Unmanned Aircraft (UAS)

The Office of the VP for Research manages policies and procedures for UAS's at UVA.

If you are considering operating a UAS on Grounds you must apply using the form linked below.

We promote safe and efficient operation of unmanned aircraft systems in furtherance of the goals and mission of the University. The policy and its procedures also are intended to help protect the privacy and security of students, employees, patients, and visitors. Unmanned aircraft systems are commonly referred to as drones.

Need more information?

Read more on the FAA site about starting UAS operations or contact:
Dave Hudson
Operations Director