In 1925 “The Cavalier Song,” written in 1923 by then-student Lawrence Haywood Lee Jr., was chosen in a College Topics contest as UVA’s best fight song. The song inspired a moniker for the athletic teams that stuck: The Cavaliers.
A few years later, a caricature of the “Virginia Cavalier” appeared in a Washington Post advertisement. He is moustached and wearing boots, widely cuffed pants, a jacket and long gloves and a feather stuck into a wide-brimmed hat; his sabre is drawn. Since then, the Cavalier mascot’s overall look has remained the same, but some of the details—most notably his facial hair—have evolved. Here are just a few of the many faces of the Cavalier.
The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA is paying homage to world-famous art dealer Samuel Kootz (Law 1921) in an exhibition called “Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945–1966,” which examines the role he played in the establishment of modern American art.
Learn about UVA's Student Council president, the Honor Committee and University Judiciary Committee chairs, the editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily, and the co-chairs of the Housing & Residence Life program.