Welcome to the University of Virginia!
As you prepare to come to U.Va. in August, we want to make sure you know about UVaExpress, a program for first-year, new exchange students and new transfer students living outside of the United States.
UVaExpress is a free, one-way bus transportation and hospitality program from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC to the University of Virginia on Monday, August 18th and Tuesday, August 19th only.
The UVaExpress program operates for two days as a one-way service in August. Once you have arrived in Charlottesville, parents and students utilizing this service are responsible for all transportation within Charlottesville and back to Dulles International airport.
We strongly encourage you to fly into Washington Dulles International Airport (booking code IAD). Dulles Airport is a large airport outside of Washington, DC, 2 hours from the University by the UVaExpress bus.
All first-year, new transfer students, new exchange students and family members riding UVaExpress on August 18th or 19th will be greeted at Dulles airport by University of Virginia staff or volunteers who will coordinate bus departures.
All students riding UVaExpress will be brought to the UVaExpress Hospitality Center at Wilsdorf Hall on Grounds. From the hospitality center, staff and volunteers will help you obtain your student ID and move you into your residence hall. Shopping Shuttles and organized trips to the Corner and Newcomb Hall will be coordinated from Wilsdorf Hall on Monday, August 18th and Tuesday, August 19th.
All students riding UVaExpress will be brought to a location on Grounds and assisted in bringing their luggage to their residence hall.
UVaExpress allows the University to welcome our international students in style from over 60 countries since 2007!
Register for UVaExpress!
Remember you must sign up for Orientation with the Student Orientation office. All new students are asked to attend Summer Orientation, a two-day introduction to academics, student life and the resources available to you at the University. Students who live outside of the U.S. are encouraged to attend Session H on Wednesday, August 20th.
Are you a returning Student? Plan your travel to UVa. Charlottesville may be reached by U.S. train Amtrak though it requires first travelling to DC’s Union Station from Dulles International Airport.
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If you are interested in volunteering for UVaExpress please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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