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Welcome UVA 2023

Your First Year On Grounds

We are excited to have members of the Class of 2023 join us! The housing application is now open for incoming first-year students. You may browse all first-year housing areas before you apply, and we suggest you visit our First-Year Housing FAQ for answers to common questions regarding housing. If you experience difficulties logging on to the housing portal or have any questions, please contact us at

All students who submit an application by the deadline will be eligible to request a preferred roommate between June 11 and 14. We will send instructions to your UVA email account on June 11. Students who will be assigned to a residential college will be notified on June 10, prior to the roommate selecton phase.

You may also consider having a roommate randomly assigned, which is an easy way to meet someone new as you start your UVA journey! You can watch President Ryan's welcome message encouraging you to consider this option, and our video featuring students who chose to have a random a random roommate for their first year.

Room assignments will be posted to your housing application on June 28.