How often does the magazine appear?
Virginia Magazine is published quarterly in March, June, September and December.

Do you have an e-newsletter?
We send out an e-newsletter in the months that the magazine is not published (January, February, April, May, July, August, October, November). To subscribe to our e-newsletter, please e-mail your name and preferred e-mail address to

What’s the magazine’s mission?
The aim of Virginia Magazine,  which has been published continuously by an independent alumni association since 1901, is to strengthen the connection of alumni and friends to the University and with one another. The Virginia ethos—ongoing examinations of ethics, honor and leadership; commitment to academic rigor and athletic excellence; and the physical and philosophical legacy of Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village—informs much of the magazine’s content. Just as Jefferson had an insatiable curiosity about the world around him, our readers expect to be educated throughout the magazine. While ultimately seeking to create informed good will toward UVA, the magazine also gives voice to alumni concerns and looks objectively at difficult issues.

Who gets the magazine?
With a circulation that tops 230,000, the magazine is sent to all alumni, faculty, students, parents and friends of the University.

How do you submit a letter to the editor?
You can e-mail it to or fax it to 434-243-9085, or send it through regular mail to Virginia Magazine, P.O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314. We reserve the right to edit letters for length and clarity.

How do you get a past issue or reprint of an article?
To obtain a back issue, please contact our editorial offices at 434-924-0925 or e-mail your request to  If we are out of a particular issue, we can usually provide you with a photocopy or PDF of the article you need. There is no charge for this service.

How do you send a story idea or query letter?
We are always looking for good story ideas and welcome contributions from our readers. A detailed written query is most helpful to us. Send your ideas to or fax them to 434-243-9085, or send through regular mail to Virginia Magazine, P.O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314.