College Students

Get Involved.

Home away from home! That's what we want Portico Church to be for our college students. Some of you may have a home church and some of you may be exploring your faith for the first time. Either way, we want you to feel welcomed and comfortable here at Portico. Our founder and lead Pastor, Chris Atwell, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia. He's a big time Hoo fan, but more importantly, he understands the rigors of academics and the college experience at UVA. We have a few different ways you can connect with Portico, whether it's our Sunday morning shuttle or a community group, check out below for more info!

Sunday Morning UVA Shuttle Service

We have a shuttle to assist students who don't have access to a ride to our Portico. The pick-up and drop-off location is the Aquatic & Fitness Center (450 Whitehead Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904)

Rides for the 2019 Fall Semester will begin on Sunday, August 25th.

9am Service
Shuttle service picks-up from the AFC at 8:45am.
Following the completion of the 9am service, students will be driven back to grounds and dropped  off at the AFC.

11am Service
Shuttle service picks-up from the AFC at 10:45am.
Following the completion of the 11am service, students will be driven back to grounds and dropped  off at the AFC.

For more information on the shuttle service email [email protected] or call 434.296.0033

Portico Alumni

Portico Church has been blessed with a very large and faithful following of young adults and college students who have called Portico their home. We are grateful for the time we get with you, our college students and are excited about the church's ability to send you and a whole bunch of graduating students as missionaires literally accross the globe to use their new degree, training and experience and to share the Gospel with many others in your new sphere's of influence. Click here to learn more. 

Community Group

While there are lots of on-grounds ministries that offer discipleship and small group mentoring, we always have undergrad and/or grad students looking for community within the church body. We welcome any college students to join one of our community groups (CG's). They meet regularly, year-round, through out the Charlottesville area. We encourage you to visit a couple groups before you find the right one to commit too. Email Pastor Desmond ([email protected]) for help finding the right CG for you!