Department: student life

Change of Course

Change of Course

College experiments with major curriculum reform

Next year's entering class will be piloting the new curriculum design, the first major change at UVA in over 40 years. Here's the breakdown of what to expect.

Fall 2016

Start Me Up

Start Me Up

Student entrepreneurship takes many forms at UVA

UVA offers students many opportunities for entrepreneurship, from a new interdisciplinary minor to HackCville and the i.Lab.

Summer 2016

Follow That Guide

Follow That Guide

University Guide Service tells UVA tradition and history

The University Guide Service is student self-governance in action. UGuides give tours integrating encyclopedic knowledge of the University with their own experiences, and they don’t shy away from tough questions.

Spring 2016

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Students train for wilderness search and rescue missions

UVA's Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group specializes in conducting and managing search and rescue operations for lost people and aircraft. See how they learn to carry an injured subject to safety.

Winter 2015

Tuned In

Tuned In

All-student free-form station energizes University radio scene

New student radio station WXTJ teaches students about the power of radio storytelling and amps up the local music scene with radio shows, listening parties and concerts.

Fall 2015

Breaking the Bubble

Breaking the Bubble

Students lend a hand to the Charlottesville community

About 3,100 students volunteer through Madison House for at least one hour each week. See how they're making a difference in the Charlottesville community.

Summer 2015

Changing the Greek System

Changing the Greek System

Student leaders discuss some of the issues facing Greek life on Grounds

A Q&A with students who were among those who created new safety policies for the Greek system at UVA.

Spring 2015

Starting Up Clubs and Putting On Plays

Starting Up Clubs and Putting On Plays

With more than 700 active contracted dependent organizations currently operating on Grounds, UVA students are staying busy outside of the classroom.

Winter 2014

The Future is Now

The Future is Now

Welcome to your first college dorm room, 21st-century style

A look inside the new, eco-friendly, amenity-filled, dorms on Alderman Road.

Fall 2014

Songs In the Key of Life

Songs In the Key of Life

The No Tones are an a cappella group for students who can't sing

The group bills itself as “the premier, the first, the only a cappella group for the musically challenged."

Summer 2014

Home Cooking

Home Cooking

UVA's International Center brings different cultures together through its cooking program

In the kitchen at UVA’s Lorna Sundberg International Center, students and community members come together to share home-cooked meals.

Spring 2014

Man About Grounds

Man About Grounds

Dean of Students Allen Groves is beloved for his compassion and humor

Dean of Students Allen Groves is beloved for his compassion and humor.

Winter 2013

Better Than Space Camp

Better Than Space Camp

Graduate student spends summer at NASA

Environmental sciences grad student Adrianna Foster spends her summer break at NASA.

Fall 2013

The Curious Case of Jerry Reid

The Curious Case of Jerry Reid

Student will walk the Lawn when he is 70

Jerry Reid, an undergraduate student, is a typical student in every way—except one.

Summer 2013

Blue Books

Blue Books

The agony and ecstasy of final exams

The agony and ecstasy of final exams (including excerpts from real blue book exams).

Spring 2013

Wet Paint

Wet Paint

Continuing the Tradition of Graffiti on Grounds

Students have painted public spaces around Grounds for more than a century. From Beta Bridge to stairwells, UVA's graffiti tradition is very much alive.

Winter 2012

A Way to Remember

A Way to Remember

Charity Lacrosse Tournament Honors Students

Charity lacrosse tournament honors students.

Summer 2012

Where We Study

Where We Study

During finals week, students contemplate and learn in shared spaces

When finals are approaching at UVA, the air seems charged with anticipation as students take to the libraries and cafés en masse and energy drinks fly off the shelves.

Spring 2012

Look Book

Look Book

A brief history of fashion at UVA

A brief history of fashion at UVA

Winter 2011

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Highlights

The Crazy Human Heart

The Crazy Human Heart

Literature critics Daniel Mendelsohn (Col ’82) and Mythili Rao (Col ’05) discuss the critic’s role in society.

The Honors of Honor

The Honors of Honor

Take a look back at how Final Exercises have been celebrated in the past century.

Time Capsule

Time Capsule

Over the last 100 years, UVA engineering students have traded drafting tables and wood shops for modeling software, 3-D printers and flight simulators. See what the future holds for engineering on Grounds.