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May 7, 2021

Dear First-Year Students:

I’m writing to remind you that free transportation will be available this weekend if you need to go to the UVA Vaccine Clinic at Seminole Square shopping center:

May 5, 2021

I am writing you with several important reminders applicable to you as a graduating student.  Please take a few moments before classes end and exams begin to prepare for these requirements and to note upcoming changes.

May 5, 2021

I am writing you with several important reminders applicable to you as a student who is not graduating and will be returning in the fall.  Please take a few moments before classes end and exams begin to prepare for these requirements and to note u

April 26, 2021

I’m pleased to inform you that, as a result of low case counts and increasing vaccination rates within our community, University leaders and public health experts have agreed to raise the limits on gatherings to 25 people indoors (up from a previous limit of 6) and 75 people outdoors (up from 25).

April 16, 2021

Several thousand of you received first vaccinations this week as part of the clinic being coordinated by UVA Health.  I know many of you also have appointments this weekend, either Saturday or Sunday, to receive the vaccine. 

March 24, 2021

Earlier today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management released the statement below, urging individuals not to travel to community vaccination centers unless they have an official appointment or invitation.

March 23, 2021

Thank you for the many sacrifices you have made this year to keep our community safe.  With viral prevalence rates now at a low point, University public health officials have approved an increase in the size of outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25 peo

March 18, 2021

Over the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a disturbing rise in anti-Asian bias and hate incidents. Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate, a hate tracker created last year by several groups, has recorded approximately 3,800 incidents of racism and discrimination targeting Asians and Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi Americans (APIDA) from March 2020 through February 2021.

March 17, 2021

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day frequently marked by over-celebrating.  Even in normal times I often write you at this time to encourage smart and safe behavior, especially if you choose to consume alcohol.

March 5, 2021

The University is a large and interconnected family. We draw strength from each individual student who is part of it, whether matriculating in an undergraduate, graduate or professional school. This has been a challenging time for us, now three semesters into the COVID-19 pandemic, and supporting each other has never been more important.

February 24, 2021

Good morning.  Thank you for everything you are doing to follow the enhanced public health measures temporarily adopted by the University last Tuesday.  This message provides additional information related to those measures.

January 30, 2021

Wintry weather, including snow and freezing rain, is forecast for the Charlottesville area beginning later tonight and continuing into tomorrow.  If you had planned to return to the area in the next 24-72 hours, please check the forecast so you can be informed and modify your plans if needed.

January 8, 2021

Prior to Winter Break, you received the below message about plans and requirements for the spring semester.

November 30, 2020

In 2018, the Commonwealth of Virginia established by statute a requirement that all public institutions of higher education orient new students on “speech that

November 23, 2020

On behalf of the members of the Lawn Selection Committee, I invite you to consider applying to live on the Lawn.

November 15, 2020

We are now less than two weeks away from the end of the in-person portion of the fall semester.  I know this has been a difficult set of circumstances for everyone.  I want to recognize the good job so many of you have done to comply with the public health restrictions put in place to protect our shared community.  Our response to a rise in cases in September is a testament to a commitment to compliance.

November 1, 2020

Every November, we have not only the privilege, but also the right, to actively participate in the governance of our republic by voting. Educating ourselves on the relevant issues and then casting a ballot is central to our shared responsibility as citizen-leaders.

October 29, 2020

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.

October 13, 2020

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.

October 6, 2020

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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