UVA Express


As you prepare to come to UVA in August 2019, we want to make sure you know about UVA Express. UVA Express is a program designed to help transition new first-year, transfer undergraduate students, and undergraduate exchange students living outside of the United States into life at the University of Virginia.

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 21, 2019. 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 only as a one-way service to Charlottesville. All riders of UVA Express on August 21st are greeted at Dulles airport by University of Virginia staff or volunteers who will coordinate bus departures to Charlottesville and the UVA Express Hospitality Center on Grounds.


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, an 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 a 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:

Parents and students utilizing the UVA Express service are responsible for all transportation within Charlottesville and back to Dulles International airport.


Orientation, International Studies Office, Housing

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