Enrollment Steps

After being admitted, students should follow the below steps to enroll at Southern Virginia University. Your admissions director will help guide you through this process.

International students must comply with additional enrollment steps.


Fall Enrollment Deposit

Your enrollment deposit confirms that you plan to attend Southern Virginia University. Refundable until April 30, your deposit will be applied to tuition.

Deposit Amounts

  • $150 until September 30

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

Student Email & Password

After you pay your registration deposit, you will receive a Student ID, a mysvu password, and instructions to set up your @svu.edu email account. You will need this information to complete registration.

University Housing and Dining Plan

We encourage all single students to live on campus so they can enjoy the benefits of our uplifting environment and be more connected to campus life. Learn about available housing communities and dining plans.

Register for Housing & Dining Plan



Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if you qualify for a Federal Pell Grant worth up to $6,345 in federal aid and/or a Need-based Scholarship from Southern Virginia University. Send us your results by selecting ‘Southern Virginia University’ from the application’s drop-down menu, or by entering our school code: 003738.

Complete the FAFSA

Scholarships and Aid

On top of the financial aid you’ll receive from us automatically based on your FAFSA and application, there are many other opportunities to receive more scholarships. You can apply for more scholarships from Southern Virginia, you may qualify for aid from the federal or state governments, or you can apply for countless private scholarships.

Learn about Scholarships and Aid
Search Private Scholarships on Scholly

Payment Plan

If you have any remaining costs not covered by financial aid, we’ll help you set up an interest-free plan to pay it. Be sure not to put this off too long so that we still have time to help you find more aid if it’s needed.

Learn about Payment Plans

Final Preparation

Additional Documentation

Before you start classes there are a few more forms you have to submit to help us satisfy legal requirements. Contact your admissions director if you have any questions about which forms you need to submit.

Consent to Disclose Educational Records
Submit Vaccination Records
Register Your Vehicle

Packing Guide

Here’s a helpful list of items you may need if you live in University Housing.

Download Guide

Textbooks & Course Materials

On our Knights Online Bookstore, you can search for your respective courses to buy or rent new, used, and electronic textbooks.

Order Textbooks

Traveling to Campus

To make traveling to campus as convenient as possible, the Office of Student Life provides a shuttle service at the beginning of each semester from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport or the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. Shuttle services cost $100 per student and for convenience will be charged to the student’s University account. Due to high demand, students must reserve a spot on a shuttle no later than 24 hours before their desired pickup time.

Learn About Travel to Campus
Reserve a Shuttle from the Airport

University Check-in & iPad Deployment: Jan 10 & 11

    Check-in to University Housing
    Jan. 10 & 11 | 9 a.m – 4 p.m. at your Residence Hall
    Meet your RA, receive your room key, and start moving in!

    iPad Deployment
    Jan. 11 | 3–5 p.m. at the Knight Arena
    Pick up your iPad technology bundle and learn the basic helpful tools for classes.

    University/Club Fair
    Jan. 11 | 3 – 5 p.m. in the Stoddard Center
    Come get to know the different campus services and clubs, enjoy hot cocoa and s’mores bar, and get some school swag!