Topic: Grounds & the Physical Plant
Pavilion X settles the controversy over what shade of white to paint the Academical Village
After further research, the pavilion is painted a hue consistent with the rest of the Lawn.
The Dell: It’s beautiful. It’s serene. And it makes UVA basketball possible.
One of the most beautiful places on Grounds is also one of the most practical. The engineering marvel of the Dell.
Making old dorms new again: Renovations reimagine residential life
Those spaces that defined us first-year are getting redefined. And they’re taking on even more importance in student life.
How the McIntire Amphitheatre became a parking lot—and found its way back again
The unique space on Grounds wasn’t always so beloved.
Pearls From the Clamshell: Remembering U-Hall
The building might be gone, but University Hall housed decades of memories that linger.
July 2, 2019
A New Corner for UVA
Ambitious plans to remake Emmet/Ivy area start with a hotel and conference center.
Life Inside the Pavilions Throughout History
From wildlife invasions to streakers on skateboards, the Lawn pavilions have a hominess all their own.
May 6, 2019
The purloined treasures of the library vault: an inside look at a suspected inside job.
Living Legends: The Trees of Grounds
With photography from last fall's peak color, we’ve been waiting a year to tell you this story.
Gratitude for a Grand Old Tree
Take a look back at the McGuffey ash, which loomed large over Pavilion IX for over a century.
Ramps Tilt Lawn Toward Better Access
New ramps to the Lawn will allow for greater accessibility.
Committee Looks at UVA’s Historic Landscape
An advisory committee formed by the Deans Working Group examines the principles of the University's historical figures and spaces.
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
The Gardens, According to Plan
Learn how the gardens of Grounds have changed—and stayed the same—from Jefferson’s original plans.
Say Goodbye to U-Hall
University Hall, the former home to the basketball programs and the venue of legendary concerts, will be demolished to make room for additional sports fields.
Along winding walkways and serpentine walls, our photo essay leads you down the gardens’ paths.
Celebrating University Hall
U-Hall was home to UVA basketball for 41 years. Celebrate some of the sports victories and other highlights in this retrospective.
May 9, 2018
Cavalier Inn, Villa Diner to close
Two Charlottesville establishments are slated for demolition to lend space for future Ivy Corridor buildings.
Faces of Grounds
They have long tenure, but they don’t grade and they don’t judge. They make you feel at home.
A Place to Remember
A new space between Clemons and Alderman libraries provides a place for students to reflect.