Our mission is to provide a supportive, coordinated effort that empowers second-year students to exercise the knowledge and skills to thrive at UVA.

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Second-Year Resources

The second-year slump is a time of uncertainty as well as a time for growth. How will you know if you are experiencing symptoms of the second year slump?

Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student Resources

Whether you're transferring to UVA in the fall or mid-year, we're here to support you! Learn about programming and resources to help you settle in.

uva Connect2Grounds your second-year home


Connect2Grounds (C2G) is a residential program designed specifically for rising second-year students to support and enhance the student experience. C2G programs aim to build on the foundation of each student's first year, expanding academic development and connection to the UVA and Charlottesville communities through resources and networking.

Class of 2026 Second Year Council

The Second Year Council plays a crucial role in the life of its class, specifically focusing on bringing everyone together and creating a lasting affection for the University and the Alumni Association.

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Student Health & Wellness Center

Student Health and Wellness is UVA's hub for medical, mental health, and accessibility services. You can schedule an appointment, access after-hours care, or get emergency/crisis support.

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Join an Organization, Club, or Other Student Group

Find your community by following your passion. If you don't see what you're looking for among the 650+ student organizations at UVA...start your own!

Public Service

Volunteering and Service

Looking for a way to serve while doing what you love? Whether it's online tutoring, park restoration, or animal rescue, connect with a volunteer opportunity just right for you!

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Contact Us

Orientation & Transition Programs
Newcomb Hall 170 (first floor)
[email protected]

Orientation Website