U.Va. Faculty & Staff Guide

Getting Settled


There are many diverse neighborhoods in and around Charlottesville. Some housing and many apartment complexes are within walking distance or a short commute to the University. There are also limited on-Grounds options available.


Information on how to get electricity, gas and water, telephone, trash and recycling, cable and Internet service.


U.Va. Recycling, is responsible for all recycling efforts at the University, helping to ensure that opportunities for material-based conservation and reclamation are maximized.

Services for the Disabled

The City of Charlottesville offers various resources for people with disabilities

Automobile & Voter Registration

Information on registering your vehicle and applying for a Virginia Driver's License. Information on various locations to register to vote.

Parking & Public Transportation

A great way to get around is to take advantage of the local and University public transportation options.

Media & Publications

Information on local television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines.


Charlottesville is a very pet-friendly community.

Post Office

A list of United States Post Office locations in town, with addresses, toll free numbers and hours.


A list of banks that have branches in town, with toll free numbers and web addresses.

ID Badge

The U.Va. ID Office, is responsible for issuing identification cards for students, faculty, staff, wage employees, and contract employees.

Monticello Avenue

Monticello Avenue, is a community information network dedicated to promoting civic use of the World Wide Web.

Setting Up Shop

A list of resources for financial and career management