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Mission

Newcomb Centers & Services is a union of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to creating a uniquely vibrant and engaging community experience at the University of Virginia. Our mission is to serve as the hub of community activity at the University, create a living laboratory for student self-governance, and provide world-class service to students, colleagues, and guests.

Five units in the Office of the Dean of Students work collaboratively to manage a diverse portfolio of programs, services, and facilities that support life on and around Grounds.

  • Business Services & Operations                                                        
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Marketing Services
  • Student Activities
  • Technology & Innovation 

Vision

Our vision is to become a model of practice in student self-governance, operational efficiency, and innovative thinking. 

Strategic Pillars

  1. Deliver excellence in student organization support, including the coordination of major events and programs.
  2. Support innovative use of facilities and technology.
  3. Advance student leadership development and engagement.
  4. Provide world class event planning services.
  5. Promote collaboration that improves the student and staff experience.

Every day, the Newcomb team supports student involvement in over 700 student organizations, manages nearly 200,000 square feet of activity space across Grounds, and employs over 100 student staff to deliver a robust intellectual, professional, and social experience at the University of Virginia. In true Jeffersonian tradition, our students lead the way in defining their educational enterprise. They set goals, make decisions, plan and implement budgets, and in many similar ways both large and small manage an experience that, at many other places, would be more directly supervised by professional staff. Here, we truly partner with students to facilitate out-of-classroom opportunities that complement their daily learning.