On Friday, October 6, 2017, tens of thousands of students and alumni joined on the Lawn to join in the launch of the University’s Bicentennial celebration.
The University plans to continue hosting bicentennial events until Jan. 25, 2019, the 200th anniversary of the charter’s signing.
In honor of UVA’s bicentennial, we asked some administrators what they think UVA—and higher education—will look like in 25–50 years.
Take a look back at how the University has celebrated big anniversary milestones.
Through architecture, Jefferson hoped students would gain a sense of design, order and beauty.
Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says the bicentennial will be much more than a birthday celebration.
The Board of Visitors’ new rector talks about where we’re going, how he likes to manage and what he’s looking for in the next president.
UVA student Otto Warmbier (Com ’17), who died after spending 17 months in North Korean captivity, will receive a bachelor of arts degree in economics.
The UVA chapter accepted a $1.65 million payout, marking the end of litigation.
October’s Bicentennial Launch Celebration figures to be one heck of a party.
Training the next generation to think outside of their disciplines is a goal of the UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute and the Environmental Resilience Institute.
The Freedom Ring memorial, a representation of the University’s relationship with slavery, is expected to be completed by the Bicentennial in 2019.
New rector Rusty Conner (Col ’78, Law ’81) is one of several people in a new role on the University’s Board of Visitors.
Readers share their thoughts on past issues.
The UVA community reclaims a higher Grounds, seeking to supplant images of angry torch-bearers with scenes of peace.