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Admission Sessions and Tours

Thank you for your interest in visiting U.Va.

Information sessions and walking tours are given year-round, while classes are in session. Please make a reservation online prior to your visit. Once seating capacity has been reached, the session will be closed and will no longer appear in the reservation system. We suggest that you try to make arrangements to attend another day.

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Please note that for the safety and security of our students, walking tours will not go inside residence halls. Virtual tours of the residence halls are available on the Housing website.  See the bottom of this page for information about touring individual schools and academic departments. 

Please be sure to check the monthly schedules for updates to locations and times if a reservation is made well in advance.


Unless indicated otherwise, visitors are invited to park in the Central Grounds Parking Garage located at 400 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville, VA 22904. We provide three hours of parking validation Monday through Friday.  After the tour, please present your parking ticket at the Office of Admission reception desk for validation. We are not able to validate parking on weekends or on home football game days. Parking validation guaranteed only when Office of Admission is open, typically M - F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you!


March, 2015 - updated 3/20 (note: 3/27 1:15 session location changed)
April, 2015 - updated 3/20
May, 2015


Information Session

January 1 - March 14 M-F 10:15 am
March 15 - April 30 M-F 10:15 am and 1:15 pm
May M-F 10:15 am
June 1 - June 17 M-F 10:15 am
June 18- August 31 M-F 10:15 am and 1:15 pm
Sat. 10:15 am
September-November M-F 10:15 am
Sat. 9:15 am or 10:15 am (see schedules)
December M-F 10:15 am

Tours will not be conducted during breaks.  Please check monthly schedules above for specific information. 

All months

M-F  11:00 am, and 2:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am or 11:00 am*
Sun. 11 am (September - April)


Nursing School Tours
The School of Nursing offers information sessions and tours by appointment. See the Nursing school's visit page for information.

Engineering School Tours
The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers guided tours Monday-Thursday at 1 PM and Friday-Saturday at 1 PM and 3 PM when classes are in session. All tours begin in the lobby of Thornton Hall. Registration is not required. See the engineering school's tour page for more information and directions. No Saturday tours are given when there is a home football game.

Commerce School Tours
The McIntire School of Commerce offers guided tours when classes are in session on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Tours are not available during the summer, school breaks or during home football games. Registration is not required.

The School of Commerce is located in Rouss & Robertson Halls on the East Lawn.  Visitors should enter Rouss Hall from the Lawn level (4th floor) and meet inside the entry lobby on the 4th floor.  Saturday tours will meet on the steps of Rouss Hall and not inside the building. The tours should last no more than 30 minutes.  Registration is not required. For more information, please see the School of Commerce website.

Architecture School Tours
The School of Architecture offers tours Monday through Friday, when classes are in session. Please make a reservation through the tour request form.

Arts Grounds Tours
For those prospective students interested in pursuing the Arts academically or extra-curricularly, the Arts Grounds Guides offer informational tours of the various Arts departments' facilities, located both on Arts Grounds and within Old Cabell Hall. Tours leave from Fayerweather Hall at 1pm Monday through Friday, and are tailored to a student or group's particular interests. For additional information, please send inquiries to

Kinesiology Department Visits/Tours
The Department of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education offers tours by appointment. See their "What's Next" page for information.

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