"(Spark!) was a valuable resource that helped me feel prepared for my first year at UVA."
- From a first-year College of A&S student
Rev up for your first UVA semester in the College of Arts & Sciences with these self-paced workshops full of helpful tips for success and key academic resources. These workshops are bursting with engaging and thought-provoking presentations, videos, and short readings sure to spark your excitement for your first UVA semester. As an incoming first-year student, you will automatically gain access to Spark! resources through Canvas (the University's course management system). We will keep you posted with details once you have accepted UVA’s offer of admission.
Students from 2022 agreed that after engaging with Spark! content, they felt:
• More confident beginning the fall semester;
• More informed about academic and wellness resources at UVA;
• More equipped with academic and life skills to help them transition and thrive at UVA
This resource is free and requires no assignment submissions, carries no credit, and does not appear on your UVA transcript.