Welcome New Students

Get started in your graduate program with New Graduate Student Orientation and a checklist to prepare you for success on your first day and beyond.


We are excited that you have chosen to join us in pursuing answers to critical global challenges. Welcome to our community of scholars!  To help you navigate your start at UVA we send weekly ‘Welcome Wednesdays!’ emails over the summer with information pertaining to life at UVA, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and beyond. The information in these emails can be found on the Announcements section of this page.

The UVA Engineering new graduate student orientation will be held on August 17, 2023, for all on-Grounds students. Please save the date as it will be an opportunity to learn more about UVA Engineering and how to get started for success in your graduate program. Please look for additional communication from your department for department-specific onboarding and orientation.

Please also look at the New Student Checklist before and after you come to Grounds.