Prospective or newly admitted UVa student?

You've got questions, and we've got answers.

Sign up online to meet with a current student. Choose whatever time is most convenient for you.

Meet with a student for an hour over coffee or lunch. Have a candid conversation about UVa student life.

Ask any questions you may have about the university—even those you might not want to on an official tour.


Common Grounds is a student-run organization at the University of Virginia. Our goal is to bring together prospective and current students to discuss different experiences and opportunities around the University. We achieve this through matching like-minded individuals to facilitate dialogue in a casual setting over coffee. Through this informal environment, we hope to encourage honest and open conversation that satisfies each prospective students’ individual interest and queries. With members actively involved throughout the University, we hope to provide each prospective student with a holistic view of the many possibilities UVA has to offer.