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Getting Settled


There are many apartment complexes within walking distance or a short commute to the University. There are also limited on-Grounds options available. When in doubt about a particular rental location, take the time to ask other graduate students about their housing experiences in Charlottesville.


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


Information for new students on computing resources at the University.

Identification Cards

The ID Card Office is responsible for issuing U.Va. IDs to members of the University community.

Voter Registration

This site provides all you need to know about voter registration and elections in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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.


Information on registering your vehicle and applying for a Virginia Driver's License.

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.

Visitors Bureau

Start planning your next trip to Charlottesville. Get information on what to see, where to stay, where to dine, what to do, and how to get here.