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About ONSP

Orientation and New Student Programs assists new students in making a successful academic, intellectual and social transition into the University community.



Audition for Grounds for Discussion

We are excited to announce that Grounds for Discussion cast auditions will be held March 23 and March 24. Grounds for Discussion is a student-directed and student-performed theatrical production held every year during Fall Orientation. More information can be found by emailing

Apply to be a Transfer Student Peer Advisor (TSPA)

TSPAs serve as resources for incoming transfer students who are making the transition to the diverse academic, intellectual and social culture of UVA. Applications are due February 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Click here to learn more!

Grounds for Discussion Directors

Apply to be a Director for the 2017 production of Grounds for Discussion! Submit your application packet by February 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

Orientation Leader Applications Now Open!

Apply Now! Applications are due January 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

Student Office Assistants

We have a Spring semester job opening for Student Office Assistants. Submit your application through Handshake by December 17th (Job #544681)!

Family Weekend 2016 – November 4-6!

Please visit: for further information!

Download the Fall Orientation Guide

The Fall Orientation Guide is our mobile app with Orientation schedules and event details, move-in dates and information, a customizable calendar, and “Interact” social media feed. Don’t forget to download the guide before you arrive at UVA!

Mid-Year Orientation

Mid-Year Orientation – January 19th – 11:00 am – Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room – More Details to Follow!  View Schedule

Audition for Grounds for Discussion!

We’re just different….different roommates! AUDITION FOR  GROUNDS FOR DISCUSSION No previous acting experience needed! Grounds for Discussion (GFD) is a student-directed and student-performed theatrical production held every year during Fall Orientation. The eight-member cast performs skits focus on the issues and decisions facing first-year students, which include roommate disagreements, high- risk drinking, the honor code, eating disorders, andread more…