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ODOS COVID-19 Resources & Services

Peabody Hall is open for limited in-person meetings. For routine matters, please set up a virtual or phone meeting with any of our team members during regular office hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) by phone at (434) 924-7133 or email at If you have a situation that requires immediate attention and need to visit Peabody Hall, face masks and social distancing are required at all times. See ODOS COVID-19 Resources & Services.


Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students works to create a living and learning environment in which students can maximize their academic potential. Our goal, consistent with the University's mission, is to support student learning and interpersonal growth that creates engaged citizen leaders. With professional staff located on the second floor of Peabody Hall, throughout Newcomb Hall and in Gibbons House, students will find a team that is available to assist in navigating and developing a unique student experience grounded in the history and traditions of one of the finest higher education institutions in the world.

Dean on Call

The Office of the Dean of Students provides 24-hour crisis management and incident response services to University students. The dean on call may be reached by contacting the central office at (434) 924-7133 or, after hours, by contacting the University Police Department at (434) 924-7166 and asking for the dean on call.

Reports of Perceived Bias-Motivated Conduct

You may report an incident involving an act you believe to be motivated by bias using the Just Report It system maintained by the Office of the Dean of Students. You will be contacted by a dean within 24 hours of your report unless you elect to remain anonymous. Please note that an anonymous report may limit the University's ability to fully respond to the alleged act of bias.

Our Spaces

The Office of the Dean of Students manages a broad portfolio of spaces for student meetings, social events, and other activities. Spaces may be reserved through Event Planning Services.


Let me begin by thanking you for the significant efforts you are making to help us check the spread of COVID-19. This hasn’t been an easy semester, and you’ve made very real sacrifices to help us keep our case counts low and the community safe.

Today I am writing to share that University leaders, in consultation with physicians and public health experts, have decided to raise the permitted maximum size of gatherings on and off-Grounds from five to ten individuals. The other restrictions, however, will continue.

On September 23, I wrote to you to share a video from President Ryan detailing modified restrictions the University put into place to slow the spread of COVID-19 within our community.

Today I am writing to inform you that University leaders, in consultation with physicians and public health experts, have decided to continue with these additional restrictions for another two weeks, until Wednesday, October 21st.

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AccessUVA & First-Gen Student Support

Works to provide comprehensive support services and programs to create equitable educational opportunities for all students across grounds.

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Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life enables students to shape organizations that promote the principles of scholarship, leadership, diversity, service and honor.

Transition and Community

Housing & Residence Life

Guides the transition of first-year and transfer students. Builds connected and engaged residential communities, including the three residential colleges of Brown, Hereford, and IRC.

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Multicultural Student Services

Multicultural Student Services (MSS) aims to promote inclusion and engagement for historically underrepresented students.

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Orientation & New Student Programs

Orientation & New Student Programs helps first-year and incoming transfer students successfully adjust to academic and social life at the University.

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Public Service

UVA Public Service is designed to connect students, faculty, and community partners to social entrepreneurship, community engagement, and co–curricular service opportunities.

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Student Engagement

Access a variety of resources for student organizations including the Student Activities Center and general support for events and programs.

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Student Safety

Facilitates a safe environment for students to live and study. Supports programs and resources for first generation and low income students.