Batten MPP Class of 2022


First and foremost, I want to again congratulate you for being selected to join our special community.  At the Batten School, we look for individuals who have the passion and ability to be architects of positive change in the policy world, and that is what we see in you.  We firmly believe you represent the next generation of public leaders -- and we hope you decide to begin that journey at the University of Virginia this fall.

On these pages you will find a collection of resources to help you in deciding whether or not Batten is the right place for you, and moving forward in to the fall, they can serve as reminders of Batten resources.  From here you can find videos and other materials from our “Virtual Admitted Students Weekend,” information on digital class visits and virtual tours of UVA, FAQs for new students on Batten’s response to COVID-19, and other helpful materials related to Batten, the University, and the Charlottesville community.

Beyond these resources, we encourage you to stay connected with members of your hand-picked “team” – they are there to help!  Also, be sure to make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and as well as join of MPP Class of 2022 Facebook Group to stay connected with your new classmates throughout the summer. And as always, if we on the admissions team can do anything to better serve you, please feel free to reach out at any time at or by using the information found at the link 'Contact Us' link.  We hope to welcome you into the Batten community this fall!

–  Jeff Chidester, Executive Director of External Affairs