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


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