Basic Needs

Find resources supporting student health, safety, security, and equity—the foundations of flourishing.


Guidance and resources supporting equitable access and inclusion

AccessUVA and FirstGeneration Student Support
Educational opportunities and academic and social support for first-generation and low-income students at UVA

Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Numerous educational resources and outreach, consultation, and other services for students from historically underrepresented groups

Report a Barrier
Submission form for reporting a failure regarding UVA’s commitment to equal access and the civil rights of people with disabilities

Student Disability Access Center
Helps ensure that students can participate fully in UVA programming and opportunities through the provision of academic accommodations, support services, advocacy, and educational training throughout the UVA community


Short- and long-term financial needs and legal assistance

Emergency Financial Resources
Information on short-term interest-free loans

Employment Opportunities
On- and off-Grounds employment information for students

Scholarships & Funding
Financial support for tuition, internships, research, and study abroad programs

Student Financial Services
Financial aid (scholarships, grants, need-based loans, and work-study options) and personal finance resources for students

Student Legal Services
No-charge consultations and  low-cost legal assistance for students supported by UVA Student Council

UVA Mutual Aid
UVA Student Council Resource Unit offering modest, no-strings-attached student grants funded by UVA community members 


Access to healthy food and healthful eating resources

Food Insecurity Resources
Handy guide to food insecurity issues and support from Student Health and Wellness

Nutrition Services
Nutrition consultations with a Registered Dietitian at no charge, including assessment, follow-up counseling, and/or referral support. Services are grounded in a weight-neutral, health-forward approach.

On-Grounds & Community Food Assistance
Food-based resources and food security support on- and off-Grounds

UVA Community Food Pantry
UVA Student Council Resource Unit providing free food, recipes, and other healthful eating resources 

Mental Healthcare

Clinical psychological services and resources 

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPs)
Clinical services, consultations, and resources to facilitate students’ emotional, relational, and academic development and success 

Madison House Helpline
Free, student-run hotline during the academic year that offers support and referrals to professional assistance when necessary and appropriate

Mary D. Ainsworth Psychological Clinic
Psychological services sponsored by the Department of Psychology’s Clinical Training Program and provided by clinical faculty members and supervised graduate student therapists 

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center Counseling
Counseling services for college students related to a broad range of issues—from the stresses of young adulthood to traumatic events in their lives or within their families or communities

Physical Healthcare

Medical care and treatment resources

HealthyHoos patient portal 
Secure website and portal for making appointments with Student Health and Wellness and accessing information 

Medical Services at Student Health and Wellness
Comprehensive clinical services for students, including primary care, gynecology, gender-affirming care, immunizations and allergy care, and speciality care referrals 

UVA Health Pharmacy at Student Health and Wellness
A full-service UVA Health satellite pharmacy on the first floor of the Student Health and Wellness building, located at 550 Brandon Avenue


Incident reporting, crisis management, and prevention against violence, harassment, and abuse

Emergency numbers & other critical safety resources
Contact information and resources for emergencies and student health and safety

Gender Violence Resources & Assistance
Information and support related to gender violence and long-term education and advocacy from the Women’s Center

Hoos Against Hazing
Information on recognizing and reporting hazing and other resources 

Incident Response & Reporting
Dean on Call and information on reporting sexual misconduct, hazing, or bias

Sexual Harm Prevention
Outreach, bystander training, and other resources promoting a culture of sexual respect from Hoos Got Your Back

Shelter And Transportation

Information and resources for safe, secure, and accessible housing and transportation

Housing & Residential Life
On-Grounds residential living and support programming and off-Grounds housing assistance

Parking & Transportation
Fare-free University Transit Service (UTS), the CavPool rideshare program, public transportation info, and escooter and ebike guidance

Safe Rides & After Hours Transportation
On-demand, point-to-point transport and safety escorts

Walking & Biking
Pedestrian- and bike-friendly resources, including maps and safety information

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