UVa CHARGE Program

Candidate and Faculty Guide to UVa & Charlottesville

Charlottesville Downtown Mall


 

Living in C'ville

"When I came to UVa, I was completely consumed by my research, setting up the laboratory and teaching. However, eventually I ventured from the Chemistry building and realized that there is a high quality of life in Charlottesville because of the people, organizations, activities and community!"

—Linda Columbus
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Molecular Physiology

 

Food

Discover why “Charlottesville is the locavore capital of the world”—Forbes

List of Restaurants in greater Charlottesville, by type of food

City Market  farmer’s market every Saturday morning downtown, and Thursday afternoons in a nearby park

Relay Foods online grocer selling locally grown and produced food

Local Food Hub -  a nonprofit organization that partners with Virginia farmers to increase community access to local food

Polyface Farms –Joel Salatin’s farm made famous in The Omnivore's Dilemma, located just 50 miles from C’ville

Rock Barn Pork Share monthly shares of locally raised and butchered pork, bacon, sausage, ham pigstrami and pork skirts

C-ville Weekly Food and Drink page

The Best of Cville 2015- Food and Drink

Edible Blue Ridge for all the local food news, shopping, recipes and farm to table

Knife&Fork

Buy Fresh, Buy Local a list of all farmer’s markets, farms, and orchards in the region selling direct to the public

 

Wineries & Breweries

Vineyards, Breweries & Cideries
Charlottesville abounds with wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries that are getting national attention.

Wineries

Breweries

Distilleries

Cider

 

Spiritual, Religious and Contemplative Groups


List of Spiritual and Religious Groups in the C'ville area (page maintained by Monticello Avenue, the Community Network for Charlottesville & Albemarle County, VA)

Healthy Living Directory – directory of some of the holistic and integrative mind, body and health practitioners in the Charlottesville area.

U.Va. Mindfulness Center - supporting the integration of mindfulness-based practices into UVa's clinical, educational and research programs of for over 17 years.

U.Va. Contemplative Sciences Center is committed to research, learning, and engagement related to contemplation across all UVa schools and units.

 

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Getting Around Charlottesville

Getting to Charlottesville

Getting Around Charlottesville

Media  radio, newspapers, etc

Monticello Avenue Media page

Banks & Shopping

Volunteer & Public Service Opportunities

Community Groups – clubs, associations, neighborhood groups, etc. (page maintained by Monticello Avenue, the Community Network for Charlottesville & Albemarle County, VA https://avenue.org/index.htm)

 

Pets

Vets in Charlottesville and Albemarle Area

Vets in Yellow Pages

Emergency Vets – Charlottesville

Charlottesville Cat Care Clinic - vet services and boarding for cats only

Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA

Cats

Charlottesville Cat Care Clinic - vet services and boarding for cats only

The Cat House – a fun shop on the Downtown Mall

Dogs

Dogs page – all things dog in C’ville

BringFido.com – all things dog-friendly around Charlottesville

Albemarle County Dog Parks

Horses

Virginia Horse Council

Whoa there! Country property considerations when owning a horse - article

Charlottesville Breeds Healthy Horse Industry – article

Virginia Cooperative Extension - Horses

 

Telephone Numbers

Emergency

  • 911 outside UVA
  • 9-911 from a UVA phone
  • Police Non-Emergency
    • (434) 977-9041 Charlottesville non-emergency
    • (434) 296-5807 Albemarle county non-emergency
    • 1-800-552-0962 State Police
  • Blue Ridge Poison Control
    (434) 924-5543 or 1-800-451-1428
  • Hospitals
    • UVA Emergency Room
      (434)924-2231
    • Martha Jefferson Emergency Room (434) 982-7150
  • Psychiatric Emergency (434) 972-1800

Pharmacies

  • CVS 24 Hour, Barracks Road (434) 293-9151
  • American Red Cross (434) 979-7143

U.Va.

  • U.Va. Operator/Information,(434) 924-0311
  • Human Resources ,(434) 924-4598
  • Equal Opportunity Program (EOP), ( 434) 924-3384
  • Housing, (434) 924-6873
  • Parking and Transportation, (434) 924-7231
  • Provost’s Office, (434) 924-3728
  • University Police, Business Dept., (434) 924-7166

 

 

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Child Care & Schools

TIP: Plan ahead! Good pre-schools and daycare in Charlottesville fill up very quickly and have waiting lists, especially for infant care. Contact pre-schools and daycare options as soon as possible to help insure a place for your children.

School ratings

Mother’s Rooms at UVA

  • New Cabell Hall, Room 053A
  • 575 Alderman Rd. complex
  • Rice Hall, room 201
  • Ruffne Hallr, 276 


 

 

 

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Guide prepared by the U.Va. CHARGE program to support the recruitment, development, and career success of diverse tenure-track/tenured faculty. Sponsored by the NSF ADVANCE AWARD #1209197.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science  Foundation. 

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