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Most common FAQs
Most Common FAQs
Do all new students have to attend Summer Orientation?
Yes, all new students (with the exception of RN to BSN Nursing students) are expected to attend, and we offer 10 sessions during the summer months. Be sure to sign up for the session correlating to your school of enrollment or academic program!
At orientation you learn about the University, ask questions, meet with an academic advisor, sign up for classes, and get to know people. You have the chance to speak with representatives from various offices (such as Housing & Residence Life and Dining Services) and handle logistical details like familiarizing yourself with Grounds and getting your student ID.
When and how will I be able to sign up for a Summer Orientation session?
You can register for Summer Orientation:
- 72 hours after you pay your $400 tuition deposit
- Once you take the Responsible Computing Tutorial and activate your UVA email account
You complete the registration process on this website, beginning April 1.
Activating your UVA email account allows you to take care of other pre-enrollment requirements as well, such as applying for housing and choosing a dining plan.