Undergraduate FAQs

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions. For your convenience, they are divided into categories in the sidebar.

Chemistry t-shirts – The Graduate Student Council sells Chemistry t-shirts and sweatshirts.  There are several different styles available.  Please contact Kim Stanek (kas4wk) if you are interested in purchasing one.

Sweatshirts – $26.00 — navy blue hooded sweatshirts with the V-Chemistry image on the back and a small matching image on the front left chest.

T-shirts – Short-sleeve $14.00 Long-sleeve $16.00 – gray t-shirt with a small image of the V-Chemistry on the front and the back image will be an image of Thomas Jefferson with the quote:

“I think [Chemistry] . . . among the most useful of the sciences. . . . It is yet, indeed, a mere embryon. Its principles are contested; experiments seem contradictory; their subjects are so minute as to escape our senses; and their result too fallacious to satisfy the mind. It is probably an age too soon to propose the establishment of a system.”  –Thomas Jefferson, 1788

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There is a photo copier available to students on the east (Gilmer Hall) side of the fourth floor. Just swipe your University ID card to use it.

In addition, here are some important websites for everyone

The College of Arts and Sciences – Undergraduate Information

The University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Record

The University of Virginia’s Undergraduate Research Network, formally known as the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, advises students regarding undergraduate research opportunities and national scholarships and fellowships. They are located in the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, next to Alderman Library. They encourage students to visit the Center throughout their undergraduate careers.

The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma is the sole professional chemistry fraternity at the University of Virginia. The chapter unites a diverse group of men and women, collegiate and professional, from various fields and backgrounds with a passion for chemistry and science. Many of our brothers are highly involved in science departments at the university as professors, researchers, and teaching assistants. The chapter works closely with the Chemistry Department and partners with Charlottesville schools and organizations to create opportunities for our community to become involved in the sciences. We aim to foster the positive relationship between science and community by putting on several service events throughout the year. For further information on becoming more involved through membership, service, or professional development, please contact Kathleen Kelly (ma.axealphakappa@gmail.com), Master Alchemist (President). In addition, our local chapter is located at 1713 Jefferson Park Avenue.

Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO) promotes the scientific and economic impact of the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia by hosting regional events, often in partnership with the local technology councils, to help bioscience professionals network with their neighbors.  At the University level, the VABIO Chapter at UVA is dedicated to provideing outreach based opportunities for both area high schools and university students, with events ranging from laboratory shadowing experiences for high schoolers to local biotechnology company tours for university students.

University of Virginia Office of the Dean of Students supports student learning and interpersonal growth that creates engaged citizen leaders. On the second floor of Peabody Hall, students will find a team that is available to assist students in navigating and developing a unique student experience, grounded in the history and traditions of one of the finest higher education institutions in the world.

University of Virginia Office for Diversity and Equity provides leadership, information, consultation , coordination, and assistance to the various units and constituencies within the University of Virginia in an effort to embrace diversity and equity as pillars of excellence, synergize actions at all levels of the institution, and cultivate inclusiveness and mutual respect throughout the community.