Topic: UVA Tradition

Subtopics:   Honor Code Secret Society
Learning the Ropes—and Stairs

Learning the Ropes—and Stairs

Orientation helps first years air anxieties, build sense of community

First-year orientation helps air anxieties, build sense of community.

Fall 2008

A Walk on the Lawn

A Walk on the Lawn

Nearly 6,400 degrees were conferred during Final Exercises on May 18. For the first time in University history, more than 10 percent of the graduates were international students.

Fall 2008

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Who’s Buried Where?

Living just north of the University cemetery, on the other side of the creek, I was delighted to read your Spring issue...

Summer 2008

The Evolution of Honor

The Evolution of Honor

Enduring Principle, Changing Times

The 'community of trust' traces its origins to the first students, but the Honor System has taken some twists and turns over the years.

Spring 2008

A Weekend to Remember

A Weekend to Remember

Weather and football victory make Homecomings sparkle

A brilliant fall weekend provided a perfect backdrop for Homecomings weekend Oct. 13 and 14, and alumni made the most of the pleasant conditions at events before and after the Cavaliers...

Winter 2007

Honor Code

Honor Code

University of Virginia units from the Air Force, Army and Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs honored prisoners of war and those declared missing in action. Held in...

Winter 2007

Ghosts and Goblins

Ghosts and Goblins

More than 1,000 local children descend upon the Lawn for an annual Halloween tradition. Although some area merchants and organizations chip in, Lawn residents typically spend up to $300 on candy...

Winter 2007

The Paint’s Appealing

The Paint’s Appealing

Beta Bridge sheds its skin

What’s four feet high, 10 feet long, three inches thick, and weighs close to 1,000 pounds? A slab of Beta Bridge paint that peeled away in September, of course.<...

Winter 2007

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Jefferson and Hemings

I would like to congratulate Maura Singleton for the well-researched and written article “Anatomy of a Mystery” (Fall 2007), which presents both sides of the...

Winter 2007

According to Custom

According to Custom

Student Traditions at Virginia

As revered as the University's traditions are, some change with the times and others fade away entirely. Here's a look at just a few.

Fall 2007

Off to the Races

Off to the Races

A sellout crowd of close to 23,000 revelers attended the 30th annual spring running of the Foxfield Races on April 28. The Charlottesville tradition draws attendees from around the country, including...

Summer 2007

The Queen

The Queen

Mrs. Alfred E. Walker, "the Queen," shaped social life at the University for 35 years.

Summer 2007

Share Your Corner Memories

Share Your Corner Memories

The most recent issue of the Virginia Magazine took a stroll through the history of the Corner. Readers have been sharing their best Corner stories and weighing in on...

April 15, 2007

Qualified Support

Qualified Support

What faculty think of the Honor System

When cheating is observed, what do teaching faculty at the University do about it? The answer is far from unanimous. In a recent survey of faculty, only 27.6 percent said...

Spring 2007

Restoring Honor

Restoring Honor

Perspectives on an imperiled institution in a changing world

UVA's cherished Honor System is facing major challenges, not the least of which is students' reluctance to participate. Six people with an interest in the future of honor share their thoughts.

Spring 2006

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Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.

Jenifer Andrasko named UVA Alumni Association CEO

Jenifer Andrasko named UVA Alumni Association CEO

Corporate executive and management expert Jenifer Andrasko, a former U.S. Navy pilot, mission commander and NATO officer, will be the University of Virginia Alumni Association’s next president and CEO.

Streak Show

Streak Show

An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.