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Student To-Do List

Ready to start enrollment tasks? Use the list below.


Enrollment Tasks

  • Complete Student IT Checklist

Complete items on Information Technology Services' Student IT Checklist in order to get started with IT at UVA.


  • Submit Photo for University ID Card

You will need to submit your photo online for your University ID card before you can register for Summer Orientation.


  • Register for Summer Orientation

You can register for orientation online 72 hours after you have paid your $400 tuition deposit, activated your UVA email account, and submitted your UVA ID photo. See our FAQ for more details.
Available: May 1
Deadline: June


  • Retrieve your UID (University ID) number

Your UID number is the nine-digit number that serves as your ID throughout your time at UVA. Assigned to you by the University, it is NOT your Social Security number. You can retrieve your UID number online. To do so, you will need your seven-digit UVA Student Information System (SIS) ID number. This number can be found in the email acknowledging receipt of your application for admission. You will use this number in connection with various enrollment tasks, such as your dining contract and financial aid.


  • Complete Housing Application

All first-year students live on Grounds and must complete the Housing Application. This item is optional for incoming transfer students.
Available: May 1
Deadline: June 1


  • Complete Dining Contract

All first-year students must complete a dining contract. First-years must sign up for the “Ultimate Access” or “All Access 7” plans unless they live in a residential college. Residential college first-years must chose the "Ultimate Access” or “All Access 7” that is linked to their particular residential college. First-years who do not sign up by July 5 will be defaulted into the "All Access 7" annual plan. Incoming transfer students and upperclass students can (but are not required to) sign up for any meal plan at any time.
Deadline: July 5


  • Arts & Sciences Only: Complete New Student Information Form

College of Arts & Sciences students are required to submit the Student Information Form.
Available: May 6
Deadline: June 13


  • Arts & Sciences Only: Submit Preferences for Your General Education Curriculum

All incoming students in the College of Arts & Sciences complete a general education curriculum in addition to a major while at UVA. To know which courses to enroll in during Summer Orientation, students should review the three general education curriculum options and submit their preferences for one, two, or three curricula by the deadline below.
Available: May 6
Deadline: June 6


  • Engineering Only: Register for the Calculus Placement Test

All incoming Engineering students are required to take the Calculus Placement Test before coming to orientation. In order to choose a time to take the placement test, first complete the Calculus Background & Placement Survey at least one month before your orientation session. Note that you will need to complete the Student IT Checklist prior to completing the survey, because you will need to provide your UVA computing ID.

Incoming A&S (Arts & Sciences) students should not complete the survey or take the placement test.



  • Register with Student Disability Services (as needed)

Students who need to request academic and/or housing accommodations based on a disability or medical condition should register with the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) as soon as possible. In order to register, please go to the SDAC website, scroll down, click on the “register for services” button, and complete the online form.

Those who need a housing accommodation because of a medical condition should submit the form by June 1.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434.243.5180 or


  • Make Parents and Others Authorized Users in UVAPay

Your student record is protected -- even from your parents -- by federal law. Because so many students rely on their parents and others for help with their financial aid or student account, we recommend that all students make parents or anyone else helping them with financing college authorized users in UVAPay. It only takes a minute, and your parents and your future self will thank you!
Deadline: July 1


  • Watch Your Resource Playlist

The short videos on your Resource Playlist will introduce you to offices, programs, and resources from around the University. These videos include everything from how to conduct research, how to make an appointment with student health, where to turn for help with questions and challenges, and everything in between!
Deadline: Complete viewing before you attend your Summer Orientation session


  • Take Foreign Language Placement Exams

A foreign language placement exam is required only for students in the College of Arts & Sciences and Architectural History students in the School of Architecture. For students in other schools, the exam is required only if you choose to take a foreign language class.

French, German, Latin, Persian, and Spanish placement exams should be taken before coming to orientation:


The Italian placement exam may be taken at any time prior to the start of classes.

Language placement exams for other languages will be offered during Wahoo Welcome. Information on language requirements and placement is available on the College of Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Placement Index.


  • Complete Pre-Entrance Health Forms

You can download and complete information about your health status.
Deadline: Uploaded by August 1


  • Submit Payment for Tuition and Fees

For complete information, visit the Student Financial Services website.
Available: Term Statements (tuition bills) will be posted around July 22.
Deadline: August 21


  • Meet Requirements for the Student Health Insurance Hard Waiver

Learn more about the hard waiver program.
Opens: Early July
Deadline: August 30


Additional Information and Opportunities


  • Sign Up for the Cavalier Outdoor Adventure Retreat (COAR)

Get to know other first-years on an IM-Rec three-day adventure trip in Shenandoah National Park. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to cover the costs of the COAR registration. Eligible students will receive notification via email from Student Financial Services.
Available: April 1
Deadline: Open until filled (space is limited)


  • Create Your @UVA Profile

Create your @UVA account and explore opportunities to get involved.
Deadline: July 28


  • Learn about Project SERVE

Learn about participating in Project SERVE, a one-day service opportunity for incoming students on Friday, August 30 from 2:00-5:30 p.m.


  • Sign up for UVA Alerts

You can register to receive text messages regarding emergency situations on Grounds.

You can also download the LiveSafe app to receive both emergency and non-emergency notifications, including UVA Alerts. The app contains dozens of safety resources and features, such as "Report a Tip," which communicates directly to UVA Police, 24/7. The app is free from iTunes or Google Play.


  • Check out University Cleaners laundry service

If you are interested in weekly wash, dry, and fold services for your laundry, check out Housing & Residence Life's approved vendor University Cleaners. Their weekly service can handle all garment cleaning needs. Please visit to learn more.


  • Check Your UVA Email Account

Check your UVA email account regularly as you will receive emails from Orientation & New Student Programs throughout the summer.