Last week, Vice Provost for Global Affairs Ambassador Steve Mull and Dean of Students Julie Caruccio sent a message to Ukrainian students.
This message is going out to students whom our records indicate are from Ukraine.
We have been watching events near and in Ukraine over the past several weeks and are growing increasingly concerned, as we know you must be, about the prospects for an outbreak of war in the near future. Experiencing such situations from far away can be alarming and stressful, and communications challenges, non-stop press coverage, and concern about family and friends back home can make those feelings even worse.
During this difficult time, you are not alone. We write to assure you of the University’s support and solidarity with you and your families and friends back home in Ukraine.
Please be in touch with us if there’s anything with which we can assist you during these challenging times, whether in connection with your current studies, enrollment status, and any stress and feelings of worry you may have.
The University’s Counseling and Psychological Services is also available and ready to help in any way it can.
Ukrainian students are an important part of our community here at UVA, and we want you to know that we are here for you with any support we can provide.
Vice Provost for Global Affairs
Interim Dean of Students