Topic: Culture, mores, trends, fads & zeitgeist
The unique, colorful caps and balloons of Final Exercises 2023
See which graduates stood out from the crowd with personalized mortarboards and festive balloons.
May 23, 2023
UVA traditions in the making
From Black Alumni Weekend to the Lighting of the Lawn, these events and activities have become community traditions in recent decades.
That Good Old Stuff of Wahoowa
From surgical tools to old-school parking tags and concert passes, these quirky keepsakes represent UVA to nine alumni and their families.
What was your favorite cheap meal when you were on Grounds?
From grilled cheese to TV dinners, dining on a student budget.
What was your favorite book while you were on Grounds?
From Hemingway to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the books alumni could not put down.
For two decades, the hot, sticky, beer-soaked roadhouse where Dave Matthews Band began its rise to stardom drew big-name acts and packed houses.
What was your favorite movie while you were on Grounds?
From across the decades, the flicks that resonated most with alumni during their time on Grounds.
Groovin’ on Grounds
When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.
Mortarboard messages stand out from the crowds
When it comes to walking the Lawn, some students wear their hearts on their caps.
Scooters are a fast-growing trend on Grounds. Get up to speed.
Electric scooters have become a major UVA phenomenon. We have the numbers to prove it.
Infrequently Asked Questions
Even if you’re not physically strolling the Lawn, let this list of UVA fun facts bring you back, in multiple small ways, to life on Grounds.
July 16, 2018