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Live On Grounds

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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Roommate Communication

Learning to live with a roommate is an in important part of your first year at UVA. Your roommate can help you feel at home as you adjust to life on-Grounds, and a good relationship with this new friend will definitely enhance your experience!

Check out our roommate communication page for tips and items to discuss with your roommate.