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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.

Spring Break 2020

UVA Grounds at spring

Lambeth Commons

Residence Halls

  • All first-year and upperclass housing areas, including Residential Colleges and Language Houses, will remain open during Spring Break (March 7-15).
  • All on-Grounds mailrooms (Bond, IRC, Lambeth, Shannon, Page, Runk) will be closed March 7-14:
    • Full-time staff will be available in Cauthen for any emergencies.
    • Regular mailroom hours resume on Sunday, March 15.

For more information, including safety and other important reminders, please see the Housing & Residence Life website.

Newcomb Hall Dining Room

Dining Services

UVA Dining will operate on a limited schedule from March 7-14, with additional locations reopening the evening of Sunday, March 15. For a full list of locations and hours, see the Spring Break Hours of Operation.

  • O'Hill Dining Hall, Newcomb Fresh Food Co., and Runk Dining Hall will be closed March 7-14.
  • Crossroads will be open March 7-14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and March 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Starbucks at Newcomb Hall will be open 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 9-13.

Newcomb Hall Facade

Newcomb Hall and 1515

Newcomb Hall and 1515 will operate on a limited schedule March 6-14.

Newcomb Hall

  • March 6: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • March 7-8: Closed
  • March 9-12: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 13-14: Closed
  • March 15: 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.


  • March 6: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 7-8: Closed
  • March 9-12: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 13-14: Closed
  • March 15: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.


Parking & Transportation

  • University Transit Service (UTS) will not run on March 7, 8, 14, and 15.
  • UTS buses will operate on their Holiday Service schedule March 9-13:
    • Commuter routes (Blueline, Blueline Express, Redline) run normally
    • Academic Routes (Central Grounds shuttle, Northline, Inner Loop, Outer Loop) run every 20 minutes until 8:00 p.m., then every 30-40 minutes until 10:00 p.m.
    • Special routes (Early Inner Loop, Northline Express, Purple Route) do not run
  • Safe Ride will provide 10 p.m. service March 7-15.

Visit the Parking & Transportation website to view the March Service Calendar.

Elson Student Health Center

Student Health

Student Health will be open March 9-13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In an emergency or life-threatening situation, please call 911.

Student Health’s Medical Services and CAPS after-hours urgent call line is available 24/7, even when the facility is closed. Call 434-297-4261 to reach care providers for urgent questions or concerns. Learn more by visiting the Student Health website.

Alderman Library

UVA Libraries

University Libraries will operate on a limited schedule March 7-15. Hours vary by date and location. View the Library Locations & Hours page for more information.

Aquatic and fitness center

Fitness & Recreational Facilities

All fitness and recreational facilities will operate on a limited schedule March 7-15. Hours vary by date and location. See the Intramural-Recreational Sports website for more information.