Resources for Families

Virginia Law Families & Partners

Virginia Law Families & Partners serves as an outlet to bring together law students and their partners to foster friendships and provide engaging programs. VLFP is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and fun-filled space for families and partnerships to meet, interact and share fellowship. The society supports and promotes the interests of students facing the challenges of attending law school while raising children. Issues of specific concern include child care, medical resources, and family activities or community events, with particular emphasis on low-cost options to help those on a tight budget. VLFP also supports the Law School admissions staff by encouraging individuals with families and partners to apply for admission and attend the Law School, and by serving as an information resource for potential attendees.

UVA Dean of Students


The Office of the Dean of Students offers general assistance to students on questions related to student life. 

Charlottesville Family

This local weekly website and print magazine is dedicated to making parenting easier and growing up fun for families in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area. It includes a calendar of family-friendly events, feature articles on parenting, resource guides, discussion forums, school information and more.

International Studies Family Handbook

The International Studies site, designed for international students, has useful information on eligibility and application materials regarding F-2 or J-2 status.