• Resources & Support

  • Advising

    The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provides advising services for students, including:

    • Confidential coaching and counseling support for students experiencing personal challenges during their tenure at Darden 
    • Academic advising resources for students seeking clarification of Darden’s grading system and academic standards
    • Assisting students in identifying co-curricular activities to advance personal goals and career interests 
    • Working closely with students who are experiencing academic difficulty by helping them develop an action plan for improvement, and discussing additional resources including tutoring.

    Clubs

    The student clubs at Darden provide educational, social and career opportunities as well as hands-on leadership and management experience for the club officers. 40+ student clubs offer co-curricular programs, and students can choose which clubs appeal to their personal needs and interests. Membership and participation in clubs is a vital part of the Darden experience.

    International Students

    Student Affairs works with the U.Va. International Studies Office (ISO) to provide a support network for academic and social needs for international students studying at Darden. OSA develops programs and initiatives, and these events and activities enrich the international students’ experience at Darden, the International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) in August, the International Food Festival in September, Plus One Day and the International Thanksgiving Dinner in November and more throughout the year.

    Partners and Families

    The OSA team strives to extend our support beyond the walls of Darden to include students’ partners and families. You’ll find the Darden community is a welcoming and caring place for both students and their families. A great resource for partners and family members is the Darden Partners Association (DPA). The DPA, in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs, organizes various group, family and community events throughout the year.

    Current Students

    Once in Charlottesville, our current students have access to a wealth of resources available on the Darden MBA Student Portal.