U.Va. Graduate Guide

Newcomer Resources

Helpful Tips

Get a Newcomer Information Packet

For a newcomer information packet, call the City's Public Information Office at (434) 970-3116.

Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce

A healthy economy, great schools, and loads of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy are just some of the many reasons to move to Charlottesville. After a trip to the city, you'll want to join the families who already call the area home.

Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information

County of Albemarle

Albemarle County is one of the most attractive and desirable locations in Virginia, with an excellent school system, low crime and unemployment rates, and a wide range of recreational activities which offer unique advantages for gracious living. Albemarle County also enjoys a strong economy, excellent services, an attractive setting and is home to numerous cultural and historic attractions. This guide will highlight some of the important information and services that you will need in regards to your new residency in Albemarle County.

Albemarle County's New Resident Guide (PDF)

Commonwealth of Virginia

Get residency information from the Department of Taxation; find information about Virginia’s climate, demographics, quality of life, etc.; and get local government listing.

Virginia Newcomers Guide Resources

The Hook: Discover Charlottesville

Charlottesville's weekly newspaper and the largest locally owned paper in Central Virginia, the Hook, annually distributes a guide to Charlottesville. This guide has most of the information anyone new to the area would need, including dining, utilities, activities and more.

The Hook: Discover Charlottesville