HackCville Programs

HackCville offers 10-week programs in everything from entrepreneurship to photography to data science. We’ll help you learn the ins and outs of modern skills through fun, hands-on projects in a fast-paced, community-driven environment.

Our programs are open to any UVA student (undergrad/grad) or Charlottesville resident 18+. Once you complete your first HackCville program, you’re granted HackCville membership which comes with many perks detailed below.

Our Spring Programs

Program applications close Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:59pm, and are accessible via the links below. You may apply to up to two programs, but will only be accepted into one. We have a unified program application that you can access via any of the program pages. We encourage you to read more about our process below, and to ensure you can make both weekly meeting times. Some programs have multiple sections.

If you're accepted, $50 dues are expected within the first week of the program, starting Feb 4 2018. This can be reduced or waived for those with financial need.

Learn a Skill

Convert: Marketing
Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7:30pm
Source: Software Development
Sun 7-8:30PM and Wed 6-7:30PM
Vector: Graphic Design
Section A: Sun 1-2:30PM and Thu 11AM-12:30PM
Section B: Sun 5-6:30PM and Wed 4-5:30PM
Storyboard: Digital Storytelling
Sun 3:30-5:00PM and Tue 5-6:30PM
Node: Data Science
Section A: Sun 11-12:30PM and Wed 4-5:30PM
Section B: Sun 7-8:30PM and Tue 5-6:30PM
Wireframe: Web Design
Section A: Sun 11AM-12:30PM and Wed 6-7:30PM
Section B: Sun 3-4:30PM and Tue 7-8:30PM
Exposure: Digital Photography
Mo 6-7:30PM and Thu 5-6:30PM

Start Something

Hustle: Entrepreneurship
Section A: Mon 1-2:30pm and Wed 1-2:30pm
Section B: Sun 1-2:30PM and Wed 1-2:30pm
Ignite: Social Entrepreneurship
Mo 6-7:30pm and Wed 4-5:30pm
Spark: Education Entrepreneurship
Sun 5-6:30PM and Tue 7-8:30PM
Alpha: project & startup support
Fridays 11am-1pm

Melissa Wu

HackCville Member

"HackCville is a unique, vibrant community where people come from various starting points to learn to become better problem-solvers and future change makers. There is no place like it here in Charlottesville and it is increasingly becoming an integral part of the college experience for its members. "

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Application Process

Applications close Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:59pm


Fill out our unified application, accessible via the links above

Each program uses the same application - you can access it via any of the individual program pages above. The application will ask basic questions (i.e. year, major, etc.), as well as longer questions to understand why you would like to join the HackCville community. You may apply to no more than two programs. Should you be accepted to both, you must choose one.

All applications for Spring programs are due by Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:59pm.


The HackCville team will review your application

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by the HackCville team. We blind themselves to all names, emails, and demographic information to minimize any bias. Three staff members will review each application.

Our data science and analytics team reviews this process each semester to ensure an unbiased process. In 2017, no statistically significant biases in our process were found with regards to ethnicity, gender, financial need, or age.


Called back for an interview

After our team scores applications, top applicants are invited back to interview with two HackCville team members. You will be notified by the Wednesday after the submission deadline either way.

These interviews are brief and informal, and typically last no longer than 10 minutes. These two members will score the interview and compare them to the application scores in order to make a final decision.


Final decisions

If you are accepted, congratulations! HackCville will notify you by the end of the submission week. All accepted students will be expected to participate in our Program Kickoff, 11am-5:30pm, Sunday, February 4. $50 dues are also expected by the end of the first week - these can be waived for any student with financial need.

If you're not accepted, don't worry! Many of current members applied multiple times before they were accepted. Programs are just one way to be involved - many also particiapte in our trips, public events, and summer program, Launch.

Perks of Membership

After you complete your first HackCville program, you're granted HackCville membership. Here's what you get:

24/7 access to our fun and functional clubhouses on Elliewood Ave.

Our two clubhouses are filled with hammocks, couches, whiteboards, and WiFi. Use our space to work on your projects, hold meetings, or just hang out.

Exclusive events and job opportunities.

Whether it's drinks with the co-founder of Reddit or HackCville-only internship, job, and freelancing opportunites, we give our members access to dozens of unique experiences every year.

A community that feels like a family.

You'll join HackCville's 400-member community of the most talented and badass people in Charlottesville.

Early access to HackCville programs, no application required.

Want to take another program? As a member, you can just sign up - no application required. We open up spots to members before the public.

Priority application for our summer program, Launch.

Get paid to learn web design, software development, marketing or data science in our 12 week summer program, Launch. You'll get trained by HackCville's expert instructors and get a guaranteed, paid internship at a local startup or tech company.

Extra Perks With Every Program


Looking for some guidance on how to navigate what you want to do? Every year we pair up hundreds of UVA alumni from across the country with our students to provide guidance and support. Our team also meets with you several times one-on-one to ensure you're getting the most out of your program. It's advising that actually works.

Startup Trips

HackCville hosts immersive trips to cities across the country (New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, and more) to tour companies, meet alumni, and give students networking opportunities with industry leaders. Trips are where you see how what you're learning is put into action in the real world.

Melissa Wu

HackCville Member

"HackCville is a unique, vibrant community where people come from various starting points to learn to become better problem-solvers and future change makers. There is no place like it here in Charlottesville and it is increasingly becoming an integral part of the college experience for its members. "