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September 18, 2017

tips for housing decisions

Having just arrived a mere month ago on Grounds, you start to hear it everywhere: "you need to start signing leases for the next year, or you will be left out." In the rush to find that perfect spot, or perhaps out of fear of being left without choices, many students –especially first and second years—sign leases with people they do not know well, for apartments that may not be nearly as great as they sounded when their friends first told them about them.

August 24, 2017

Any change in life can cause stress, even a positive change. Whether you’re coming to UVA for the first time or returning to Grounds for your second, third, or fourth year, change can be stressful. Relationships are new or different, and you may find yourself in the middle of unfamiliar experiences and living spaces, all of which contribute to the excitement and challenge of adjusting to a new year. But any change presents a good opportunity for growth.

June 15, 2017

Tips for Emerging Adulthood

Did you know there is a life stage called Emerging Adulthood? Well, as a UVA student or recent graduate, you’re right in the middle of it! It’s an exciting and uncertain time, full of opportunity and change. Read on for tips on how to enjoy and master this important phase of life.

The Five Defining Characteristics of Emerging Adulthood are:

February 28, 2017

Spring break and vacations are a time to relax, rejuvenate, travel, and enjoy time with family and friends. Being safe during this time will ensure that you do have fun and that you bring back good memories of your experience. Here are some tips to make sure that your travel experience is great! Travel Safety Tips

January 04, 2017

"Eat healthier." "Get more organized." "Exercise more."

November 18, 2016

Expectations and Relationships

June 02, 2016

The sun is shining, the Corner is quiet, and the summer is finally here. Why would anyone need tips for summer time? It should be fun….right? Anytime there is a big change in a daily schedule, it is good to be aware that mental and emotional adjustments may be needed. In addition, everyone has different needs. Some people need to use the summer time for a stress break and take it easy. Others need to use this time to work for financial needs as well as experience for future employment. Others may use this time to travel, either for education or for enjoyment- sometimes both.

August 17, 2015

The art of coloring is no longer a fond memory from our childhood. Buy yourself a coloring book that interests you, grab a set of colored pencils, and go to town. Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. The art of coloring in the lines is an effective tool for relaxation. When you sit down and color, your focus lies only on that activity. This type of focus pushes the stress in your life aside when pencil (or crayon) hits paper. You tap into your creative side and activate your imagination through your color choices and even choice of coloring page.

April 14, 2015

Please note: Any student from any school is welcome to drop by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) safety tent during the Foxfield Races for free water, snack foods and sunscreen. The Foxfield website includes a Student Information page with ticket and policy information.

May 28, 2014

Summer vacation is usually a time to relax, rejuvenate, travel and enjoy time with friends and family. Being safe while traveling over summer vacation will ensure that your fun is sustained for the three months and that you have good memories of your experiences. Below are some tips to ensure that your summer vacation is great! Travel Tips