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What to Bring

Your visit to Charlottesville may fly by, but there are some things you’ll want to make sure you bring with you.

Personal Items


  • Unexpired, laminated government-issued photo ID

US driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport, or US military ID. One form of ID is required to get your UVA ID. Photocopies and school-issued IDs are not accepted.

  • Paper, pens, and pencils for notetaking


  • Laptop computer or tablet

Having a laptop or tablet with you will come in handy during course advising.


  • Casual, comfortable clothing and walking shoes

You may want to pack a sweatshirt, jeans, raincoat, and umbrella, as the weather can be unpredictable.


  • Workout clothes and footwear

You will have access to the UVA fitness facilities, which include a pool, so you may want to bring a bathing suit as well.


  • Blanket and pillow

A pillow and sheets will be provided. You may want to bring a blanket and your own pillow.


  • Toiletries

In addition to personal toiletry items, you should bring a towel, washcloth, and shower shoes.


  • Water bottle


  • Phone charger


Academic Information


  • For the College of Arts & Sciences: pre-selected courses list

Students in the College of Arts & Sciences MUST bring a hard copy/printed version of courses you have pre-selected in the Student Information System (SIS).


  • Advanced Placement/IB scores

Do not be concerned if you do not receive them in time for your session. Printouts of online scoring information are acceptable.


  • For transfer students: your academic requirements report

Academic Requirements is a report designed to assist currently enrolled undergraduate students and their advisors in the advising process. You can get a copy of your Academic Requirements through SIS.


  • If applicable: foreign language placement scores

Scores from French, Spanish/Italian, or German foreign language placement exams taken before orientation.