Workers continued with phase one of the Rotunda restoration, which involved replacing the leaking roof and oculus, as well as repairing the exterior brick walls, windows and ornamental sheet metal. The new copper roof was finished months ahead of schedule and the scaffolding around the building was taken down in time for Final Exercises. Photo by Dan Addison

Inside the Dome Room, 48-foot high scaffolding provided access to the oculus. Photo by Dan Addison

Thirty-two panes of glass were installed in the frame of the new oculus. The weight of the glass panes in the oculus totals more than two tons. Photo by Dan Addison

On Feb. 28, the men’s basketball team beat the third-ranked Duke Blue Devils 73-68 in front of a raucous crowd at JPJ. As the buzzer sounded to end the game, fans poured out of the stands and onto the court to celebrate. Photo by Matt Riley, UVA Athletics media relations

Students built snowmen on the Lawn during a snowstorm on March 25. Photo by Erin O'Hare

UVA Medical Center chaplaincy resident Stephone Coleman prays over a 9-week-old boy quarantined in the pediatric intensive care unit with a severe viral infection. The boy’s mother is pictured behind Coleman. Photo by Chris Tyree

Satellite Selfie

The JefferSat satellite flies under a helium balloon in near space, at an altitude of 64,000 ft., over Central Virginia on April 21. Professor Chris Goyne’s spacecraft design team from the School of Engineering and Applied Science was one of 10 teams in the U.S. selected by NASA to design, build and fly a science experiment aboard a suborbital flight vehicle.

Photo courtesy of Christopher Goyne and the JefferSat satellite

It was a rainy day for Final Exercises 2013. Photo by Dan Addison

To maximize student use of the Rotunda, the University extended Dome Room study hours starting with the 2013-2014 academic year in August. Sunday through Tuesday were designated as “student study days” in the Dome Room and classes were scheduled in the Rotunda for Monday through Wednesday, with Wednesday evenings reserved for first-year Dome Room dinners. Photo by Dan Addison

On September 4, Dean of Students Allen Groves broke the Guinness World Record for “Most High-Gives by an Individual in One Hour,” previously held by a New Jersey high school student, with 2,470 high-fives. Photo by Sanjay Suchak

Comedian Tina Fey (Col ’92) returned to Grounds in September as the inaugural speaker in the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts. Here, she poses for an Instagram shot with UVA students Ellie Kayton (Engr ’17) and Emily Woznak (Col ’17). Photo courtesy of Ellie Kayton

On September 11, student groups Young Americans for Freedom and the Burke Society organized the planting of 2,977 American flags, one for each of the victims who died on Sept. 11, 2001. Photo by Sanjay Suchak

John Mack Romanchak (Engr ’14) slacklining on the Lawn during a warm fall afternoon. Photo by Sanjay Suchak

Alderman Library celebrated its 75th anniversary this year (on October 16). Poe and Alderman were ready to party. Photo by Sarah Storti (Grad '16)

In October, sculptor Patrick Dougherty, who has created more than 200 large-scale sculptures in sites all over the world, built On the Fly on UVA’s Arts Grounds. Photo by Robert Llewellyn

UVA’s Brittany Ratcliffe (11) is head-butted by Notre Dame’s Katie Naughton in the first half of their Match at Klöckner Stadium in October, drawing a foul on the play. The scene was typical of the aggressive play from both teams during the match that would lead the Cavaliers to a 2-3 victory over the Fighting Irish. The Cavaliers would go on to have an undefeated regular season and play in the NCAA College Cup semifinals. Photo by Chris Tyree

CavMan dances on the court in front of a sold-out crowd at JPJ during the men’s basketball game vs. VCU on Nov. 12. The Cavaliers would lose on a last-second shot. Photo by Matt Riley

The Lawn at dusk in November. Photo by Sanjay Suchak

The Chapel at dusk in November. Photo by Sanjay Suchak

The Academical Village People belt out a few tunes at the annual Lighting of the Lawn celebration. Photo by Mina Pirasteh (Col '15)