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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 units at UVA use social media, including President Ryan. To stay in touch with UVA, you may wish to follow:

President Ryan: @presjimryan (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)
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.


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 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 ongoing emergency at the University, the best source of official information will be the University’s Emergency home page. For more details, see Student Safety. For personal emergencies involving your student, you can reach the Dean-on-Call by calling 434.924.7133 during business hours or 434.924.7166 after hours.

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. Parents receive complimentary copies of Virginia Magazine's print edition every quarter, plus Virginia Magazine e-newsletters every month.