Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs is dedicated to creating a University-wide focus on graduate education and postdoctoral training by establishing good communication and working relationships with graduate schools, departments, and graduate students. We collaborate on efforts to develop intellectually-stimulating environments for research, teaching, and service and to recruit, mentor, retain, and graduate a talented and diverse community of graduate students. We believe a successful graduate experience relies on high-quality faculty, competitive financial support, and opportunities for professional and career development.

Events & News

UVA Lawn and Amphitheater

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs hosts all new and returning graduate students for a welcome convocation ceremony with a distinguished speaker.  Convocation will be held on the Lawn…

Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room
Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room
New Cabell Hall 349 / French Conference Room


Learn about getting settled in and find useful information on all that Charlottesville has to offer in the Graduate Guide!
The All-University Graduate Teaching Awards honor the university’s graduate students for their commitment to and excellence in undergraduate instruction.  The awards honor excellence in all forms of teaching conducted by graduate students, whether it occurs in a classroom, a laboratory, or in a studio.
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs disseminates current information about various funding sources, and manages the selection processes for numerous internal and external fellowships and grants each year.