All Parents
Vice President Robyn S. Hadley, Student Affairs

Dear Parents and Families:

Greetings as January comes to an end, and our second semester is settling into a routine.

The University maintains a number of safety systems, and one of those is our emergency notification system. As we do each semester, we will be conducting a test of the system on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10:50 a.m.

Students who are on or near Grounds will hear the siren and public address system as part of the test. We are making a special effort to tell students about the test so they will not think there is a real emergency. After the Nov. 13 shooting, we do not want anyone to be confused or alarmed.

We strongly encourage all students to sign up for UVA Alert text messages. They may do so via the UVA Alerts website where they can access their UVA Alerts account. The public can sign up to receive UVA Alerts via text by texting “UVA” to 226787.

Please remind your student about the upcoming test. For complete details, please see the Emergency Management website.

Other News

COVID and Flu Vaccines Recommended

Student Health and Wellness has been monitoring reports that a new COVID variant, XBB.1.5, is on the rise in the United States and may cause a new wave of COVID infections. The best protection is a COVID bivalent booster vaccine. Now is the perfect time for students to get vaccinated to ensure protection for the spring semester.

It's not too late to get the influenza vaccine, either.  Historically, influenza cases increase as students return to Grounds in the spring. Getting  vaccinated now can help keep everyone healthy and in class this semester.

Spring Job and Internship Fair 2023: Feb. 1 and 2
On Grounds at Alumni Hall
Noon – 4 p.m. each day

Recruiters from corporate, government, education and nonprofit organizations will attend this event to discuss full-time and/or internship opportunities with UVA students from all schools and majors. This event provides an excellent opportunity for students to interact with employers who represent a wide variety of industries and functional opportunities. No suits are required, but professional dress is encouraged. Different recruiters and companies will be in attendance each day. Hosted by the UVA Career Center.

On-Grounds Graduation Weekend Accommodations

Reservations are still available for guests of graduating students looking for an affordable, no-frills alternative to a hotel for Finals Weekend (May 18-22, 2023). Student-style accommodations are available in first-year dorm rooms located in the Alderman Road Residence Area. There is no minimum night stay requirement. $110 plus tax per room, per night when you provide your own bed linens, or $130 plus tax when bed linens are provided. Reservations are being accepted until April 27, 2023, or until maximum capacity is reached.

Please let us know if a member of the Student Affairs team or I can be of assistance to you or your student.


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