Welcome New Students

Incoming First-Year Students
Vice President Robyn S. Hadley, Student Affairs

Welcome to the University of Virginia! We are thrilled you have decided to join this community, and we look forward to staying in touch with you over the summer as you prepare to join us in late August.

Beginning college is a major milestone in anyone’s life, and I can only imagine the range of emotions you are feeling right now – from excitement to nervousness to sadness at leaving friends and family. We are here to support you along the way as you begin this new journey.

The area I am honored to lead – the Division of Student Affairs – is committed to your well-being and success. The division includes Orientation and New Student Programs, Student Engagement, Student Safety and Support, Multicultural Student Services, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Housing & Residence Life, Student Health and Wellness, the UVA Career Center, and the Office of African-American Affairs. Students are at the center of our mission. Whether it’s fostering a vibrant life outside the classroom or providing resources around physical and mental health, we care about our students’ total experience at UVA.

Summer Orientation will get you started in learning more about your University and how you can thrive as a member of this community. We look forward to meeting you during Orientation, and once you meet your Orientation Leader, don’t hesitate to reach out to them with questions.

We cannot wait to see you here in Charlottesville, share with you all that UVA has to offer, and watch you grow during your time here. Welcome, welcome!

Warm regards,

Robyn S. Hadley
Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, 
Dean of Students