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The best way for prospective students to get to know the University of Virginia is to talk with current students. We offer both virtual and in-person options for our Dean Welcome & Tour. Learn more below about ways to connect with us and how to register for our events!
Virtual Welcome & Tour
These live virtual events will include an overview of our admission process with a dean, a short virtual tour given by one of our current students, and an interactive question and answer session with current students. We hope to provide you with a better understanding of the University and introduce you to the unique experiences UVA students enjoy most.
Choose a date to register for a virtual information session. In advance of your session, you may want to join our contact list or explore the residence halls on the housing website.
The best way for prospective students to get to know the University of Virginia is by visiting us in Charlottesville. Prospective students can visit Grounds by registering for a Dean Welcome & Tour.
For planning purposes, this visit will last approximately two hours. Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes in advance to pay for parking and check in. The session will open with a brief welcome from a dean of admission, followed by a student-led tour of Grounds that will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Note that these tours are limited in size and require registration.
Tours are offered during the academic year. Tours for Fall 2022 will conclude on December 5th. Spring 2023 tours will begin on January 18th and be offered until May 2nd. Register for a Spring 2023 tour using the button below. In the interim, we invite you to take a self-guided tour of Grounds.
Tours for groups of 10+ are offered when available during the academic year. Group tour slots have concluded for the Fall 2022 semester and will reopen in early Spring 2023.
Specialty and Historical Tours
The University Guide Service offers historical tours and the following specialty tours: Historical (groups of 8+), Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, History of African Americans at UVA, History of Women at UVA, Garden Tours, and Children's Tours (Pre-K to 5th Grade). The University Guide Service is a student-run organization which coordinates and conducts these tours independent of the Office of Admission during the academic year. For more information, please contact the University Guide Service.
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