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.
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.
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.
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.
I begin this message with a warm welcome. If you are an incoming first year or transfer student, we look forward to introducing you to the UVA family and all the opportunities that await you as a member of this special community. I've enjoyed meeting you and your parents over the summer, and I am anticipating the many ways in which you will contribute to the University and the surrounding community.
This has been a wonderful week in UVA history. Many of you turned out at JPJ yesterday to welcome our basketball team home, and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday afternoon in Scott Stadium when the broader community comes together to celebrate our National Championship. These student-athletes and their coaches have brought honor and pride to the University, not only for their win but also for staring down adversity and embodying the meaning of “calm under pressure.”
[08/16/18 to 12/31/18]
Works to provide comprehensive support services and programs to create equitable educational opportunities for all students across grounds.
Fraternity & Sorority Life enables students to shape organizations that promote the principles of scholarship, leadership, diversity, service and honor.
Multicultural Student Services (MSS) aims to promote inclusion and engagement for historically underrepresented students.
Orientation & New Student Programs helps first-year and incoming transfer students successfully adjust to academic and social life at the University.
Learning in Action is the front door to public service at the University of Virginia.
Access a variety of resources for student organizations including the Student Activities Center and general support for events and programs.
Facilitates a safe environment for students to live and study. Supports programs and resources for first generation and low income students.