Mario di Valmarana planned to spend three months as a member of the School of Architecture faculty. Instead, he stayed for 28 years, and created a travel program that introduced students to the Italian architecture that inspired Thomas Jefferson's design for UVA. On Founder's Day, commemorated each April 13 in honor of Jefferson's birthday, the University planted a red maple in memory of di Valmarana, who died in 2010.
Over 4,000 first-years have arrived on Grounds. Take a look at the demographics of the newest class of ’Hoos.