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Co-curricular activities continue in the summer at the University of Virginia, with lectures, concerts, art exhibits, plays, and films on Grounds.
University Programs Council
UPC is a student-run programming board that provides the University community with entertaining, educational, and cultural activities. Summer programs include such events as movies in the Amphitheater, picnic lunches with professors, 4th of July celebrations, and Bodo’s Bagels on the Lawn. Membership is open to all UVa students. For more information about UPC events and ways to get involved, please contact UPC at www.uvaupc.com.
Newcomb is the hub for student activities at the University of Virginia! If you’re planning an event, need a bite to eat, or just seeking a quiet corner to relax you’ve come to the right place.
Newcomb also serves as the gateway to a variety of opportunities for involvement at the University. The offices of the Student Council, Honor and Judiciary Committees, Greek Councils, University Programs Council, Orientation and The Cavalier Daily call Newcomb home. If you’re interested in any of the many student organizations at the University, drop by Newcomb and we’ll help you get connected.
- Information Center: (434) 924-3601, Student Locator: (434) 924-3363
- Ticket Office
- Game Room
- Lounges, Art Gallery, and study/meeting space
- Dining (sit down and quick eats)
- Movie Theater
- Post Office, Bank of America, Student Legal Services
- Student Activities Center (SAC) and Kaleidoscope
- LGBT Resource Center
- Orientation & New Student Programs
The personality of any student center is a product of the individuals who regularly visit and use the facility. Our team sincerely hopes you take advantage of all Newcomb has to offer. For more information, look for us online at www.virginia.edu/newcomb.
University of Virginia Bookstore
The bookstore is located atop the Central Grounds Parking Garage and behind Newcomb Hall, offers all summer school textbooks, a large selection of scholarly, critical, and popular literature, school supplies, and University of Virginia imprinted clothing and gifts. Services now available are UPS shipping, postage, Cavalier Advantage deposits, custom engraving, and dry cleaning at the Mail Services desk.
A computer repair service center is also located in the bookstore. Open during the summer from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, the Bookstore accepts cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and the Cavalier Advantage Card. Full-time students who were registered during the previous Spring semester can also Student Charge their purchases.
The University of Virginia Art Museum
The Museum will be closed for renovations from June 8 - September 4. Please join us in the fall when we unveil our refurbished gallery space and the special exhibition Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village: The Creation of a Modern Masterpiece 1817-1824. The Museum is located at 155 Rugby Road and will be open without charge Tuesday through Sunday, 12 - 5 pm, prior to June 8 and after September 4. For more information call (434) 924-3592 or visit www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
The Heritage Repertory Theatre
The Heritage Theatre Festival, a professional summercompany operating in the facilities of the Department of Drama on Culbreth Road, will present a season of plays and musicals this summer in the Culbreth and Helms Theatres. There will be nightly performances, except Sunday, mid June through early August. Past productions have included such shows as South Pacific, Ragtime, West Side Story, To Kill a Mockingbird, Grease, and Proof. Season subscriptions as well as student and group rates are available. For more information, call (434) 924-8137, or after June 8, (434) 924-3376. www.uvahtf.org
The Intramural-Recreational Sports Department
A variety of recreational programs and facilities are offered to students attending Summer Session. Intramural sport leagues, tournaments, and special events are offered in activities such as basketball, softball, soccer, and tennis. Group Exercise and Mind/Body classes are offered, as well as Massage Therapy along with a variety of recreation instruction classes like tennis, yoga, dance, scuba, swimming, and CPR. The Outdoor Recreation Program offers kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing trips, fly-fishing and other workshops. The Outdoor Recreation Center also offers camping and boating equipment rentals as well as provides a resource library on local outdoor destinations. Students can access the recreation facilities listed below by using their valid University ID. For students with children, the department also conducts four, two-week camp sessions each summer for children in grades 1-5. For more information on programs and services, call (434) 924-3791. Recreation facility schedules can be obtained by calling (434) 924-PLAY (7529). Complete information is also available at www.virginia.edu/ims.
The Aquatic & Fitness Center
The Center has a 50 meter pool, 3-court gymnasium, an indoor walking/running track, free weight and cardiovascular exercise areas, multi-purpose rooms, locker rooms, sauna, whirlpool, showers, towel service, bookstore, dining area, and the Intramural-Recreational Sports administrative offices. The center is adjacent to Scott Stadium.
Memorial Gym houses a 3-court gymnasium, an indoor walking/ running track, indoor soccer/floor hockey rink, free weights, cardiovascular exercise areas, multi-purpose rooms, locker rooms, showers, towel service, and a sauna. The gym is located on Emmet Street.
Slaughter Recreation Center
Slaughter Recreation Center offers cardiovascular equipment, free weights, strength training machines, three basketball / volleyball/badminton courts, handball, racquetball, squash and wallyball courts, two multi-purpose/ aerobics rooms, day lockers, and towel service. The Center is located at the base of Observatory Hill.
North Grounds Recreation Center
Recently renovated, the North Grounds Recreation Center houses a two-court gymnasium with availability for volleyball and basketball. Also offered are handball, racquetball and squash courts, a fitness room, two multi-purpose rooms, showers, towel service and locker rooms. Treadmills, climbers and other cardio fitness as well as weight lifting machines are also located in North Grounds.
Outdoor Recreation Center
The Outdoor Recreation Center is the hub of instructional and workshop activity for outdoor recreation at U.Va. Available to rent, the ORC offers a variety of camping and boating equipment, etc. as well as a resource library for those wanting a self-directed outing. The Center is adjacent to the Cavalier Inn on Emmet Street.
Snyder Tennis Center
Snyder Tennis Center features thirteen outdoor lighted tennis courts adjacent to Memorial Gym.
Perry-Fishburne Tennis and Dell Basketball Courts
Perry-Fishburne Tennis and Dell Basketball Courts have four tennis courts and three lighted outdoor basketball courts between Ruffner Hall and the reflection pond on Emmet Street, west of Newcomb Hall.
The Park is a twenty-three acre site for softball, field sports, running, picnics, and outdoor events. Featuring newly renovated artificial turf sport fields, and equipped with lights, it is ideal for day and evening play. The Park is located in the North Grounds area between the Law School and the Barracks Road Shopping Center, east of the 250 Bypass.
Newcomb Hall Dining, located on the second floor of Newcomb Hall, will be open during the 2009 Summer Session. West Range Cafe on the range will be open weekdays throughout the summer. If dietary restrictions are a concern, a registered dietician/nutritionist is on staff at UVA Dining. For more information on 2009 Summer Session dining plan options and operating hours, please visit www.virginia.edu/dining.
The city of Charlottesville attracts visitors from around the globe. Beyond the city lie the homes of Thomas Jefferson ( Monticello), James Monroe (Ash Lawn), and James Madison ( Montpelier), all open to visitors. The Blue Ridge Parkway is 20 miles west of Charlottesville. Additional information is available at www.charlottesvilletourism.org/
Motor Vehicles, Parking, Bicycles, and Bus Service
Motor Vehicles and Parking
Except for first-year undergraduate students, all students maintaining a 2.0 grade point average or better may own and/or operate motor vehicles at the University and in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. To park motor vehicles on the University Grounds, a permit must be purchased from the Department of Parking and Transportation Services.
Temporary permits for the summer are available as well as permits valid through the regular academic year. To purchase a parking permit during the summer, a student must have either a current student ID or be pre-registered for the fall semester. Students may be asked to produce their vehicle registration when applying for a permit. Knowledge of the parking regulations is assumed. Regulations are enforced by the Department of Parking and Transportation. Copies of parking regulations are available at the Department of Parking and Transportation offices, or may be found at www.virginia.edu/parking.
Students living in student housing may purchase storage (orange) parking permits and park in appropriately assigned facilities. Commuting students may purchase standard (blue) parking permits which allow parking in lots marked in blue on the department map. These lots are serviced by the University Transit Service. Some reserved (green) permits may be available for the summer. Contact the Parking and Transportation office for more information.
Students with University scholarships or grants may own or operate a motor vehicle as long as they report (on the proper form) all relevant information relating to this operation or ownership to the Office of Financial Aid to Students.
The University of Virginia is committed to establishing an environment that encourages the proper use and parking of bicycles on the Grounds. Bicyclists must ride safely, and use bicycle racks for parking. In order to avoid damage to The Grounds and to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities, bicycles must not be locked to stair railings, trees, bushes, or crowd control chains/fences. Bicycles not parked in bicycle racks are subject to impoundment. For more information regarding bicycle registration, policies, and parking regulations, contact the Department of Parking and Transportation.
Students paying the Summer Session fee may ride University Transit Service fixed route bus service with a valid UVA student identification card. Buses run frequently between North and Central Grounds, the commuter parking lots, and areas of high density student population in the Rugby Road/Grady Avenue, Jefferson Park Avenue, and University Heights apartment areas.
Free transportation on Charlottesville Transit buses is available by presenting a valid UVA identification card. For additional information, see a copy of the joint UTS/CTS Rider’s Guide available on all University buses. The day before each Summer Session, no permits will be required for parking in Blue or Orange lots, nor will a Summer Session ID be required to ride University buses. For motor vehicle regulations, bus schedules, parking maps, and information, contact Parking and Transportation Services, PO Box 400000, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or call (434) 924-7231, from 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. weekdays; www.virginia.edu/parking.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services
The Department of Student Health provides general out-patient medical care, including gynecology and psychological services to Summer Session students. Visits with a Student Health clinician are covered by the Summer Session Student Health fee, but there are charges for all lab tests, medications, and supplies (crutches, etc.). When necessary, Student Health will refer patients to consultants in other specialties. Students requiring hospitalization will be admitted to the University of Virginia Hospital. Disability services are available through the Learning Needs and Evaluation Center.
Location and Hours
The Elson Student Health Center is located just off Central Grounds, on Jefferson Park Avenue, between Monroe Lane and Brandon Avenue. Summer Session hours are 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.
After Hours and Emergencies
For medical emergencies, the University of Virginia Hospital Emergency Room will provide emergency medical treatment when Student Health is closed. For urgent concerns or questions that cannot wait until the next business day, contact Student Health’s on-call service at (434) 972-7004. Student Health will not pay charges for services a student receives outside of Student Health. Students enrolled through the School for Continuing and Professional Studies pay no health fees and are, therefore, not eligible for Student Health services.
Health insurance is a requirement for all students at the University of Virginia. It is the responsibility of each student to obtain overage prior to beginning a Summer Session course and to pay for any health care costs not covered by health insurance. Any individual admitted to the 2009 Summer Session as an “unclassified student” (visiting undergraduate) or a “visiting graduate student” is eligible to purchase the university-endorsed student health insurance plan for coverage during enrollment in the UVa Summer Session. Eligibility for the university-endorsed student health insurance plan is contingent upon official admission to the UVa Summer Session and completion of course registration. Visiting students who wish to enroll in the university-endorsed student health insurance plan must do so by May 31, 2009. The coverage will begin on May 1, 2009 and end on August 14, 2009. Additional information, including plan pricing, may be found at www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/insurance.html, or call (434) 243-2702.
Pre-Entrance Health Record:
If the student’s time at UVa is during Summer Session only, there is no requirement for completing a health or immunization form. However, if the student plans to use Student Health services during the Summer Session, it is recommended that he/she complete the Pre-Entrance Health Record, accessible at www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/records.html.
Medical Withdrawal and Readmission
Student Health must clear any student requesting readmission to the University who originally withdrew for medical reasons. For more information call (434) 924-5471.
If you have any questions, please contact us via phone: (434) 924-5362; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; mail: Department of Student Health, P.O. Box 800760, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0760; or website: www.virginia.edu/studenthealth.
The Division of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs helps support the University of Virginia’s primary purpose of enriching the minds and lives of its students. The division helps promote the intellectual, cultural, personal, and social development of students while enhancing their physical and psychological well-being. Student Affairs accomplishes this mission by supporting intellectual inquiry and responsible decision-making, providing programs and services that support the clarification of personal values, identity, and intellectual growth, facilitating the creation of interpersonal relationships and exploration of career directions, and promoting the value of diversity and full membership of all students within the University community so they can be informed, active citizens within our society. For more information call (434) 924-7984
The Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students serves as a primary point of contact for students on a variety of issues. Working out of the six (6) locations listed below, the members of the ODOS team work directly with student organizations and individual students in providing support, advice and guidance. ODOS is also the place for students and their families to go when uncertain about where to turn with a problem or concern. ODOS is the primary source for student-based leadership development programs outside the classroom and administers the Dean-on-Call system that provides 24 hour coverage for incidents of concern. The main office in Peabody Hall also provides outreach and support to Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian Pacific American, LGBT, Native American, and other minority students not directly supported by the UVA Office of African-American Affairs.
ODOS locations include:
- Main Office, 2nd Floor, Peabody Hall, (434) 924-7133
- Fraternity & Sorority Life, Madison House Lower Level, Rugby Road, (434) 924-7430;
- Orientation & New Student Programs, First Floor, Newcomb Hall, (434) 982-4555;
- Newcomb Hall, (434) 924-3329;
- Center for Alcohol & Substance Education, 2400 Old Ivy Road, (434) 924-5276 and
- Residence Life, Dabney House (434) 924-3736
For additional information visit www.virginia.edu/ deanofstudents
Residence Life Office
The summer residence are staffed by Resident Advisors (RAs) who report to the Coordinator for Summer Residential Programs and are supervised by the Office of the Dean of Student/ Residence Life and the Housing Division. RAs are available to assist students through peer counseling, referral and programming. RAs are responsible for promoting a living environment that facilitates the physical well-being of students and their academic, social and emotional growth. RAs also encourage and implement a system of self-governance among residents in order to build a community where individual rights are respected. The Office of the Dean of Students / Residence Life is located in Dabney House. For additional information call (434) 924-3736. www.virginia.edu/residencelife.
The Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA)
The Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA) The mission of the Office of African-American Affairs is to assist the University in providing a welcoming environment for African-American students to enable them to reach their academic goals and objectives. To this end, it works in partnership with academic and student affairs’ offices and departments. In addition, the OAAA offers a variety of programs. For example, its nationally acclaimed Peer Advisor Program provides personalized and sensitive outreach to assist first-year and entering transfer students with their college transition. The Student-Faculty Mentoring Program offers nurturing experiences for students’ intellectual and career-related development. The Tutorial Service gives support in academic areas ranging from chemistry to foreign language. In areas of cultural growth, the OAAA’s Luther Porter Jackson Cultural Center offers University-wide workshops, lectures, performances, and exhibitions related to the African-American experience. The Nat Turner Library is a repository for print and audiovisual materials documenting the black experience in the United States. The Harris-Bland Computer Lab offers opportunities for expanding Internet research.
The OAAA also has a variety of services, including academic monitoring, outreach, and recognition; personal counseling and advising; University orientation; alumni networking; and student advocacy. And finally, the OAAA works withparents through its Parents Advisory Association. The organization provides additional support through a variety of activities, such as annual meetings with the administration and faculty, get-acquainted events for incoming families, and emergency loans. For additional information contact The Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA) Luther P. Jackson House, 4 Dawson’s Row, P.O. Box 400132, Charlottesville, VA 22904.
University Career Services (UCS)
The primary mission of UCS is to assure that U.Va. students achieve their career-related goals, whether those goals are to continue their education, to secure employment, or some combination of the two. UCS accomplishes this mission by providing a variety of programs and services designed to help students: identify career options, learn effective career decision-making processes, explore and experience potential future work environments, implement effective internship and job search strategies, and/or manage the graduate/professional school application.
Specifically, UCS assists students in beginning their career exploration by offering individual and small group advising and access to an extensive career resource library with several thousand print resources as well as numerous electronic resources. UCS counselors can guide students in using the online tools like UCAN (UVa’s alumni networking database) and CareerSearch to develop their networking skills. Students can continue to clarify their career goals by participating in an externship, a flexible, short-term opportunity where students gain exposure to a specific career field, or by securing an internship; UCS conducts workshops throughout the semester to help students pursue these critical hands-on experiences. UCS also assists students pursuing admission into graduate or professional schools by offering advising for student planning to apply to professional schools in health and law as well as other academic graduate programs. Students pursuing permanent employment after graduation can participate in On-Grounds Interviewing; attend numerous annual career fairs, including Diversity Career Day; and view job postings online through CavLink. UCS also offers numerous workshops and panel presentations covering a wide variety of topics from exploring and identifying career goals to writing professional resumes to conducting effective job interviews.
Information about all UCS programs and services for University of Virginia students is available at www.career.virginia.edu. This site also connects students to career and job search information, job postings, graduate school databases, as well as the affiliate career services offices supported by the McIntire School of Commerce, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Curry School of Education, the School of Architecture, and Graduate Arts & Sciences Career Services. For additional information call (434) 924-8900.
Harrison Bowne “Tersh” Smith, Jr. Memorial Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
The Center provides a broad and comprehensive range of services including psychological and psychiatric assessment, referral, short-term individual psychotherapy, psychiatric medication treatment, group psychotherapy, emergency walk-in hours, 24-hour on-call crisis intervention, and consultation to administration, faculty, students, and families. Consultation and treatment are also provided to students concerned about their use of alcohol/other drugs, or who are affected by another’s substance abuse. Additionally CAPS is actively involved in providing psychoeducational programming and outreach to faculty and student organizations. For an appointment call the Center from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at (434) 243-5150. Urgent walk-in hours are Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For after-hours emergency assistance call (434) 972-7004.
Within the Center, a Substance Abuse Clinician provides consultation and appropriate treatment to students concerned about their use of alcohol/other drugs, or who are affected by another’s substance abuse .
As with all other clinical services at Student Health, CAPS services are confidential. For additional information call the Elson Health Center (434) 243-5150
Learning Needs and Evaluation Center (LNEC)
The Learning Needs and Evaluation Center (LNEC) determines eligibility for and facilitates implementation of academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Accommodation services include alternate text formats, extended time for exams, interpreters for Deaf/HH students, and peer notetaking. Students who are eligible to use Student Health services may also seek screening for previously undiagnosed learning and attention disorders. Additional information is available at the LNEC website: http://www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/lnec.html or by calling the LNEC at (434) 243-5180.
The Lorna Sundberg International Center
The Lorna Sundberg International Center
Since its founding in 1972, the Center has provided opportunities for intercultural exchange and enrichment at the University of Virginia. Through a variety of programs and services the Center offers a comfortable environment for learning about the world’s cultures and exploring the rich diversity found at the University and in the local community. The Multicultural Library offers a collection of resources, including books, maps, posters, videos, addressing such topics as travel, working and living abroad, intercultural adjustment and appreciation. For the IC activities calendar listings visit www.virginia.edu/iso/ic.
For additional information about programs and services contact The Lorna Sundberg International Center, 21 University Circle, Box 400183, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or call (434) 924-7980.
Ombudsman Services-Grievance Procedures
University Ombudsman (Washington Hall, East Range; (434) 924-7819; www.virginia.edu/eop/ombudsman). The ombudsman is a confidential resource available to assist students with unresolved problems or complaints. The Ombudsman assists in identifying university resources or departments that address specific problems or concerns; explains University policies or procedures; and aids in resolving problems or complaints through inquiries or other informal means. The goal of the Ombudsman is to see that all members of the University are treated fairly.
Students with Disabilities
The Learning Needs and Evaluation Center (LNEC) provides a range of services to students with disabilities. Such disabilities may include, but are not limited to, vision, hearing, or mobility impairments, or impairment related to a learning, attentional or psychiatric disorders. The LNEC coordinates disability accommodations which may include alternate text formats for course material, peer note-taking, extended time for tests, sign language and other interpreting, and housing arrangements. Preliminary evaluation of academic difficulties and other services are also available to students who pay Student Health fees. Students with disabilities must submit appropriate documentation to the LNEC in support of a request for accommodations. All accommodation requests must be submitted in a timely manner, usually at or before the beginning of each semester. Specific deadlines for certain types of accommodation requests are posted on the LNEC’s web site each term; however, every request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For requests involving on-Grounds housing, appropriate deadlines within the Housing office should also be met.
Please visit the LNEC website for full details about policies and services available: http://www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/lnec.html. To contact the LNEC, call (434) 243-5181 (voice),(434) 243-5189 (TTY), or fax at (434) 243-5188. The LNEC is located at the Elson Student Health Center, 400 Brandon Avenue, P.O. Box 800760, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0760.
The Consumer Information Officer (CIO)
The CIO assists students or prospective students in obtaining information about the financial aid programs available to students who enroll, the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial aid, the cost of attending the University, the refund policy currently in effect, the academic program of the University, student retention data, student program completion data, and student-right-to-know information (if available). To contact the C.I.O., write George A. Stovall, Director, Institutional Studies, P. O. Box 400727, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4727 or call (434) 924-3417. e-mail: email@example.com.
Independent non-profit agency that serves as the Student Volunteer Center at the University. During the summer months, a limited and informal volunteer program is available. Students select the service opportunity that best suits their time and talents from a listing of summer volunteer openings at participating community agencies. For additional information call (434) 977-7051 or visit www.madisonhouse.org
Student Legal Services Program
Student Legal Services provides low-cost, confidential legal assistance to University of Virginia students. The office provides legal help on a wide variety of legal matters, including representation in Charlottesville/Albemarle area courts. No fee is charged for consultations. All fees are minimal. For additional information call (434) 924-7524 or visit www.student.virginia.edu/ ~stud-leg.