School of Architecture
Only the CAV Program gives UVA students a package of products and services not available anywhere else!
Accidental Damage Protection • Loaner Computers for Major Repairs • On Grounds Service Centers
Student Computer Delivery Information:
Because CAV Program computers are special ordered for students as the order is placed, delivery will take 3 to 4 weeks. You can request to have your computer delivered to your home/dorm room at no charge, or you can also choose to pick up the order in our store during your orientation. Cavalier Computers is located inside the UVA Bookstore at 400 Emmet Street South (4th floor).
Shipping & Ordering Cut-Off Dates
IMPORTANT NOTES FROM THE ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL AND CAVALIER COMPUTERS
Design, graphics, GIS — For Design students (architecture/landscape/urban design/planning) using CAD, rendering, GIS, and similar technology, you really need a pro-graphics machine. Many of the software used for Pro-Graphics specifically requires a dedicated graphics card, NOT integrated graphics. Please read system requirements for some of the more commonly used software for Design Students.
Non-design students — These systems are general-purpose laptop computers that will perform fine for everyday communication, writing, low-intensity image work, and similar. These computers, though less expensive, DO NOT have the performance needed for the more demanding 3D graphics, CAD, GIS, and modeling tasks of the typical Architecture and Landscape Architecture design student.If you are a design (architecture/landscape/urban design/planning) student using CAD and GIS, this is NOT the machine for you. Please see the Design section.