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Communications with Parents

If your daughter or son included your email address on the admission application to UVA, then you automatically will receive major email communications from the University. These include messages from the vice president and chief student affairs officer as well as invitations to events hosted by UVA Clubs in your geographic region. You may unsubscribe from individual messages at any time.

Social Media

Many individuals and departments at UVA reach out through social media. These are a few of the major ones:
Facebook: @UniversityofVirginia
Instagram: @UVA

Parent Help Line

The University operates a Parent Help Line, making it easy to get an answer to your question. If you cannot find the answers you need on this website or on the University’s website, then contact the Parent Help Line.

If you have an emergency and need to reach the University, please see Contacts for where to call. If necessary, you can reach a dean 24/7.


Parent Handbook

A central resource, the Parent Handbook is updated annually, and online versions are available in English, Chinese, and Spanish.

Parents Website

Find news, information, reminders, and topics specifically for parents and family members.

UVA Today Daily Report

Visit UVA Today for the most up-to-date University news and to subscribe to the UVA Today Daily Report, a weekday e-newsletter.

Student Affairs Communication:

Members of the Student Affairs team, including the vice president, send messages to parents throughout the year about events and issues influencing student life. You also will receive reminders about special events, such as Family Weekend and Final Exercises. To ensure that you receive these messages, sign up at


During an emergency, the best source of official information will be the University’s Emergency home page. For more details on how the University plans for emergencies, including communicating with students and parents, see Student Safety.

Web Calendars

If you need to confirm a date, want to know what UVA events may be taking place in your city or region, or simply want to know what student groups are doing, then you will find details in these two online calendars.

University of Virginia Magazine

The UVA Alumni Association’s award-winning magazine offers an independent window into life on Grounds and UVA’s place in the world, covering students, faculty, and alumni among other key players, and providing the larger narrative of the University’s rich history, its engaging present, and the promise of tomorrow. Virginia Magazine, which parents automatically receive, publishes four print and eight online-extra editions. Find current and back issues on the magazine website and follow it on social media.

Career Support

Alumni Career Services offers a variety of free resources for alumni, parents, and friends via its website, including a job-search tool kit and an extensive career webinar library. Alumni who are seeking a new opportunity, or employers who want to hire Hoos, may sign up for the alumni-exclusive job board to find a job or post a job for experienced talent. There is no fee to post jobs, and non-alumni may post as well.

To learn more about communications with parents, please contact Virginia E. Carter, director of communications for Student Affairs, at or at 434.924.1036.

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