Resiliency Spaces


Resiliency Spaces

Resiliency rooms are part of a network of spaces on Grounds dedicated to relaxation and contemplation. They are open to all students, faculty, and staff at the University. Some of the spaes welcome community members. All are intended for quiet reflection or contemplative group activities, and are technology-free. See details about each space below.


Clemons 220 (new January 2018)











CSC is now offering free drop-in programs in Clemons Contemplative Room 220. Located on the second floor of Clemons Library, the room is also a reservable space for contemplative practices and serves as a quiet, drop-in space at all other times. The programs offered in Clemons 220 are open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community (unless otherwise noted in the program details.)


 Gibson 204 (Crescent Room)


This quiet drop-in space in the South Lawn complex is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The room is accessible via swipe with a valid UVA ID, and has the same hours as Gibson Hall: (Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-10:30 pm, Friday: 7:30 am-6:00 pm, the building is closed on weekends.) Group reservation requests for this space can be placed via    


UVA Law Library  (Collaborative Classroom space)        


A portion of the UVA Law Library’s 2nd floor Collaborative Classroom space is equipped to encourage students to relax, recharge, and study comfortably. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to enjoy the space when it is not being used for class and other scheduled activities (see information about building access and Law Library hours). The Law Library also has a set of books and other materials about mindfulness available to check out in its first floor Reserve Room.

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center (The Room to Breathe) 

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center at UVA has recently renovated the "Room to Breath" room complete with a stress-relieving finger labyrinth, white noise machine, books, and chocolate. It is a resource for the UVA community to utilize whenever they need that moment of privacy, safety, and quiet. There's no need to make an appointment. Hours: 9am-5pm. Visit the Women's Center's website for details. Learn more about the space here.


Newcomb Hall Rm 456 (Meditation and Reflexion Room)

Room 456 on the 4th floor of Newcomb Hall has been designated as a quiet space for meditation and reflection for the University of Virginia community. The room is centrally located and is especially convenient for students who wish to pause during the day when they are on Central Grounds between classes. Room 456 will be available for use by University students, faculty and staff for this purpose. For more information, please refer to the contact information for the Muslim Student Association (MSA) or the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS). See Community Resources as well for additional prayer spaces.


1515 University Ave

Managed by UVA’s Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) / Newcomb Centers & Services with programming coordinated by the student-led University Programs Council and staffing provided by student employees. This is a multipurpose student center located on the Corner, adjacent to the UVA Grounds. There are three floors — a cozy atmosphere on the second floor will offer nooks and spaces for advising sessions, informal meetings, study, meditation, studio, and more. Visit Event Planning Services' website for details.


Compassionate Care Initiative (CCI)

CCI asks that those who use the room, keep it as they found it, if not better. There are many cushions, blankets and other items to support contemplation, comfort and resilience practices. Please allow time during your own practice or self-care to straighten the room up when you are done so it can be ready for the next visitors.
To inquire about reserving the room for a contemplative workshop or research, please contact Hannah Crosby. The Compassionate Care Initiative offers a variety of self-care opportunities that are free and open to the public. Visit CCI's website for the current schedule.


McLeod 2010 (Compassionate Care Classroom)


This room was transformed into a multi-purpose, restorative space in 2015. It serves as a multi-purpose, restorative space for contemplative courses and workshops. It is solely available for academic courses with a contemplative focus and for contemplative workshops, presentations, research and drop-in sessions. CCI encourages staff, faculty, and students to visit in between classes, meetings, clinicals, etc., to reflect, re-charge and take care of themselves, when the room is not scheduled. Visit CCI's website for the current schedule. 

McLeod 2025 (Maria Tussi Kluge Resilience Room)

This space was remodeled in 2015 to be used for contemplative workshops, research, and drop-ins. CCI encourages staff, faculty, and students to visit in order to reflect, re-charge and engage in self-care, when the room is not scheduled. Visit CCI's website for the current schedule.