Useful Links

The Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese has long served as a supportive and collaborative environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovative dissertation projects.

There are a lot of moving parts to a graduate program, especially in a large, research university.

Our resources tab includes links to academic centers, research guides from the library, and fellowship opportunities.

Here are some additional resources to help graduate students navigate the program:

Life in Charlottesville

Aquatic, Fitness, and Intramurals (free to UVa graduate students)

Charlottesville Trail Runners: for the brave

Champion Brewery Wednesday Run: for the less brave

City of Charlottesville Parks Guide

Camping & Hiking Guide (Shenandoah Valley)

Darden School Guide to Living in Cville: overview of music, food, and things to do

Law School Guide to Living in Cville: more ideas

Local Transit Map: a guide to the bus and trolley system

First Fridays: live music, local food, and art galleries free and open to the public, on the first Friday of the month

Final Fridays: music and conversation at UVa's Art Gallery, on the final Friday of the month

Professional Development

Graduate Career Appointments: schedule an appointment with Amy Clobes (OGPA)

Help with Teaching: the Center for Teaching Excellence supports your development as a teacher

Professional Development Documents: online tools and resources from OGPA

SIP Jobs: a joinable site on collab. Log in, search joinable sites, and download useful resources

Three Minute Thesis: an excellent way to distill your dissertation project to its essence, and explain it to people outside of your field

Self-Care

Aquatic, Fitness, and Intramurals (free to UVa graduate students)

Contemplative Sciences Center (free classes in yoga, meditation, stress management)

Director of Diversity Programs: email Keisha John, Director of Diversity Programs in the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

Funny cartoons about research: from our friends at XKCD

Self-Care: good advice from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Women's Center: counseling and resources for work-life balance