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Resources for the Newcomer

Handy Local Websites:

AAA (For AAA members only)
616 Albemarle Square Shopping Center
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

City maps and tourist information. Also very knowledgeable about drivers' licenses and vehicle registrations.

Charlottesville/Albemarle County Chamber of Commerce
E. Market and 5th Sts. N.E.
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free Newcomer Information and $15 Relocation Package. See the website for other handy publications.

Charlottesville/Albemarle County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Rt. 20 South, just south of intersection with I-64, in front of Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Provides maps, directions, and local information.

National Websites:


For a newcomer information packet, call the City's Public Information Office at 970-3116. For listings of local government resources, check out the websites for Charlottesville City or Albemarle County.


Many students and a few faculty and staff members ride their bikes to the Law School when the weather is good. Charlottesville has several key roads with bike lanes. City buses have bike racks on the front that allow you to ride the bus with your bike.


The University's Graduate Student Guide offers a wealth of information for new students.


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