The University of Virginia Alumni Association offers a variety of services for current students, including information sessions on housing, dining options, and financial aid. Of special note is its involvement with the First-, Second-, and Third-Year Class Councils, and with the Fourth-Year Trustees, who receive support from the association in selecting officers, coordinating the class gift, and planning more than 150 events each year, such as Lighting of the Lawn, class parties, career and life skills events, and Finals Weekend activities (see Citizen Leadership).
Parents receive the Alumni Association’s award-winning Virginia Magazine (see Communications with Parents). The association's Gift for Grad program is a way for parents to give their student lifetime membership at a discount.
It is important that students keep their personal records with the University updated, especially their home and mailing addresses. Regularly reading email also is extremely important. It is University policy to send official communications to students via their University email accounts.
Students can update their addresses and other personal information through SIS, the Student Information System.