Congratulations on your admission to UVA Advance! We look forward to meeting you in July. Please review the following information, and check back often for updates!
Participants enroll in two undergraduate courses – one core course specially designed for UVA Advance students and one elective course open to all Summer Session students. Please complete this survey to share your course preferences with us. We will assign courses based on students’ preferences. Note: Spaces are limited in each class, and every effort will be made to accommodate your preferences.
During this summer’s program, you will be considered a visiting undergraduate student at the University of Virginia. As such, you are expected to follow all of the academic and non-academic policies and procedures of the University. Please review the Summer Session Academic Policies, University of Virginia Standards of Conduct, and information about the Honor System prior to your arrival.
Tuition & Fees
Immediately upon course registration, which the Office of Summer and Special Academic Programs will complete on your behalf, you will receive an email from Student Financial Services with instructions on how to make an online payment of tuition and fees. Payment of the comprehensive fee ($386 for VA residents/$446 for non-VA residents) will be due by May 15 or five days after your course registration, whichever is later. Remaining tuition and fees must be made in full before the first day of classes (Monday, July 10, 2017.)
A student account will be established for you in the Student Information System (SIS). You must log into your SIS account to pay UVA Advance tuition and fees. Instructions for SIS activation/access will be emailed to you after classes have been assigned and you have been registered in your courses. All major credit cards are accepted, except Visa. You may choose to pay with an e-check to avoid credit card transaction fees. Instructions for these payment options will be included in the email from Student Financial Services. (Information for making international payments is available here.)
Arrival & Orientation
The Charlottesville airport (CHO) is served by American, Delta, and United and each of the major airline alliances, SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and One World. Taxi cabs are available at the airport (no reservation needed) for the 20 minute drive to the University area. Train service is provided by Amtrak and bus service by Greyhound. Washington, DC is 2.5 hours by car and Richmond is 1.25 hours by car. Maps, directions, and additional information on Charlottesville and Central Virginia are available here. Note: International students who will be traveling by themselves are encouraged to fly into Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO).
All UVA Advance participants will reside in Shannon House, which is in the Alderman Road Residence Area. Rooms are double occupancy, laundry facilities are located on the ground floor of the dormitory.
Schedule for Day of Arrival (Saturday, July 8)
The UVA ID Office is located in Observatory Hill Dining Hall. The ID Office will be open in the afternoon of Sunday, July 9 for UVA Advance students to obtain their ID cards. Students may use these cards for dining, library services, fitness centers, and Charlottesville buses. The ID Office requires government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc) for proof of identity. Without a valid government issued picture ID, students will not be able to receive full privileges of their University ID cards. Students may submit their photos online before arrival to expedite the process.
Program Excursions (Subject to Change)
Bed linens (extra-long twin size: 80 inches x 36 inches) and pillow
Towel and wash cloth
- Immunization record - UVA does not require pre-entrance health forms for Summer Session students, but all students are encouraged to bring their full record of immunizations with them to UVA.
- Health insurance ID card
Computer (if you have one)
- Alarm clock
Power strip (must have a UL rating and be fused with a reset switch)
- Clothing appropriate for class (consider layers in case of chilly air conditioned classrooms)
Active wear for use in the gym and for outdoor activities
Umbrella or rain jacket
One nicer outfit for evening theater event
You will be residing in a dorm room (not a hotel room), so hangers, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, shampoo, toothpaste and soap will not be provided.
Note: Many of these items may be purchased at the University of Virginia Bookstore upon your arrival in Charlottesville.
Please consult the housing policies for information about items that are prohibited in the residence halls. Students are not permitted to have cars on Grounds.
Day of Departure
Final exams will take place on Thursday, August 3 and Friday, August 4. The earliest that students may checkout is immediately after completing their final exams and assignments. The latest that students may checkout is 11:00 am on Saturday, August 5. Students must inform their RCAs if they check out prior to Saturday morning. Checkout will take place in the Conference Services Office in Gibbons House, which is next to Shannon House. Students will need to return their room keys and dorm access cards to Conference Services at checkout.
Grades should be posted in SIS by Tuesday, August 8. Students may request their transcripts through the UVA Registrar free of charge whenever needed.