Residence Life

Students who come to UVA are looking for more than just the traditional college experience. You come looking to take on big challenges, contribute and find a home. And that’s exactly what you’ll find.

The environment here was designed to bring you and faculty together to challenge and inspire each other. Today you can live in a variety of settings, all designed to support self-governance, personal development and intellectual growth.


Finding the Right Fit

In your first year, you begin your UVA experience in on-Grounds housing, much of which has just been renovated, expanded or built. Centrally located, student residential communities are in close proximity to state-of-the-art fitness centers, contemporary dining facilities and virtually all academic classrooms.

You can also live in one of UVA's residential colleges, close-knit communities that foster social and intellectual interaction between faculty and students of all years.  These include:

  • Brown College
  • Hereford College
  • International Residential College (IRC)
Getting Involved, Getting Out

UVA students are nothing if not involved. From day one, students here engage in a multitude of activities—from participating in student governance and councils to planning and attending social events to contributing to UVA service efforts.

With nearly 1,000 clubs and organizations, you will have many chances to discuss, promote, serve and celebrate. Almost everything at UVA is within an easy walk or bike ride, and ample bus service gets students everywhere on and off Grounds. Just beyond Grounds lies the Corner, where you can grab a bite, shop or socialize.