Opportunities to Explore UVA Grounds

Dean's Welcome and Tour

We welcome prospective students and their guests to learn more about the University of Virginia by registering for our Dean's Welcome and Tour. These sessions are designed to explain details about the admission process, our evaluation of applicants, and include a student-led tour of Grounds.

As you plan your visit, please keep in mind that Dean's Welcome and Tour sessions last between approximately two and two and a half hours and are limited in size and require registration in advance. Plan to arrive 10-20 minutes before the start time of your visit to find and pay for parking and navigate to your Dean's Welcome.

Specialty Group Tours

Specialty group tours are reserved for groups of 10 or more visitors, such as community-based organizations, school groups, and more. Families and guests of prospective students should register for a Dean's Welcome and Tour.

Virtual Information Sessions

Virtual Information Sessions are scheduled throughout the year and include events for first year, transfer, and international students. In advance of your session, you may want to join our contact list or view and explore our residence halls through virtual tours.

Specialty and Historical Tours

The University Guide Service, a student-run special status organization, offers additional tours for visitors who have an interest in topics aside from undergraduate admission. These specialty tours and historical tours are offered during the academic year (late August through early May). Guests can learn more about the University Guide Service and these opportunities here.

Self-Guided Tour

For visitors who wish to explore Grounds independently or are unable to attend a Dean's Welcome and Tour, UVA welcomes you to explore Grounds at any time using our Self-Guided Tour.

Visitor Information

We encourage you to make the most of your visit to Grounds and Charlottesville. In order to do so, we have compiled information to guide you in your planning. 

Take a Virtual Tour of UVA Grounds