Incoming Student Action Items

 Action Items

Save the Dates!

Orientation: June 13

Summer Session II (Chemistry 1): June 21- July 16

Summer Session III (Chemistry 2): July 18- August 12

1st Day of Fall Semester: August 23

Fall Break: October 1-4

Election Day (No Classes): November 8

Thanksgiving Recess: November 23-27

Last Day of Fall Finals: December 16

1st Day of Spring Semester: January 18

Spring Break: March 4-12

Last Day of Spring Finals: May 12

Activating your UVA Accounts & ID Photo Upload

Activate your UVA Computing ID & Password:

These credentials will not only grant you access to your new UVA email & Zoom accounts, but you will need these to access SIS (Student Information System) where you will apply for financial aid, update personal information, make payments, and view your grades and transcripts.

In order to create your UVA password and access your accounts, see the First Time Account Activation Guide. Please be sure to complete the following steps:

1. Go to the New to UVA Student IT Checklist. If you need to create or reset a password, complete the form using the following information:
    Computing ID:  xxx
    SIS ID (also your Access Code) : XXX

2. You can log into SIS by going to the UVA homepage and clicking "SIS" in the upper right-hand corner. Use computing ID and password to enter.
3. Set up your 2-step Duo login with primary and secondary devices (i.e.- your computer and cellphone)
4. Log into your UVA Gmail account & create UVA Zoom account (See Student IT Checklist for direct links)

For Photo Submissions: 

Photos must meet the following requirements:

  • Background must be solid white or light color

  • Face and shoulders must be face forward

  • No sunglasses, hats, or anyone else in photo

  • Photo must be a color JPEG, minimum of 2x3 inches

  • File should not exceed 400 KB

  • Submit only one photo at a time

***You will receive an email accepting or rejecting your photo. Please monitor this and submit an updated photo if your initial photo is rejected. Feedback from ID Services will be offered in order to improve photo acceptance.


Off-Grounds: One way to begin your search for privately owned housing is the University Off-Grounds Housing Office (OGHO) or the Blue Ridge Apartment Council.

Other options for finding housing or classified lists are through the local newspaper, The Daily Progress or check on

This year's cohort has created a document with where they live with prices, pet policies, distance to Grounds, etc, Past cohorts have provided their own reviews of local housing options and compiled a housing list with monthly rents (these prices are not current- this is an older document).

See this Campus Map for where most of your classes will be held and another alum made this Google map for favorite spots around Charlottesville.


Note: We do not recommend apartments in the 12th and 14th street areas of Charlottesville. These areas are heavily populated by undergraduates and are known for late night parties that are disruptive to neighbors.

***While Post-Bac students are eligible for on-Grounds housing, they receive last priority in that process as they are non-degree students. We have had PBPM students explore this option in the past, but most end up choosing off-Grounds options. 

Once the class is finalized (mid-March), we will send names and email addresses in case you'd like to coordinate roommates/housing situations. Students from past cohorts or other graduate students make great roommates too!

Student Health Insurance & Requirements

Student Health Insurance- Summer Coverage: Enrollment begins May 1! All students are required to hold health insurance for the entire duration of the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program. Should you need summer coverage, please email Since the coverage is for UVA Summer Sessions 1-3, and our program begins at the start of Summer Session 2, an adjusted rate premium of $474.10will be available to PBPM students for the two summer sessions (June 21st-July 31st). 

Pre-Entrance Health Form: Due August 1! All PBPM students are required to have a healthcare provider complete the 2022-2023 Pre-Entrance Health Form for Medical & Nursing Students. ( Since you will have similar access to UVA Health System as medical & nursing students, all post-bac students are held to the same health requirement standards.  We recommend having this form completed no later than August 1, 2022 and submitted directly to UVA’s Department of Student Health. Failure to complete this form on time could result in removing you from classes.

Student Health Insurance 2022-2023: Beginning July 18th, you can enroll/waive UVA Student Health Insurance for the 2022-2023 academic year. Coverage will begin August 1, 2022 and will extend to July 31, 2023. Annual Premium is $TBD. Failure to enroll/waive this health insurance will result in an automatic charge of $TBD on September 30, 2022. 

Student Disability Access Center

Financial Aid (New!)

PBPM Student Tips

  • Here are some tips from former post-bacs to help you prepare for your transition to the PBPM Program:

  • The number one recommendation is to enjoy your next few months! Spend time with friends and family, travel, and participate in activities you love. Finish your current engagements (work, school etc.) strong, so that you can focus on school once you arrive in Charlottesville.

  • Give some thought to things you can do now to make your life easier later. Invest in a crock\instant pot, compile some easy recipes, and make sure you have comfortable closed-toed shoes you can wear to lab. Consider investing in a planner and a calculator you are comfortable using.

  • If you are moving from somewhere with a very different climate, consider stocking up on some Virginia appropriate apparel (it’s hot and humid in the summer, and it snows in the winter!).

  • Per a recent alum's advice, the first 5-7 videos in this Khan Academy playlist may ease your transition into General Chemistry this summer.