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2021 Virtual Days on the Lawn, UVA Housing

First-Year Housing Webinar

If you were not able to join us for our April 8 webinar Housing & Residence Life professional and student staff for a webinar introducing you to first-year living, the recording is available below! You'll learn information about first-year housing on Grounds (including residential colleges), the application process, and the student and professional staff here to assist you during your first year at UVA.



First-Year Housing in 2021-2022

UVA is committed to providing a rich, high-quality, and life-changing educational experience to all of its students, and this is especially true for our newest students.

We plan to maintain our traditional deadlines for 2021-2022 first year housing as follows. Please note that no financial deposit is required to apply for housing.

  • May 1: First-Year Housing Application Opens
  • June 1: First-Year Housing Application Deadline


Housing Application Instructions

If you have questions about how to navigate the housing portal, let us walk you through the process in the above video, or with the step-by-step these instructions at our First-Year Application Instructions webpage.


Online Resources about Housing & Residence Life


Housing & Residence Life website

The Housing & Residence Life website,, contains a vast amount of information about first-year housing on Grounds at UVA:

First-Year Housing Areas:

First-Year Housing Application


Frequently Asked Questions

Our first-year FAQ offers answers to common questions about how to apply for housing, the assignments process, types of first-year rooms, and more!


First-Year Housing Videos

Our online playlist of "In Their Own Words" videos is curated specifically for incoming first-year students! These videos include:

Note that these pre-pandemic videos feature students representing first-year housing areas for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please refer to the Incoming First-Year Undergraduates section of our website for the most current information about first-year housing areas.


First-Year Housing Video Tours

Take a look inside first-year housing with these video tours by UVA students!


Roommate Assignment Option

Consider opting to have Housing & Residence Life assign a roommate to you --  it's an easy way to meet someone new as you start your UVA journey! Watch our Random Roommates video to hear UVA students who chose this option talk about their experiences and share advice for incoming students who are considering it.


Resident Staff

Visit the Resident Staff section of our website to learn more about our mission, and what kind of programing you can expect within your residential community.