Frequently Asked Questions from Our Tours...
Every week we'll post answers to prospective students' questions. Some will be FAQs from tours, like this week, and others will be responses to comments and emails received via this blog. If you have a question about a post we've covered previously, comment to ask us for more information. Have we not covered it yet? Email us at UVaSummer14@virginia.edu and we'll reply with an answer!
Can people major/take classes in two different academic schools?
The answer is: Yes. Many of my older friends double major in Systems Engineering within the E-School, but also major in Economics within the college of Arts and Sciences. Also even if you do not want to double major, students from one school can still enroll and take classes from another. As a result, there is a lot of crossing between schools especially early on in a student’s academic career.
How do I get involved in Greek Life?
As a new first-year student at UVa, you cannot rush a fraternity or sorority until the spring semester of your first-year. This policy is called deferred rush, and it's designed to allow first-year students to adjust to college life and get to know their dorm mates and hall mates before they begin the process of rush. After your spring semester in your first year, you can still rush Greek Life organizations at UVa during the spring and fall semesters of your second year.