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Connect2Grounds Residential Program

Be supported in community

Stay connected to Grounds in your second year

Connect2Grounds (C2G) is an residential program designed specifically for rising second-year students to support and enhance the student experience. C2G programs aim to build on the foundation of each student's first year, expanding academic development and connection to the UVA and Charlottesville communities through resources and networking.

To achieve these goals, second-year on-Grounds residents will help co-create new traditions as well as participate in CRG program offerings.

Connect2Grounds RAs: your go-to guides for your second year

To offer additional support to second-year students, Resident Advisors (RAs) in second-year areas will develop strong residential communities, getting to know their residents individually, plan events, and coordinate bonding activities that will not only be enjoyable but will prepare students to succeed at the University.


Second-Year Forecast

What can you expect from HRL as part of the second-year experience? Here's a preview!

Second-Year Signature Series

This Housing & Residence Life-hosted initiative will offer large programming events across Grounds that are both entertaining and educating! Programs will connect the second-year community to on- and off-Grounds resources and experiences.

Second-Year Scoop Newsletter

This e-newsletter specifically tailored for second-year residents will offer the latest information on programs, resources, and opportunities.


Second-Year Signature Series

Second-Year Sip & Savor

Sunday, December 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Enjoy a free beverage on us when you visit your favorite to-go coffee spot, Grit Coffee (Corner location, 19 Elliewood Avenue)!

Second-years should show the Sip & Savor graphic they received via email to the Grit Coffee barista in order to enjoy this free treat. Each student will be allowed an $8 tab!


Connect2Grounds Chill Zone

Sunday, December 10, 5-7 p.m.

Kona Ice is coming to the Lambeth Courtyard! Second-year on-Grounds residents, please join us to enjoy this sweet treat.


Events Around Grounds

Free Coffee for Hoos
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Student Health & Wellness




If you have questions about the Connect2Grounds second-year residential program, please feel free to email Housing & Residence Life at