Onboarding for REU Students

Welcome! We're looking forward to meeting you soon. Here is onboarding information for participants in the Advanced Materials REU.

2022 Program Dates: May 31 - August 5, 2022


Arrive May 31 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am to pick up your key from Gibbons House located at 425 Tree House Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Depart August 5 after lunch (or by noon August 6). 

Flying?  Fly into Charlottesville (CHO).  Take a taxi / uber to Gibbons House, 425 Tree House Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (open 8a-5p).  Ask the driver to wait while you check in and drive you to Bice House after you pick up your key.

Driving?  You can unload your belongings at the Bice House located at 583 Brandon Avenue, however, you will need to purchase a parking pass and park in another location. Parking is $75 per month. Please contact Parking and Transportation to obtain a pass. Tell them you are staying at the Bice House and they can tell you what your options are for parking. You have to have your UVA Account activated in order to get a parking permit. 


UVA Account Set-Up

Your computing account requires a background check.  You should have already received an email (with UVA identifiers) from consentrequest@ainsight.com.  Please follow through asap with this request!  It can take 30 days.

You will need to submit a photo for your UVA ID online through the UVA ID office.   

In order to receive your stipend, you must register with Payment Works. You should have received an e-mail asking you to register. If you have not, please contact Bryana Amador


You will receive $600 a week for your stipend. This amount will be paid as a lump sum at the beginning of the program. 

Food Allowance

For meals, we have budgeted $27.00 per day. 

Check out the places to purchase meals at Elevate Meal Plan. This plan is designed for purchasing meals on the UVA Corner and other locations convenient for UVA students. 


2022 REU students will stay in Bice House on Brandon Avenue. You will share a same-sex suite with shared kitchen and bathroom with other REU students.

Here is information about What to Bring

And, here is information on Living on Grounds. Laundry is in the building. 


Gym and Athletics

The REU does not provide a gym membership, but you may wish to purchase one.

You can purchase a 1-week, 2-week, or 1-month pass.

Please contact UVA Recreation and Intramural Sports about a pass to the AFC