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Support for Students and our UVA Community

UVA Student Health and Wellness (SHW) recognizes the impact of tragedy on UVA students and the community, and we are working to support the health and well-being of our community. Below is a list of supportive resources that may be helpful in processing and coping with grief and other emotions at this time.

 

Daily Events for Students

Today- December 14

Assistance Station and Therapy Dogs
  • Drop In (no-appointment necessary)
  • Counselors available to talk
  • Thursday, Dec. 1
    • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      Assistance Station: Newcomb 164H
      Therapy Dogs: Newcomb PAC
  • Friday, Dec. 2
    • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      Assistance Station: Newcomb 164H
      Therapy Dogs: Newcomb PAC
  • Monday, Dec. 5
    • Noon - 2 p.m.
      Assistance Station: Newcomb 164H
      Therapy Dogs: Newcomb PAC
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7
    • Noon - 2 p.m.
      Assistance Station: Newcomb 164H
      Therapy Dogs: Newcomb PAC
  • Monday, Dec. 12
    • Noon - 2 p.m.
      Assistance Station: Newcomb 164H
      Therapy Dogs: Newcomb PAC
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14
    • Noon - 2 p.m.
      Assistance Station: Newcomb 164H
      Therapy Dogs: Newcomb PAC

 

Today- Sunday, December 18

Hoos for the Holidays
  • Join the Division of Student Affairs for food, fun, crafts, a food drive, and other activities to celebrate the holiday season
  • Visit the Hoos for the Holiday's website here for individual events and more information

Thursday, December 1

Lighting of the Lawn
  • Returning for the 22nd year, this beloved UVA tradition brings the community together to usher in the holiday season. The event will also be livestreamed.
  • Doors open at 6pm
  • Location: The Lawn, 7-9pm

PDFS

Ongoing Resources for Students


Counseling and Psychological Services
  • 24/7 on-call crisis help
  • 1:1 appointments
  • support group counseling
  • embedded counselors
TimelyCare
  • 24/7 on-demand access to TalkNow
  • 1:1 telehealth counseling, speak with a counselor by video or phone
Let's Talk: Drop in Session with CAPS
  • “Let’s Talk” provides an opportunity for students to speak with a CAPS therapist for around 15 minutes about non-emergency concerns in a confidential space.
  • Tuesdays from 1pm - 2:30pm with Nicolo Porto, LCSW on Zoom
  • For more information and to join visit our Let's Talk page here.
Black Student Support Circle

This is a weekly support space for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who identify as Black, African American, or African. This support space provides a safe and affirming opportunity to make connections, give and receive support, and engage in open dialogue about lived experiences at a PWI. We will discuss topics including but not limited to: academic stress, relationships, socio-political climate, community, racial in/justice, resilience and belongingness. 

  • Facilitator: Nicholas Wright, LPC, LSATP
  • Tuesdays from 11am-12pm on Zoom
  • For more information and to join visit our CAPS Group page here
In The Company of My Sisters (ITCOMS)

This is a weekly support space for Black, African American, or African female identifying students. This support space provides a safe environment to form community, mutual support and share experiences with fellow women of color. Topics vary weekly, including: academic stressors, on grounds and community events and topics concerning women of color at a PWI.

  • Facilitator: Lavender Williams, MS
  • Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm
  • Location: Dawson’s Row #2​​​​​​​
UVA Women's Center Counseling and Wellness Services
  • Counseling by appointment, in person and virtual. Call 434-982-2252 to schedule

  • Quiet spaces for reflection or to gather in small groups with hot drinks to-go (drop-in,
    9 am-5 pm)

  • Drop-in time with the center's therapy dog, Poe (11 a.m.-noon on Thursdays, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15)

PDFs

External Resources for Everyone

 

For Student Health and Wellness media inquires visit our media page.

Financial gifts can also be made to the UVA Strong Fund, a University-wide effort created and administered by the UVA Alumni Association. The goal of the fund is threefold: to support victims, survivors, and their families; to provide services for students in the wake of the tragedy; and to honor the lives of those who died on November 13.

If you are interested in sending expressions of sympathy to families of the victims or if you have questions about contributing financially, please contact Nicole Thomas, Student Affairs Development, at nat3s@virginia.edu.