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For an overview of health and safety expectations, visit our Public Health Measures guidelines.

Vaccinations

What if I don't feel well after receiving the vaccine?
You may experience some side effects after receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, but this is normal as your body builds protection and should go away in a day or two. As per CDC information, some side effects are relatively common, such as arm soreness. This infographic provides some helpful tips to minimize side effects. Please also consider enrolling in V-Safe to received personalized health check-ins and follow V-Safe post-vaccine recommendations. If you feel like you are having a concerning vaccine reaction, please call Student Health and Wellness at 434-924-5362 (434-297-4261 after hours) to set up an appointment to discuss.
Can my life go back to normal after I'm vaccinated?
You are not fully vaccinated or protected until two weeks after your final vaccine. People should continue to protect themselves and others with masking, physical distancing, remaining outside, avoiding large gatherings, etc.  After this two-week timeframe, here are some guidelines for what you can/can't do: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.  While being vaccinated helps protect you from COVID-19, those who are vaccinated need to continue to protect those in the community who are not vaccinated.  Continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, stay home if you are not feeling well, and set up an appointment with Student Health and Wellness to get tested.

Public Health and Safety

Does UVA require face masks to be worn on Grounds?
All unvaccinated students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors must wear masks at all times when they are inside, except when they are alone and in their own private space (e.g., in an individual office or in a private bedroom or bathroom) or a private space shared with a roommate (e.g., a double bedroom room in a residence hall). Unvaccinated students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors must wear masks in shared common spaces indoors. When they are outside, unvaccinated students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors must wear a mask even when they can maintain a physical distance of at least six feet. Masks are required by both vaccinated and unvaccinated students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors under the following circumstances:
  • When in specified areas of the UVA Health Medical Center, clinics, and academic/administrative areas, as indicated in UVA Health guidance (faculty, staff and contractors should follow the guidance at https://emergency.healthsystem.virginia.edu/safety-ppe-infection-control/ppe-policy-universal-masking/; visitors should follow guidance at https://uvahealth.com/patients-visitors/visiting-patient)
  • When in the Student Health and Wellness Center
  • When in saliva testing facilities
  • When engaged in any activities involving K-12 students
  • When using public transportation (University Transit System)
Everyone should sanitize hands before removing their mask or returning it to their face. See University Policy SEC-045: COVID-19 Health & Safety Requirement - Prevalence Testing, Face Masks, Physical Distancing, Events and Gatherings, and Visitors for details and exceptions. 
Are there restrictions on events and gatherings?

 To reduce the risk of the potential spread of COVID-19, gatherings and events should be conducted virtually whenever possible.  In-person events should be held outdoors if possible, and individuals should follow CDC guidelines for safe in-person gatherings and events

Are there restrictions on visitors?
Are there restrictions on University travel?
University-related domestic travel is allowed, as long as travelers follow CDC guidelines, which call for individuals to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized COVID vaccine before they travel. The University strongly encourages adherence to both VDH guidance for travelers and CDC considerations on traveling away from your local community in the United States. Personal Travel: If you must travel, we ask all University faculty, staff, and students to take account of state and territorial health department websites and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest travel guidance. For details, please review University Policy SEC-046: Health & Safety Requirement – Travel Restrictions on International and Domestic Travel for Business & Instructional Purposes.All University-related international travel by faculty and staff must follow the policy on Faculty and Staff International Travel.
How will rules under Policy SEC-045 be enforced?

Failure to comply with requirements of University Policy SEC-045: COVID-19 Health & Safety Requirement - Prevalence Testing, Face Masks, Physical Distancing, Events and Gatherings, and Visitors may result in disciplinary action in accordance with relevant University policies.

What should I do if I see someone who isn’t following the University’s adopted public health policies or guidelines? What if this is a regular occurrence?

Effective enforcement relies on a commitment by students, faculty, and staff to remind one another of appropriate policies and guidelines, and to hold one another accountable. If you see something, you should respectfully say something. Remind them of the appropriate public health guideline and ask if you can help them. For example, you might offer to assist them in locating a mask or accessing a resource. Respectfully engaging with others to promote compliance is the best way to ensure the University maintains a healthy and safe environment for all.  UVA HR has also developed guidance for managers and employees.

The University has defined non-compliance of University adopted public health policies and guidelines into two categories: minor and infrequent, and significant or repetitive. Minor and infrequent non-compliance is defined as unintentional or accidental violations of the University’s adopted public health policies or guidelines that occur infrequently, without the intent to harm or disrupt, and result in prompt action by the offending party to enter into compliance. Minor and infrequent non-compliance should be addressed at the lowest level possible through community ownership and active bystander engagement. Significant non-compliance is defined as intentional or reckless violations of the University’s adopted public health policies or guidelines. Such violations include engaging in conduct which intentionally or recklessly threatens the health and safety of the University community. Repetitive non-compliance refers to repeated violations of University adopted public health policies or guidelines despite informal feedback and/or bystander engagement. The University has provided a reporting platform for significant or repetitive violations. This platform can be found on the Just Report It and UVA Emergency Management websites.

I submitted a report in the University’s COVID-19 formal reporting platform and have not heard back from anyone. Should I submit a new report?
Reporters will receive a verification email that their report was successfully submitted into the Just Report It system. Reporters should not submit multiple reports for the same violation. Depending on the severity of the non-compliance, the reporter and/or person(s) alleged to have been in non-compliance may receive additional outreach from the relevant University department. Not every report will receive follow-up, however, as federal and state privacy protections limit the amount of information about students or employees the University can disclose to third parties. 
I submitted a report in the University’s COVID-19 formal reporting platform and my classmate or colleague is still disregarding the University’s adopted public health policies and guidelines. What should I do?
New violations can be submitted into the University’s COVID-19 formal reporting platform. Reporters will receive a verification email that their report was successfully submitted into the Just Report It system. Depending on the severity of the non-compliance, the reporter and/or person(s) alleged to have been in non-compliance may receive additional outreach from the relevant University department. You should note in your new submission any previous reports or incidents of non-compliance involving this classmate or colleague.

Testing

Why doesn’t the University require those who test positive to stay away until they have a negative test result?
Individuals who have previously tested positive should not test for 150 days after their positive test date unless they experience symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on UVA epidemiologists’ assessment of recent research, the risk of reinfection increases after 150 days. Anyone who exhibits symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should contact Student Health and Wellness (students) or Employee Health (employees) immediately for guidance, regardless of how many days have passed since an initial positive test.
If I want/need a test, what should I do?
See the Testing pages for information about how to get tested.
Can I go to Student Health and Wellness to be tested?
If you are experiencing symptoms, contact Student Health and Wellness at 434-924-5362 for guidance.  ALL visits at Student Health and Wellness are by appointment only; there are no walk-in visits. UVA students should not go to community testing sites.
What is involved in saliva screening?
For one hour prior to providing a saliva sample, students should not eat, drink, brush teeth, use mouthwash, chew gum, or use tobacco products. Students will be given specific instructions at the screening site and asked to provide a 5 ml saliva sample in a sterile container. The entire process should take less than 10 minutes.
How will my COVID-19 test results be used?
Positive results will be shared with the Virginia Department of Health and with a small number of University offices who will need to take steps to protect community health and safety.  This includes the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) and Student Health and Wellness. A member of the ODOS staff will facilitate isolation or quarantine housing for students who live on Grounds and provide general support and assistance to all students. For more information about isolation and quarantine, see the Isolation and Quarantine FAQs.
I am currently in quarantine / isolation; do I need to take another test?
If you are in isolation due to a positive test, you will not need to test for 150 days after testing positive, unless you develop symptoms and a test is recommended by Student Health and Wellness. You should contact Student Health and Wellness promptly if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, as listed in the daily HOOS Health Check. If you are in quarantine due to an exposure, follow medical guidance provided by Student Health and Wellness about when and where to receive a test, if necessary. You will need to resume weekly prevalence testing when you are released from quarantine.
Where can I find resources to help me prepare and know what to do if someone around me tests positive for COVID-19?
Students should have conversations with their parents, roommates, and housemates about preparing for a possible positive COVID test. This guide can help you.

Isolation and Quarantine

Where can I find resources to help me prepare and know what to do if someone around me tests positive for COVID-19?
Students should have conversations with their parents, roommates, and housemates about preparing for a possible positive COVID test. This guide can help you.
How are we isolating students who contract COVID-19?
First, it’s helpful to note that isolation and quarantine are different terms. Isolation refers to cases where an individual has a confirmed COVID-19 infection. Quarantine refers to situations where an individual has been exposed but may or may not be infected. The University has set aside housing for both the isolation and quarantine of students who reside in University housing. Students should contact Student Health and Wellness if they are experiencing symptoms or believe that they have been exposed by a close contact.
What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?
If you think you have COVID-19, please return to your dorm room or off-Grounds residence, quarantine from others, and call Student Health and Wellness at (434) 924-5362 for guidance.
What happens if my roommate or someone around me tests positive for COVID-19?
If your roommate, housemate(s), or someone else you’ve been in close contact with tests positive for COVID-19, you should begin to quarantine from others. Follow this guide for more information about quarantine and next steps for you to follow.
If I am in quarantine or isolation, what services are available to me?
I live on Grounds and have been told that I should have a “Go-Bag” packed in case I need it later. What should I include in it?
Suggested items to include in your Go Bag can be found in this preparation guide.
As a student living off Grounds, how should my house-mate(s) and I prepare for one of us possibly getting COVID-19?
Since the University does not have the capacity to provide quarantine or isolation housing for students living off Grounds, you and your house-mate(s) should view yourselves as a family unit. Please take some time to discuss COVID-19 expectations—wearing a mask or facial covering whenever you are in public, physical distancing six or more feet when you are with people outside of your family unit, and carrying hand sanitizer with you whenever you don’t have access to soap and water. Please also plan for how you would approach the need to quarantine or isolate. In some cases, the best solution may be to move back to your permanent home if safe to do so, especially if you need care. You might also make prior arrangements to stay elsewhere with a friend should a housemate be diagnosed with COVID-19 and you have been told that you don't need to quarantine.If returning to your permanent home or staying with a friend are not options, you should follow Virginia Department of Health guidance for living in close quarters. Remember that classes are offered remotely, so you have flexibility on where you live and learn.
I am in isolation or quarantine and have questions. Who can I call?
The Isolation and Quarantine Care Team through Student Affairs is available for support and general assistance throughout your isolation or quarantine. A Care Team Member will reach out to you at the beginning of your I/Q and will remain available throughout the period. The Dean on Call is also available as a resource. If you have medical questions, please contact Student Health and Wellness. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is also available to provide support. See contact information in
I am in isolation or quarantine and need medicine. What should I do?
If you are assigned University managed isolation or quarantine space, you will be able to order medication for delivery via the UVA Pharmacy at Student Health and Wellness. Please call (434) 924-1544 during business hours and connect to the pharmacy for ordering and delivery details. At all other times you should call the UVA Outpatient Pharmacy at 434-924-2390. You may also enlist the assistance of friends and family to make deliveries of over-the-counter medications. 
I received notification from the Dean on Call that I need to enter isolation or quarantine. Where will I go?
The Dean on Call will provide details about where you will go for isolation or quarantine and how to access the space. Students already living on Grounds will be assigned to an isolation or quarantine space either in dorms, apartments, or in local hotels. A student may choose to go home if safe to do so and they do not wish to isolate or quarantine in University managed spaces. Please remember that you are not permitted to return to Grounds until cleared by Student Health and Wellness (for isolation) or the Virginia Department of Health (for quarantine). See Isolation & Quarantine Procedures and Resources for Students in University-Managed Housing for more details.Students living off-Grounds may choose to return home if safe to do so or should plan to isolate or quarantine in their living accommodations off-Grounds if the space is suitable. For information regarding discounted hotel rates for isolation or quarantine, please contact the Dean on Call. The University will do all it can to support you in these circumstances and provide the resources you need to continue to study, access medical care, and remain connected to others for personal assistance. Unfortunately, except in the most extreme circumstances, the University is unable to provide housing support for students living off Grounds. See Isolation & Quarantine Procedures and Resources for Students Off Grounds for more details.
I'm recovering from COVID-19 and am no longer in isolation. What should I be aware of?
Student Health and Wellness has created a resource page that all students recovering from COVID-19 should review. Please note that you still need to wear a mask, practice physical distancing, wash your hands frequently, and follow all other public health guidelines even if you have already had a COVID-19 infection.

HOOS Health Check

Do I need to complete a daily health check before coming to work or class?
All UVA Health employees, as well as Academic Division faculty, staff, and students in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Health Sciences Library are required to complete a daily health check through HOOS Health Check before coming to any UVA Health facility. We continue to encourage all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to consider whether they have any symptoms of COVID-19 before coming to Grounds and to stay home if they are feeling ill. Any Academic Division employees who are entering the Medical Center space to work or provide services will still need to complete the HOOS Health Check in advance, in compliance with federal regulations. The HOOS Health Check app is available for free download in the Apple and Google Play stores. You may also complete the daily health check on the HOOS Health Check website. To troubleshoot technical issues, visit the ITS website or contact the HIT Help Desk at 434-924-5334.

Summer 2021

Can all undergraduates take a Summer Session I class without paying additional tuition?
If you paid full-time tuition in spring, you are eligible to take one domestic class in Summer Session I at no additional charge, as long as you have not accumulated more than 33 credits in the 2020-21 academic year (fall, J-term, and spring combined). Students who take a single Summer Session I class (and no other summer classes) will not pay tuition or the comprehensive fee. For students taking any other summer classes, the summer comprehensive fee has been reduced by $124 to reflect the reduced use of services on Grounds.  For more information about these additional classes, visit the University Registrar’s J-Term/Summer Session I page.
Can graduating 4th year students take a Summer Session I class?
4th year students who meet the criteria above may take a Summer Session I class at no additional charge, even if they have already graduated. See instructions for students who are receiving a degree in May 2021. 4th year students who need the Summer Session I class credits in order to graduate can still participate in final exercises (and take the Summer Session I class after final exercises).
When do we think study abroad will resume?
The University of Virginia remains committed to providing all students with global education opportunities which include study, research, and internships abroad. The University continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and safety conditions abroad, the travel industry, vaccine availability, nation-state entry requirements, and requirements for re-entering the U.S. These conditions and requirements are fluid and may remain so for some time. Summer 2021 UVA faculty-led programs have been cancelled, and no student international travel for Student Projects Abroad will be approved. Students may be able to study abroad this summer (after May 31) through outside programs and the UVA in Valencia  and UVA in Florence programs, each of which is operated by an in-country provider, pending review of local health, safety, and security conditions and student plans. As conditions improve, the University will revise the current restriction on student international travel. Visit the UVA Education Abroad COVID Considerations page for the latest education abroad updates for Summer '21, Fall '21, and Academic Year '21-'22.
Are students who were part-time this fall eligible to take a Summer Session I class without paying additional tuition?
Yes. If you paid full-time tuition in spring, you are eligible to take one domestic class in Summer Session I at no additional charge, as long as you have not accumulated more than 33 credits in the 2020-21 academic year (fall, J-term, and spring combined). Students who take a single Summer Session I class (and no other summer classes) will not pay tuition or the comprehensive fee. For students taking any other summer classes, the summer comprehensive fee has been reduced by $124 to reflect the reduced use of services on Grounds.  For more information about these additional classes, visit the University Registrar’s J-Term/Summer Session I page.
Will UVA hold any summer programs outside of summer classes?
The University will hold several academic and leadership programs for current and entering students as well as programming for summer session student-athletes and summer training for fall sports student-athletes. Each program involves small groups whose participants will be required to adhere to public health guidelines and University policies. We will have appropriate screening, testing, isolation/quarantine, and other health and safety protocols during the summer and will announce them no later than April 30. 
Why aren’t overnight youth camps and external programs and conferences being offered on-Grounds this summer?
Decisions about residential summer camps and programs must be made months in advance. While vaccine distribution is increasing this spring, vaccines are not currently available to children or to all adults who wish to be vaccinated. In addition, testing protocols for minors differ from those over 18. The University has determined the best course of action for now is to limit summer residential activities to UVA-sponsored programs whose participants are UVA students, faculty, and staff. We will have appropriate screening, testing, isolation/quarantine, and other health and safety protocols during the summer and will announce them no later than April 30. 
What can new students expect for Orientation this summer?
Orientation for new incoming first-year and transfer students will be conducted virtually beginning in July. A primary focus will be course advising and registration. Additionally, virtual events and activities will take place over the summer to connect new students with their peers and Orientation Leaders, begin to build community, and provide information on what to expect as they start at UVA in the fall. Entering students should check their UVA email for more specific details coming from their school of enrollment in late June. 
Will IM-Rec facilities be open during summer session?
All IM-Rec facilities, with the exception of the AFC which is undergoing a major renovation, will be open during the summer session. Hours vary by location, so visit the IM-Rec website or download the app for more information on locations and operational changes or to make reservations.
Is on-Grounds housing available during Summer Session?
On-Grounds housing for undergraduates will be limited to those participating in approved summer programs. Graduate students and others in residence year-round will be permitted to continue living on-Grounds.
Will any on-Grounds dining facilities be open during Summer Session?
UVA Dining will adjust service levels for a smaller on-Grounds population. Operating hours and locations will be posted on the UVA Dine website.
Why are undergraduate Summer Session classes being offered virtually?
Offering undergraduate classes online enables instructors to raise enrollment caps and increase capacity. Students will have the flexibility of taking summer session classes from home, facilitating access, affordability, and timely degree completion. Like J-term, the University is offering Signature classes designed by faculty members, in part to accommodate greater demand. Graduate and professional school students will hear more information from their schools about summer options available to them. 
What will the grading policy be for summer 2021?
For all 2021 Summer Sessions, in addition to the standard grading options, undergraduate students have the option to change from a standard grade to a Credit/General Credit/No Credit (CR/GC/NC) grade. The University has compiled a resource with advising principles and more grading information to help students decide which option might work best. Graduate programs that offered the CR/GC/NC option in the fall, spring, and J-Term will do so again in summer, using the same criteria.  Professional schools are making their own determinations and will communicate with their students directly. UVA will include a notation on transcripts for fall 2020 to indicate that the CR/GC/NC option was offered during the COVID-19 crisis. Whether they choose Graded (A-F grades) or “COVID Credit/GenCredit/NoCre” when they enroll, students can change their grading option through the first day of their class by using Edit Enrollment in SIS. Students who wish to change their grading option after day one of their class may do so through the mid-point of their class by completing the form on the Summer Session website.

Academics

Can all undergraduates take a Summer Session I class without paying additional tuition?
If you paid full-time tuition in spring, you are eligible to take one domestic class in Summer Session I at no additional charge, as long as you have not accumulated more than 33 credits in the 2020-21 academic year (fall, J-term, and spring combined). Students who take a single Summer Session I class (and no other summer classes) will not pay tuition or the comprehensive fee. For students taking any other summer classes, the summer comprehensive fee has been reduced by $124 to reflect the reduced use of services on Grounds.  For more information about these additional classes, visit the University Registrar’s J-Term/Summer Session I page.
Can graduating 4th year students take a Summer Session I class?
4th year students who meet the criteria above may take a Summer Session I class at no additional charge, even if they have already graduated. See instructions for students who are receiving a degree in May 2021. 4th year students who need the Summer Session I class credits in order to graduate can still participate in final exercises (and take the Summer Session I class after final exercises).
I need to form a virtual study group. How can I do that?
UVA students and faculty have access to several online tools designed to help students in different locations study together. These include Zoom, Teams, and discussion tools within Collab. Students who are interested in studying with their peers are encouraged to check with their faculty about how best they can connect with classmates, and for guidance on the type of work that the faculty member believes is appropriate for group collaboration, within the bounds of the Honor Code.
When do we think study abroad will resume?
The University of Virginia remains committed to providing all students with global education opportunities which include study, research, and internships abroad. The University continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and safety conditions abroad, the travel industry, vaccine availability, nation-state entry requirements, and requirements for re-entering the U.S. These conditions and requirements are fluid and may remain so for some time. Summer 2021 UVA faculty-led programs have been cancelled, and no student international travel for Student Projects Abroad will be approved. Students may be able to study abroad this summer (after May 31) through outside programs and the UVA in Valencia  and UVA in Florence programs, each of which is operated by an in-country provider, pending review of local health, safety, and security conditions and student plans. As conditions improve, the University will revise the current restriction on student international travel. Visit the UVA Education Abroad COVID Considerations page for the latest education abroad updates for Summer '21, Fall '21, and Academic Year '21-'22.
What is meant by "in-person, hybrid, and online instruction modes"?
Instruction modes describe how the class will be taught. For example, hybrid classes have some instruction occurring on specific days/times and in a specific location, with the remainder delivered virtually.  See the instruction modes used at UVA.
I’m an incoming community college transfer student with questions about how my grades will transfer. Where can I find more information?
The Registrar’s office has prepared a list of common community college transfer FAQs, including how “P” grades will apply, housing, dining, financial aid, and more. Also, admitted students should activate their UVA accounts and check their UVA email account regularly for University announcements.
Are students who were part-time this fall eligible to take a Summer Session I class without paying additional tuition?
Yes. If you paid full-time tuition in spring, you are eligible to take one domestic class in Summer Session I at no additional charge, as long as you have not accumulated more than 33 credits in the 2020-21 academic year (fall, J-term, and spring combined). Students who take a single Summer Session I class (and no other summer classes) will not pay tuition or the comprehensive fee. For students taking any other summer classes, the summer comprehensive fee has been reduced by $124 to reflect the reduced use of services on Grounds.  For more information about these additional classes, visit the University Registrar’s J-Term/Summer Session I page.
Are libraries open?
Brown and Clemons study spaces are open during the Spring 2021 semester. Bring your mask and your UVA ID. Library stacks will not be open to the public. Special Collections is open by appointment. For up-to-the minute information, check the Library’s status dashboard. Millions of digital and physical items are newly-available online through Virgo. Ask a Librarian is another resource to find what you need.
Why are undergraduate Summer Session classes being offered virtually?
Offering undergraduate classes online enables instructors to raise enrollment caps and increase capacity. Students will have the flexibility of taking summer session classes from home, facilitating access, affordability, and timely degree completion. Like J-term, the University is offering Signature classes designed by faculty members, in part to accommodate greater demand. Graduate and professional school students will hear more information from their schools about summer options available to them. 
What will the grading policy be for summer 2021?
For all 2021 Summer Sessions, in addition to the standard grading options, undergraduate students have the option to change from a standard grade to a Credit/General Credit/No Credit (CR/GC/NC) grade. The University has compiled a resource with advising principles and more grading information to help students decide which option might work best. Graduate programs that offered the CR/GC/NC option in the fall, spring, and J-Term will do so again in summer, using the same criteria.  Professional schools are making their own determinations and will communicate with their students directly. UVA will include a notation on transcripts for fall 2020 to indicate that the CR/GC/NC option was offered during the COVID-19 crisis. Whether they choose Graded (A-F grades) or “COVID Credit/GenCredit/NoCre” when they enroll, students can change their grading option through the first day of their class by using Edit Enrollment in SIS. Students who wish to change their grading option after day one of their class may do so through the mid-point of their class by completing the form on the Summer Session website.

Academic Calendar

What is the academic calendar?

Advising

Will faculty advising be offered in person or virtually?
Students will have access to a faculty advisor, whether in-person or virtual. The mode of advising will depend upon individual advisors' plans and space available for them. Details on advising processes for the fall semester will be available from students’ school of enrollment. Students can also seek help from their school’s central student services office. Links are listed on the Total Advising website.
Can I request a virtual meeting with my adviser?
Yes, all students should feel free and are encouraged to request a virtual meeting with their adviser. More details are forthcoming and can be found at the Total Advising site.
How can I reach the College of Arts and Sciences Association Deans?
To make an appointment with your Association Dean, please call 434-924-3351 (If you don’t know the name of your dean, the staff will assist you when you call to make an appointment). For drop-in advising (also known as Dean of the Day), see https://college.as.virginia.edu/DOD.
I’m an incoming community college transfer student with questions about how my grades will transfer. Where can I find more information?
The Registrar’s office has prepared a list of common community college transfer FAQs, including how “P” grades will apply, housing, dining, financial aid, and more. Also, admitted students should activate their UVA accounts and check their UVA email account regularly for University announcements.

Housing

Is on-Grounds housing available during Summer Session?
On-Grounds housing for undergraduates will be limited to those participating in approved summer programs. Graduate students and others in residence year-round will be permitted to continue living on-Grounds.

Operations

How do I get my UVA ID or a replacement ID?
In addition to using UVA ID cards to acccess some spaces and services, all students and employees must present a UVA ID when they arrive for asympomatic prevalence testing. Students or UVA employees who have lost or misplaced their UVA Academic ID can schedule an appointment to obtain a replaement by submitting the ID Replacement Request Form online. For questions related to a replacement UVA Health ID, call 434-982-4009 or email idservices@virginia.edu. New students receiving their first ID should follow guidance they are receiving from their school or Housing & Residence LIfe.
Will IM-Rec facilities be open during summer session?
All IM-Rec facilities, with the exception of the AFC which is undergoing a major renovation, will be open during the summer session. Hours vary by location, so visit the IM-Rec website or download the app for more information on locations and operational changes or to make reservations.
Will any on-Grounds dining facilities be open during Summer Session?
UVA Dining will adjust service levels for a smaller on-Grounds population. Operating hours and locations will be posted on the UVA Dine website.

Tuition & Fees

Will tuition and fees be the same whether my classes are online or in-person?
Tuition will be the same for online and in-person classes because both options offer the same academic content and credit and the same exceptional value. Our faculty and staff are working hard to ensure that courses remain both supportive and challenging and that students continue to engage actively with their professors and one another. Full-time students pay a fee that partly funds the facilities and services that the student community needs. This mandatory fee supports:  (1) some services that are available to all students – regardless of whether classes are in-person or on-line – such as Student Health telemedicine, Newcomb Hall online programming, some virtual recreational offerings, technology support, software licensing, and academic credentialing; (2) long-term costs, such as payments on existing debt, for essential infrastructure that must be sustained so that opportunities remain available to students over their entire academic careers; and (3) activities that presume a physical presence on Grounds, such as athletic events, University transit services, recreational facilities, and art performances.For Spring 2021 – consistent with Fall 2020 – we recognize that certain services in the third category will not be fully available for students who are not living or learning on Grounds or in Charlottesville or Albemarle County. Accordingly, the University is reducing the Spring 2021 comprehensive fee and the University activity fee for those in-state and out-of-state students who will not be living or learning on-Grounds or in the local community by $660.
Are Summer Session courses included in my 20/21 academic year tuition?
If you paid full-time tuition in spring, you are eligible to take one domestic class in Summer Session I at no additional charge, as long as you have not accumulated more than 33 credits in the 2020-21 academic year (fall, J-term, and spring combined). Students who take a single Summer Session I class (and no other summer classes) will not pay tuition or the comprehensive fee. For students taking any other summer classes, the summer comprehensive fee has been reduced by $124 to reflect the reduced use of services on Grounds.  For more information about these additional classes, visit the University Registrar’s J-Term/Summer Session I page

Financial Aid

Do I need to take a certain number of credits each semester to remain eligible for financial aid?
Need-based aid from the University and federal loans require the student to attend at least half time (typically this means enrolling in a minimum of 6 credit hours per term) to remain eligible.
My family’s financial situation is very different now from what it was before. How can I find out if I qualify for more need-based financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year?
If your financial situation has changed as a result of the pandemic, we encourage you to reach out to Student Financial Services at sfs@virginia.edu in order to learn about the appeals process for need-based financial aid decisions.
Is CARES Act funding still available?
The University has been distributing funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to eligible students who require emergency financial aid grants because of challenges due to COVID-19. Please see the Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid page for current information about CARES Act funding for students.

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