Section 2.2-4103.1 of the Code of Virginia requires annual publication in the Virginia Register of guidance document lists from state agencies. A guidance document is defined as "...any document developed by a state agency or staff that provides information or guidance of general applicability to the staff or public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations..." Agencies are required to maintain a complete, current list of all guidance documents and make the full text of such documents available to the public.

This information is collected and published once each year. Please contact the appropriate agency directly for the most up-to-date information. Questions concerning documents or requests for copies of documents should be directed to the contact person listed by the agency.

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Copies of the guidance documents may be viewed during regular work days from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Office of Institutional Research, Analysis and Reports, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia, 23606. Copies may be obtained free of charge by contacting Tamra McGrath at the same address, telephone (757) 594-7609, or email Copies are also available free of charge from the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website at Questions regarding interpretation or implementation of these documents may also be directed to Tamra McGrath at the same address and contact points.

Guidance Documents:

Catalog_01, Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019, 12/18/2018

Catalog_02, Graduate Catalog 2018-2019, 12/18/2018

Handbook_01, University Handbook 2018-2019, 12/18/2018

Handbook_02, Student Handbook 2018-2019, 12/18/2018

Handbook_03, Residence Life Handbook 2018-2019, 12/18/2018

Updated 2/18/19