Parents of returning students
Vice President Kenyon R. Bonner, Student Affairs

Dear UVA Parents and Families:

In the wake of last weekend’s events, we have heard from a number of you in our parents and families community. For those of you who still have questions, I hope you were able to watch the president’s virtual Town Hall meeting that took place earlier this week. If not, you can view the recording, discover more about the events that transpired last Saturday, and learn about the University’s response and deliberative process. Please know that we remain steadfast in our commitment to the safety and well-being of your students and the entire UVA community – just as we remain committed to protecting free expression on Grounds.

As you likely know, undergraduate exams end tomorrow. Perhaps your student has already finished up the semester and is easing into a well-deserved break from their studies and other commitments at UVA. 

Earlier this week, I sent the message below to all students who will be returning in the fall. The message details some of the resources and services that remain available to them over the summer. 

As always, we are grateful for your support as parents. Best wishes to you and your student(s) as the academic year comes to a close – and we look forward to welcoming them back on Grounds in the fall.


Kenyon R. Bonner
Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer

Student leaders celebrating the end of the school year
Students pose after a Jefferson Dinner on the Lawn with Vice President Bonner.

Dear Students:

Congratulations if you are already finished with final exams and papers. If you will soon cross that finish line, best of luck! You got this.

You’ve done an incredible job this year, contributing in so many positive and substantive ways to our community and the University. As students, you truly represent the lifeblood of UVA. This semester – my first one at UVA – has certainly not ended exactly as I would have liked. But in my short time here, I have seen so many examples of students working hard to become best versions of themselves and aspiring to make this community the best it can be. Thank you for the spirit you have brought to UVA this year. 

I’m looking forward to seeing you back here in August when we officially welcome all our new first-year undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students. In the meantime, please take a moment to read the below updates about resources and services available to you from Student Affairs and related areas.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful and well-deserved summer rest. Please stay safe, be well, and get ready, Hoos, for another great year at UVA.


Kenyon R. Bonner
Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer


Honor has had a big presence during exams, offering their fellow students support with everything from coffee to blue books. Their de-stress campaign continues through tomorrow as final exams for undergraduates come to an end.


Services. Student Health and Wellness (SHW) remains open during the summer for returning students. If you are not enrolled in classes over the summer, starting on May 28 you will pay $25 per visit per clinic for clinical services received over the summer. Students who are enrolled in summer session pay no additional visit charge for clinical services. Please note, services from the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) and Care and Support Services (CASS) do not incur a charge, and Functional Exercise visits are $30 year-round. To make an appointment, please go to HealthyHoos or call 434-924-5362.

Timely Care. If you need mental health support during the summer, TimelyCare is available in all 50 states, offering free counseling via video or phone. Students travelling in the U.S. or internationally can use the TalkNow feature for 24/7 on-demand support. Additionally, TimelyCare provides a range of interactive relaxation, meditation, and yoga videos, designed to assist you in managing everyday challenges and stress. 

Annual Health Insurance Verification Requirement. Please watch your inbox this summer for information about completing this requirement. Verification must be completed by August 30 (online portal will open July 15).

Summer Hours. Beginning May 13 and continuing through August 26, the hours for SHW and the UVA Health satellite Pharmacy located in the SHW building will vary slightly:

OPEN: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. See the website for pharmacy hours.

CLOSED: May 12 (starting at noon), May 27, June 19, July 4 (official University holidays).


Summer can be a great chance to think about your future – to explore internships for an upcoming summer, spruce up your resume, or talk with a career counselor about getting ready to interview in the fall. 

Get started by scheduling a counseling appointment through Handshake and exploring the many resources available on the Career Center website. The team is available all summer to assist via virtual or in-person appointments.

If you are on Grounds this summer, the center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Appointments are required, but same-day appointments are usually available.


It’s never too early to start learning about some great awards and other opportunities for broadening your education. To help you in that process, the Office of Citizen Scholar Development is hosting the May Mini-Series with a selection of brief workshops over Zoom or in the Rotunda Multipurpose Room.

Rising fourth-years in particular may want to pursue the opportunities with early fall deadlines. These include the Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Rotary Global Grants, UK Awards (Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Churchill, etc.), and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.


If you are an undergraduate student living on Grounds, all you need to know about moving out is available at As a reminder, you should be fully out of your residence hall by noon on Saturday, May 11.


If you're a returning upperclass student who would like to be a Greeter during first-year move-in (August 20, 22, 23), we encourage you to volunteer! Greeters are often the first friendly faces new students see when they arrive at the University.

Students living on Grounds in the fall have the option to move in early on the day before their shift, and the first 400 students to sign up will receive $50 in Flex Dollars. Learn more and sign up.


Please give a big round of applause to our graduating students, who will soon walk the Lawn in their regalia and receive the degrees they've worked so hard to earn. You can watch livestreams of both Valedictory and Final Exercises from anywhere. More information is available on the Finals Weekend website.