The Administration of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs supports both undergraduate and graduate students in all aspects of student life at the University of Virginia. Units within the division seek to expand the intellectual, social, and cultural horizons of the student body through a broad range of support services and programs that parallel the University's formal academic curriculum.
The Division of Student Affairs consists of five main units:
- Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
- Office of African-American Affairs, located in Dawson's Row behind Bryan Hall, provides a breadth of outreach, mentoring, educational and support programs and services including tutoring and academic advising.
- University Career Center, located in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium, provides a broad range of employment and career and major exploration services and resources, including services for students who are pre-health professions or pre-law. Many of the schools have affiliate career centers embedded within the school as well.
- Office of the Dean of Students
- Department of Student Health, located on Brandon Avenue, provides a broad and comprehensive range of health services, by appointment and in urgent need. The majority of basic medical services are covered by the Student Health Fee and do not require additional cost or insurance filings. In addition to core health services as listed below, assistance regarding nutrition, recovery programming, and many other focused needs is available.
Newcomb Hall serves as the main center of undergraduate student activities at the University, in addition to a satellite facility, 1515 University Ave, which is located in the heart of the Corner area adjacent to Grounds. Conveniently located adjacent to the main UVA Bookstore and the Central Grounds Parking Garage, Newcomb houses Fresh Food Co., one of three residential dining rooms on Grounds; a U.S. Postal Service branch; a Bank of America full-service bank; offices for several units within the Office of the Dean of Students; the Student Activities Center; the Multicultural Student Center; the LGBTQ Center; the Interfaith Student Center, the Latinx Student Center, offices for key student organizations, such as Student Council and the Honor Committee; and meeting rooms for students, faculty, and staff. To reserve space in Newcomb, contact Newcomb Hall Event Planning Services.
UVA students are highly engaged in activities outside the classroom. More than 700 student organizations offer opportunities for involvement in community service, club sports, the arts, media, professional development, and other interests. About 30 percent of the student body decides to participate in the fraternity/sorority community.
In addition to central support services managed by the Division of Student Affairs, most of the University's schools provide some level of student services and support through student affairs professionals in the school. This is especially true of the graduate and professional schools. However, all critical issues and emergencies should route through the central dean's office in Peabody Hall.
Reflective of the University's global culture, the International Studies Office facilitates over 3,000 students traveling outside the United States for University-related purposes in a normal year. Such travel may include study, research, internships, service, conferences, presentations, teaching, performances, recruiting, and athletic competitions. International student travel for University-related purposes is subject to the policy on student travel. Faculty members should be aware that the University restricts student travel to countries under a travel warning issued by either the U.S. Department of State or the Centers for Disease Control and may issue additional travel restrictions. For the current list of such warnings and restrictions, see Travel Alerts, Notices & Warnings, maintained by the International Studies Office.