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For additional information, please contact:

Susan G. Harris, Secretary to the Board
Board of Visitors Office
Northwest Wing, The Rotunda, PO Box 400222
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4222

Telephone: 434-924-7081
Fax: 434-924-1364


If you need reasonable accommodations as an individual with a disability to participate in an upcoming BOV meeting, you may contact the University’s ADA Coordinator, Melvin Mallory, at (434) 924-3200 or at We encourage you to do so at least a week in advance of the meeting you wish to attend.


The Board of Visitors is composed of seventeen voting members appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, for terms of four years. In addition, the Board of Visitors appoints, for a one-year term, a full-time student and faculty member at the University of Virginia as non-voting members of the Board of Visitors. The Rector and Visitors serve as the corporate board for the University of Virginia, and are responsible for the long-term planning of the University. The Board approves the policies and budget for the University, and is entrusted with the preservation of the University's many traditions, including the Honor System. The Board maintains offices in the Northwest Wing of the Rotunda and meets four times per year. The meetings are open to the public, but there will be no opportunity for public comment.

View or download the 2004
Board of Visitors Manual

[Revised to reflect changes through
September 25, 2017]
(PDF, 326KB)