All Students
Christopher P. Holstege and Cedric Bernard Rucker, UVA Student Affairs

Dear Students,

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Considering recent events in the Middle East, we wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt concern and solidarity with all members of our community, especially those with family and friends in the affected regions.

University leadership is following the widening conflict with deep concern, especially for our community’s family and friends in the affected region. We have been in touch with our students in or en route to the region and are pleased to report they are currently safe. We will remain in close touch with them in the days ahead.

We have communicated with our international students from the region to help in coping with stress and any academic challenges in connection with this difficult situation.

We recognize that these events – as well as conflicts and devastating natural disasters in other parts of the world – can have an impact on your daily life. Please know that we are committed to supporting you through this challenging time.

Members of our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) team are here to help. You can schedule an initial appointment by calling 434-243-5150 or by going to HealthyHoos. CAPS is also available on an emergency basis by calling this same number. Additionally, students can access TalkNow through the TimelyCare app. TalkNow allows students to connect with a mental health professional any time of day from any location, either by phone or video. Staff are ready to assist 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our offices with any questions or concerns through this email address -- [email protected].


Christopher Holstege
Interim Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer

Cedric Bernard Rucker
Interim Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students