking forward to your arrival with great anticipation. Your presence among us and your participation in the academic enterprise will strengthen the University and add to the diverse human richness that defines life and learning here.

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.


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