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 May 31
  • $200 until July 31
  • $250 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

New Student Orientation & iPad Deployment

New Student Orientation is your official welcome to Southern Virginia University and takes place the weekend before classes start. It will give you a chance to settle on campus, make new friends, and receive your iPad Pro.

*Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding our usual Orientation events. Please check your University email for details regarding Check-In and iPad Deployment. If you have any questions, please contact your admissions director.

Textbooks & Course Materials

Some of your professors will ask you to buy books for their classes which you can have waiting for you at our campus bookstore. If you decide to buy your books elsewhere, be sure to check the ISBN so you buy the right edition.

Order Textbooks

Travel Plans

There are a few nearby airports that students use to travel to campus. At the beginning of the semester, the university provides a shuttle to campus from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport and the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport free of charge.

Learn about Traveling to Campus
Reserve a Shuttle from the Airport