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November 30, 2021

On behalf of the members of the Lawn Selection Committee, I invite you to consider applying to live on the Lawn. Life on the Lawn is an incredible, unique experience, and the committee will soon begin the difficult task of choosing the 2022-2023 Lawn residents.  The application is now available on the Office of the Dean of Students website.  

November 19, 2021

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I hope you will enjoy a restful break wherever your plans take you. In preparing to leave (or perhaps remain in Charlottesville) please make note of these important health and safety measures:

October 21, 2021

Advance planning will be important this year if you are interested in obtaining a COVID-19 test before leaving for the Thanksgiving or Winter Break. Please make note of the below guidance.

September 16, 2021

We are one month into the new semester, and in addition to monitoring the continuing pandemic, a number of recent incidents have sharpened our focus on safety and security.

July 15, 2021

In a few short weeks, we will begin a new academic year. As part of your preparation, both new and returning students must complete one or more items related to community policies and standards.

June 17, 2021

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of second-year College student Gwen Tupelo of Charlottesville, who passed away in a car accident on May 27.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Gwen’s family, including her mother and stepfather, Thea and Robert Tupelo-Schneck; her father, Tom Freeman; her brothers, Jonah Tupelo and Henry Tupelo-Schneck; other family members; as well as her many friends and classmates.

June 9, 2021

Beginning July 1, all students who will live, learn, or work in person at the University during the upcoming academic year must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to the Grounds.

May 20, 2021

This weekend, we will officially conclude the academic year by celebrating you, our newest degree recipients, during Final Exercises.  As you prepare to walk the Lawn on Friday, Saturday or Sun

May 18, 2021

As you may be aware, a committee has been at work to develop a statement that identifies the role that free expression and free inquiry play in UVA's academic enterprise and how they shape engagement with the ideas of others.

May 13, 2021

As you finish up an especially challenging year, I am writing with a few reminders about general safety.  Whether you are headed home, somewhere for a brief vacation, a graduating fourth-year experiencing “Beach Week” or headed to yet another dest

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.