We welcome all students joining us back on Grounds for the 2021-22 academic year, with classes in person and most University operations at their full pre-pandemic capacity. As we begin the term, a team of UVA medical and public health experts, led by Doctors Mitchell Rosner and Costi Sifri, will continue to monitor the pandemic, and our plans will be informed by their advice, as well as that of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health. After a year in which the pandemic made nearly everything more difficult, we hope you are as eager as we are to get back to doing what UVA does best: living, learning, and working together on Grounds.
The spring semester will begin on Wednesday, January 19. Spring Recess is March 5 through 13, and courses ends on Tuesday, May 3. A Reading Day will be offered on May 4. For more information visit the Academic Calendar.
As a top research university, we are deeply committed to advancing knowledge. While we have had to adapt to new ways of conducting research over the last year, this commitment has never been stronger. In the midst of a global pandemic, the University of Virginia mobilized its resources and researchers to find a test and vaccine for COVID-19, treat patients, track the COVID-19 globally, and analyze the crisis through the lens of history, politics, economics, business, law and more.
Questions about research? For more information visit the Vice President for Research's website.
Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid
A third round of funding for Higher Education Emergency Relief was approved and signed into law on March 11th, 2021, under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The University has received $15.2 million from the ARP and has approved a plan where the majority of these funds will be provided directly to students through emergency grants disbursed during the 2021-22 academic year. For more information on these funds and their disbursement visit Student Financial Services.