Members of the University Guide Service have the incredible opportunity to serve as keepers of our University’s history and also serve as ambassadors of UVA to prospective students. We are a student-run, volunteer organization.
Being a member of UGS is about more than giving tours. As a member, you’ll enjoy privileges like:
- Working with other organizations on Grounds to spread a passion for and understanding of our University’s multi-faceted history.
- The opportunity to serve as a facilitator for LASE 1520, History of Mr. Jefferson’s University, which is a seminar open to all students which explores the history and traditions of the University.
- Intramural sports; Guides field several teams each year, providing us all with a chance to bond and have fun!
- Trips to Monticello, Carter’s Mountain, and many other must-see locations in our area with your fellow guides
Your first semester with the Guide Service will be your “Probie” semester. During this semester, you will learn all of the information you will need to give successful admissions and historical tours of the University.