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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
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups/74737
Twitter@UVA
YouTube: youtube.com/uva

Parent Help Line
434.243.3333
parents@virginia.edu

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.

Communications

Parent Handbook

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

Parents Website
www.virginia.edu/parents

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

UVA Today Daily Report
http://news.virginia.edu

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:
http://vpsa.virginia.edu/communications

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 http://hoosonline.virginia.edu/parentsemail.

Emergencies
www.virginia.edu/emergency

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
http://uvamagazine.org

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

Parents and family members are invited to take advantage of programs and services offered by the UVA Alumni Association’s Career Services team. The Friday Forum Webinar Series features current topics on career and professional development.

And pay it forward by letting your employers know about UVAlumniJOBS, where job opportunities, from entry level to experienced professionals, can be posted free of charge for the benefit of University of Virginia graduates from all schools.

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

For more information
www.virginia.edu/parents