If your summer plans are flexible and you are eager to start your college experience as soon as possible, apply to join us on Grounds from July 12-August 13!
Experience what life is like as a college student at UVA: Live in a residence hall with a roommate; eat in the dining halls; and get to know current undergraduates who will reside alongside you, plan group activities, and (perhaps best of all!) share their experiences and perspectives.
Participants will move in on Tuesday, July 12, attend the You & UVA Welcome Day on Wednesday, July 13, and participate in Session D of Summer Orientation on Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15. Move-out is Saturday, August 13.
The heart of this program is the opportunity to take two graded, 3-credit College classes during Summer Session III which begins on Monday, July 18 and concludes on Friday, August 12. Both courses will appear on your transcript and factor into your UVA GPA.
Your first class is LASE 2510: Introduction to Social Identity and the University, a course specially designed to help incoming first-year students strengthen the critical reading, analytical thinking, and self-directed learning skills which college requires. Practice evidence-based academic strategies while engaging with scholarly discourse on the definition, expression, and intersection of social identities, as well as on the nature of the university as a chosen community, shaping and shaped by its increasingly diverse membership.
Your second class will be selected from a slate of approved College summer courses that have been vetted as appropriate for incoming first-year students. Your options will span the full range of departmental offerings, from African American Studies to Women, Gender, & Sexuality.
In addition to these courses, you will attend weekly events, such as workshops and dinners, that will introduce you to representatives from a variety of student services across Grounds.
The College covers all costs associated with the You & UVA Residential Program except transportation, including tuition and fees, room and board, and course materials!
There are only 50 spots available in this immersive program.
Underrepresented, first generation, and low-income students are especially encouraged to apply.