Access UVA Student Support
Laurie Casteen

Laurie Casteen
Associate Dean of Students

P 434.924.8883

Access UVA Student Support

The Office of the Dean of Students works to provide comprehensive support services and programs for all students participating in the Access UVA financial aid program. I look forward to assisting you throughout your undergraduate career. Come visit me on the Second Floor of Peabody Hall.

In addition to providing general support and guidance one-on-one, my goal is to ensure that you have access to all of the information that you need to acclimate quickly to the University and to take advantage of all of the academic and extracurricular opportunities available to you here, regardless of your financial means. Some of the ways that our office accomplishes this are as follows:

  • One-on-one meetings with students
  • E-newsletters with targeted information pertinent to Access UVA students
  • Guides for successful transition to the University
  • Comprehensive financial literacy programs on topics such as budgeting, completing the FAFSA and others
  • Panels on topics such as housing, study abroad and other important opportunities
  • Outreach to students struggling academically or emotionally during thier time at UVA
  • Collaboration with the student clubs Hoos for Open Access and Quest Scholars, which are dedicated to socioeconomic diversity at the University

Visit the Access UVA Student Support website