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.

Start Here

  • New Student Checklist

    To prepare for a successful start, the checklist gives you the steps you need to take before you arrive and upon arrival.  

  • Orientation Schedule

    The Office of Graduate Programs will provide details regarding orientation prior to the start of each semester. 

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answers to the most commonly asked questions that students ask starting out. 

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Welcome Wednesday Email Archive

Looking to revisit new student information that was shared in a "Welcome Wednesday" email?  

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    Student Life

    Discover what UVA and Charlottesville have to offer.

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    Student Support

    We're here to support you with an array of services covering a range of areas, including academic, personal, and professional support resources.

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    Get Involved

    Explore ways to get involved in the school, university, and community while at UVA Engineering.