Transfer Student Support
Laurie Casteen

Laurie Casteen
Associate Dean of Students

P 434.924.8883

Transfer Student Support

The Office of the Dean of Students works collaboratively with the undergraduate schools of the University to provide comprehensive support services and programs for all undergraduate transfers to the University. I look forward to assisting you during your transition to the University of Virginia, and throughout your undergraduate career. Come visit me on the Second Floor of Peabody Hall.

In addition to providing general support and advising one-on-one, my goal is to ensure that you have access to all of the academic and extracurricular information that you need to acclimate quickly to the University and to take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you here. 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 transfer students
  • Guides for successful transition to the University
  • Programs on topics such as housing, study abroad and other important opportunities
  • Outreach to students struggling academically or emotionally during the transition
  • Collaboration with the Orientation and New Student Programs and Transfer Student Peer Advisors in the delivery of summer and fall orientation (and January orientation for spring transfer students)
  • Collaboration with Residence Life in the provision of safe and educational residential experiences
  • Collaboration with the schools of the University on key academic programming

Visit the Transfer Student Support website