UVA Express


As you prepare to come to UVA in August 2018, we want to make sure you know about UVA Express. UVA Express is a program designed to help transition new first-year and transfer undergraduate students living outside of the United States into life at the University of Virginia. UVA Express is for first-year and new undergraduate transfer students only.

UVA Express is a free, one-way bus transportation and hospitality program from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC to the University of Virginia on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. If you are unable to arrive in the U.S. on this day, there are other ways to reach Charlottesville, VA as noted below.

The UVA Express program operates for one day 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.

All first-year, new undergraduate transfer students, and family members riding UVA Express on August 22nd will be greeted at Dulles airport by University of Virginia staff or volunteers who will coordinate bus departures.

All students riding UVA Express will be brought to the UVA Express Hospitality Center on Grounds. From the hospitality center, staff and volunteers will help you obtain your student ID and move you into your residence hall.


UVA Express allows the University to welcome our international students in style from over 60 countries since 2007!

UVA Express:
Customs and Immigration: Richard Tanson, tanson@virginia.edu

Orientation: 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 ride UVA Express will attend Session K.

International Dinner: If you ride UVA Express, please also consider attending the annual International Dinner.

Are you an exchange student, graduate student or a returning Student? Plan your travel to UVA:

  • If you are flying into Dulles International Airport, Charlottesville may be reached by U.S. train Amtrak  though it requires first traveling to DC’s Union Station from Dulles.
  • If you are flying into Charlottesville – Ablemarle Airport, there are plenty of taxi and car services available for transportation to the University of Virginia Grounds.

Other Transportation Options:

If you are interested in volunteering for UVA Express, please email uvaexpress@virginia.edu.


Orientation, International Studies Office, Housing

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