University of Virginia: School of Architecture

Graduate Tour Request and Open House information


Please complete the Tour Request Form below to schedule a student-led tour and schedule-permitting, a meeting with a faculty member in your desired department. Please PLAN AHEAD. We may not be able to accommodate you with less than a week's notice. You are always welcome to visit our graduate studios which meet 2-6 Monday, Wednesday and Fridays on the 4th floor of Campbell Hall as well as use our self-guided tour brochure to see the building and fabrication areas. NOTE: FACULTY CANNOT MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY AS APPLICATION REVIEWS ARE IN PROGRESS.


Admitted GRADUATE STUDENT OPEN HOUSE - Monday, April 11, 2016

Admitted students will receive information about the spring Open House in their admission letters. Decisions will be made by March 1 for all of our programs.

Master of Landscape Architecture 'Tea + Tour' dates 

Prospective MLA students are invited to meet with the Graduate Program Director, Nancy Takahashi, for tea, then tour the School of Architecture with a current MLA student.  

One remaining date for Fall 2015:

  • Friday, November 13, 2015; 10am - 12pm

Please sign up through the Tour Request form below.

Planning Department Tea dates

Prospective MUEP students are invited to join the Planning Department for tea and scones and meet with faculty and current students. The next Planning Tea is scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2015, from 3-5pm. Please sign up through the Tour Request form below.

For registrants signing up at least a week in advance, we will also schedule a student-led tour as well as meeting with a member of the faculty prior to the 3pm tea.

Academic year visits (September-April)

We would be happy to schedule an individual tour and faculty appointment (as available) Monday through Friday while school is in session. As faculty have very busy schedules all visits must be scheduled at least one week in advance. Please plan to be flexible regarding appointment times on the date of your choice.

  • Fall semester classes end December 8, 2015.
  • There are no classes October 5 and 6th due to reading days.
  • The University is closed Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving Break.
  • Spring semester classes resume Wednesday, January 20, 2016.
  • Professor availability will be limited in February due to admissions committee meetings.


Summer Tours: May through August

All summer tours and information sessions are by appointment only and are scheduled using the tour request form below.  You are more than welcome to use our self-guided tour brochure to explore Campbell Hall on your own if you do not make an appointment in advance.

  • The University is closed on Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

Over the summer the building is not as inhabited by current students and faculty as it is during the academic year.  If at all possible, we suggest you plan to visit September-April; however if your schedule only allows for a summer visit, it is best to visit during summer session III when our Graduate Summer Design Institute (SDI) is running [mid-July to mid-August].  We do not offer weekend tours during the summer.


Grad Tour Form

*Required Field

*Name Street Address City State Zip Country (if not U.S.) *Telephone Number *Email Address *Date and time you would like to visit. (*review dates/times/closing info above)
*Area(s) of Interest
Architectural History Architecture PhD in the Constructed Environment
Landscape Architecture Urban and Environmental Planning
Typically meetings are scheduled with the department chair or director of the graduate program. If you have another preference for your faculty meeting, please name the faculty member here:

How did you hear about the School of Architecture at U. Va.?


When do you intend to enroll at U. Va.?

Thank you for your information. Someone from the School of Architecture will be contacting you soon.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact:
Kristine Nelson
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
School of Architecture

Please fill in the required fields, above.