|By attending the University of Virginia, you have decided to participate in a tradition of learning that goes back to the beginnings of this nation. Thomas Jefferson founded the University as an "academical village," a place where shared learning infuses daily life. Jefferson envisioned the University as a "bulwark of the human mind in this hemisphere" and a "capstone of public education in America".
The traditions that Thomas Jefferson started are alive and thriving at the University of Virginia today. One of our most important traditions is the student run honor system. The Honor System directly expresses the principle of student self-governance. Founded in 1842, the Honor System has succeeded for more than 150 years as an entirely student-run system.
This Web site has links to important information for admitted students and their families. After coming to the University and attending Orientation you should visit the U.Va. Student site, where you will find links to resources and events specifically for current students.
As you begin your life as a student at Mr. Jefferson's University, hold true to the University's founding principles of honor, self-governance, and excellence and you are sure to be successful. Enjoy your time at one of America's most prestigious public universities.