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 will open Monday, January 15, 2018, 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.

If you're accepted, $40 dues are expected within the first week of the program. This can be reduced or waived for those with financial need.

Learn a Skill

Vector: Graphic Design
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Storyboard: Digital Storytelling
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The Node: Data Science
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Wireframe: Web Design
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Exposure: Digital Photography
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Source: Software Development
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Start Something

Hustle: Entrepreneurship
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Ignite: Social Entrepreneurship
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Spark: Education Entrepreneurship
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Kaleigh Watson

HackCville Member

"My favorite part about HackCville is learning a new skill with a group of like-minded but unique peers. The community feel and new friends are just the icing on the cake to the phenomenal program I was in this semester. I feel like I have skills I can continue using during college, (hopefully) in the workplace, and for my own enjoyment in years to come."

Get paid to learn in Launch, our summer program.

Become a software engineer, web designer, marketer, or data scientist and experience an immersive summer internship at a top Charlottesville startup or tech company. Best of all, we'll pay you $1000 to do it, all in 12 weeks this summer.

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Application Process

Applications will open Monday, January 15, 2018


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 Spring 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-5pm, Sunday, February 4. $40 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 300-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.

Amanda Coombs

HackCville Member

"HackCville opened me to a whole new way of thinking about myself, my skills, and my career goals. It also introduced and exposed me to a whole new group of insanely talented, driven, and inspiring people that have supported me and provided me with amazing opportunities."