The Office of the VP for Research manages policies and procedures for all Unmanned Aircraft / Drone use on-grounds at UVA and off-grounds use by UVA personnel.

If you are considering operating a UAS on or off UVA Grounds, you must apply using the directions under the "Operating a UAS" to the left. 

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 safety, 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