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PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY: Information and messages about Coronavirus

The University of Virginia continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Find UVA's messages and other public health resources and guidance.

Please note: All events on Grounds are cancelled until at least June 30.

Winter Break 2019

UVA Grounds at fall

Lambeth Commons

Residence Halls

  • The first-year residence areas (Alderman Road, Gooch/Dillard, Johnson/Malone/Weedon Houses, and McCormick Road) will be closed for winter break. Students and Resident Staff in these areas will need to find alternate accommodations from 12 p.m. noon on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, until 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.
  • Students living in the first-year residence areas who need to return for J-Term classes or athletic team participation may return on or after 8 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2020.
  • All upperclass housing areas, including Residential Colleges, will remain accessible to residents.
  • If your housing area is remaining open during Winter Break and J-Term and you plan to live on-Grounds at any point from Dec. 19, 2019, through Jan. 10, 2020, you must complete the Winter Break & J-Term Housing Form.
  • All residence areas will open to students returning for the spring semester on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

For more information, including safety information, mailroom hours, 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 Dec. 18-Jan. 12. Normal hours will resume on Jan. 13.

    • Newcomb Hall Fresh Food Co. will be closed Dec. 21-Jan. 11.
    • Starbucks in Newcomb Hall will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 1.
    • Pavilion XI in Newcomb will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.

    Other hours vary by location and date. For a full list of locations and hours, see the Winter Break Hours of Operation.


    Newcomb Hall Facade

    Newcomb Hall and 1515

    Newcomb Hall will operate on the following schedule during Winter Break:

    • Dec. 18-20: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Closed
    • Jan. 2-5: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Normal hours will resume Jan. 6.

    1515 will operate on the following schedule during Winter Break:

    • Dec. 20: Close at 6 p.m.
    • Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Closed
    • Jan. 2-11: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Normal hours will resume on Jan. 12.

    UVA Bus

    Parking & Transportation

    University Transit Service (UTS) will offer the following service during Winter Break:

    • Dec. 8-17: Exam service (no service for Northline Express and Purple Route)
    • Dec. 18-20: Holiday service (no service for Early Inner Loop, Northline Express, and Purple Route)
    • Dec. 21-22: No service
    • Dec. 23: Holiday service (no service for Early Inner Loop, Northline Express, and Purple Route)
    • Dec. 24: Commuter service (only service for Blueline, Blueline Express, and Redline)
    • Dec. 25: No service
    • Dec. 26-27: Commuter service (only service for Blueline, Blueline Express, and Redline)
    • Dec. 28-29: No service
    • Dec. 30-31: Commuter service (only service for Blueline, Blueline Express, and Redline)
    • Jan. 1: No service
    • Jan. 2-3: Holiday service (no service for Early Inner Loop, Northline Express, and Purple Route)
    • Jan. 4-5: No service
    • Jan. 6-10: Holiday service (no service for Early Inner Loop, Northline Express, and Purple Route)
    • Jan. 11-12: No service

    Safe Ride will not operate on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, or Jan. 1.

    Full service will resume on Jan. 13. Visit the Parking & Transportation website for the full list of Upcoming Service Impacts.


    Elson Student Health Center

    Student Health

    Student Health will operate on the following schedule during Winter Break:

    • Dec. 18-23 (Monday through Friday): 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed
    • Jan. 2-10 (Monday through Friday): 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Normal hours will resume Jan. 13.

    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

    All University Libraries will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1. Other hours vary by date and location. View the Library Locations & Hours page for more information.

    Date Alderman Clemons
    Dec. 18 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Dec. 19 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Dec. 20 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Dec. 21 Closed Closed
    Dec. 22 Closed Closed
    Dec. 23 Closed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Dec. 24-Jan. 1 Closed Closed
    Jan. 2 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Jan. 3 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Jan. 4 1 to 5 p.m. 1 to 5 p.m.
    Jan. 5 1 to 10 p.m. 1 to 8 p.m. 
    Jan. 6 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Jan. 7 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Jan. 8 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Jan. 9 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Jan. 10 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Jan. 11 1 to 5 p.m. 1 to 5 p.m.
    Jan. 12 1 to 10 p.m. 1 to 8 p.m.
    Jan. 13 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. Open at 8 a.m.

    Aquatic and fitness center

    Fitness & Recreational Facilities

    All fitness and recreational facilities will be closed Dec. 23-27. Memorial Gym will be closed Dec. 18-Jan. 10. Other hours vary by date and location. See the Intramural-Recreational Sports website for more information.

    Normal hours will resume on Jan. 11.

    Date AFC North Grounds Slaughter Recreation Center
    Dec. 18 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Dec. 19 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Dec. 20 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Dec. 21 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Closed
    Dec. 22 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Closed
    Dec. 23-27 Closed Closed Closed
    Dec. 28 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Closed
    Dec. 29 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Closed
    Dec. 30 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Closed
    Dec. 31-Jan. 1 Closed Closed Closed
    Jan. 2 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed
    Jan. 3 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed
    Jan. 4 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed
    Jan. 5 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed
    Jan. 6 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Jan. 7 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Jan. 8 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Jan. 9 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Jan. 10 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Jan. 11 9 a.m. to midnight 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 12 to 10 p.m.