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On-Grounds housing makes life at UVA simpler! See our Upperclass Housing page for details!


Welcoming, Empowering

Housing & Residence Life works collaboratively to create open, welcoming communities on Grounds for students at the University of Virginia. Residents are empowered to engage their potential as scholars and leaders through self-governance and participation in residential area activities and leadership.

From incoming first years and returning undergraduates to transfer students, graduate students, and faculty/staff, residents encounter inclusive environments supporting the University’s academic, cultural, and social goals.

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Winter Break & J-Term

Are you thinking ahead to final exams and going home to see family and friends? Our Winter Break & J-Term Housing page lists important upcoming dates and other information to help you prepare for the end of the Fall 2021 semester and beyond:

  • All first-year housing areas will be closed for Winter Break.
  • Students living in upperclass communities, residential colleges, or language houses may continue to access and occupy their rooms.
  • All residence areas reopen on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

See for additional details.