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Becoming Batten

Introducing Bridge to Batten
September 26, 2022

Are you an underrepresented student at UVA with a passion for public policy and public service? Interested in translating that passion and your strengths into tangible outcomes for the public good? Consider joining the inaugural cohort of Bridge to Batten!

Meet the Undergraduate Lead Ambassadors
September 22, 2022

The undergraduate Lead Ambassadors are current Batten BA third and fourth year students in the Bachelor of Arts program. Each of them bring a unique perspective on life at Batten, and you will see them at many of the Batten admissions events throughout the year. Read on to learn more about our Lead Ambassadors!

A Reflection on CIBO from First Year MPPs
September 14, 2022

First year MPP student Kaitlyn Savage shares more about the experience she and her classmates had with Batten's two-week MPP orientation - the Complete Immersion Batten Orientation (CIBO)! Read on to learn more about the program and the transition to the first weeks of the semester.

Meet the SE Fellows
September 9, 2022

The SE Fellows are student representatives working to promote the pan-university social entrepreneurship minor. They host office hours every week where you could seek start-up advising, schedule planning help, or study abroad information. Read on to meet our SE Fellows and ready why they chose the SE minor!

Tips for Postgraduate MPP Applicants
September 1, 2022

With applications for Batten’s two year Master of Public Policy program now open, read more about the application changes for this cycle and top tips for a successful application.

Previewing the Batten Showcase
August 18, 2022

This fall, we are excited to offer a one-credit CR/NC seminar designed to introduce you to public policy and leadership issues and concepts in a fun, engaging way. Read on to see the extensive list of speakers and topics covered in this once-a-week course!

Connect with the Admissions Team This Fall
August 16, 2022

As we prepare for the fall semester, there are a number of ways you can connect with members of the admissions team to learn more about the Batten School.

Meet the Minor Class of 2024
August 12, 2022

Learn more about the Minor in Public Policy and Leadership Class of 2024 and last year's admissions statistics.

Meet the BA Class of 2024
August 10, 2022

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts Class of 2024 and last year's admissions statistics.

Meet the Accelerated MPP Class of 2024
August 8, 2022

Learn more about the Accelerated Master of Public Policy Class of 2024 and last year's admissions statistics.

Meet the Postgraduate MPP Class of 2024
August 5, 2022

Learn more about the two-year Master of Public Policy Class of 2024 and last year's admissions statistics.

Open Batten Courses for Fall 2022
August 1, 2022

Still looking for a course to take this fall? Look no further than this one-stop guide for classes open to prospective students!