Support for Our Students

Reflective Resources

Caring for Yourself and Seeking Support (.pdf)

Coping with Grief (.pdf)

Questions in Grief (.pdf)

Processing Grief through Books, Film and Art

Memorial Service and Reflection

Therapy Dogs

Newcomb 164 (PAC)

Drop-in (no sign-up necessary)

  • Monday, Dec. 12
    • Noon - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14
    • Noon - 2 p.m.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • 24/7 on-call crisis help and by appointment
  • Call 434-243-5150 or schedule online 


  • Free – Available 24/7
  • Speak with a counselor by video or phone

Understanding Grief and Loss (webinars)

  • Thursday, Dec. 8 
    • TimelyCare Mental Health providers Seli Fakorzi and Dr. Andrew Kim will discuss grief, loss, trauma and coping strategies.
    • 1 p.m., register for the live webinar

UVA Women's Center Counseling and Wellness Services

  • Counseling by appointment. Call 434-982-2252.

  • Quiet spaces for reflection or to gather in small groups with hot drinks to-go (drop-in, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

  • Drop-in time with the center's therapy dog, Poe (11 a.m.-noon on Thursdays, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15).

  • Online resources, including sign-up information for the spring Wellness & Connection group, a chance for students to support and connect with each other in an intentional way.

Additional UVA and External Resources

Gathering Places

Spaces where students can be together in fellowship and support.

  • Carr's Hill (President's Home): 2 - 5 p.m. on Dec. 14
  • Open daily:
    • Newcomb Hall (including Multicultural, Latinx, LGBTQ and Interfaith student centers)
    • 1515 Student Center
    • UVA Chapel (closed for renovations beginning Dec. 12)
  • Women's Center (see above)

Contemplative Sciences Center

  • Access to Insight Timer App: Premium version free for UVA students, faculty, staff. The app provides a meditation timer and the world’s largest free repository of guided meditations, music tracks, and other recorded and live events to enhance well-being.


Hoos for the Holidays: Newcomb and 1515 Become Winter Wonderlands
Now through Dec. 9.

Drop by for daily treats, crafts, a food drive, karaoke, and other fun activities and surprises with a holiday theme.

UVA Night at Winter Wander
Dec. 12 or Dec. 14, Boar's Head Inn.
Students can visit from 8 - 10:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening walk through the magical lights display at the Boar's Head. Students must register in advance. Student transportation will be available via UTS shuttle, starting at 7:45 p.m. from McCormick Road (across from the Chemistry Building). Shuttles will be running on a 15-minute schedule with the final shuttle returning to Grounds at 10:45 p.m.

Faculty and staff may also attend from 4:30 - 8 p.m. with advance registration.


Expressions of Sympathy and Collective Giving

  • If you would like to send cards or notes to the families of Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D'Sean Perry, blank cards are available at the Rotunda information desk (just inside the entrance) or in the front office of O'Neil Hall. Staff at these locations will take care of mailing the cards -- no postage required. If you cannot drop off the cards in person, you may mail them to:

    • Office of the EVP-COO
      O’Neil Hall 130, 445 Rugby Rd.
      P.O. Box 400228
      Charlottesville, VA 22904
    • Please indicate the family to whom the note should be directed.
  • You can make a financial gift to the UVA Strong Fund, a University-wide effort created and administered by the UVA Alumni Association. The goal of the fund is threefold: to support victims, survivors, and their families; to provide services for students in the wake of the tragedy; and to honor the lives of Devin, Lavel and D'Sean.

  • If you have questions about the above, please contact Nicole Thomas, Student Affairs Development, at

Religiously Affiliated Organizations

A number of religiously affiliated organizations are available for spiritual connection.