Topic: Grounds & the Physical Plant

A Classroom as Big as the Lawn

A Classroom as Big as the Lawn

Jefferson wanted students to learn all the angles

Through architecture, Jefferson hoped students would gain a sense of design, order and beauty.

Fall 2017

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

The Freedom Ring memorial, a representation of the University’s relationship with slavery, is expected to be completed by the Bicentennial in 2019.

Fall 2017

Fighting Fire with Fellowship

Fighting Fire with Fellowship

The UVA community reclaims a higher Grounds, seeking to supplant images of angry torch-bearers with scenes of peace.

August 17, 2017

When Hate Came to Town

When Hate Came to Town

University community comes together after supremacists march on Rotunda, wreak havoc downtown

Officials, alumni condemn violence in the name of hate on Grounds and in town.

Fall 2017

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.

August 16, 2017

North of Eden

North of Eden

How North Grounds pays homage to Jefferson’s vision, but at a distance

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Summer 2017

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

You might think the growth of online resources has made UVA’s 14 libraries less relevant to student life. Think again.

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Summer 2017

News Briefs

News Briefs

Summer 2017

Virginia’s Curry School of Education climbs in the rankings; a new student center opens on the Corner; and a Grammy Award-winning producer visits Grounds.

Summer 2017

Pigments of Your Imagination

Pigments of Your Imagination

Let our adult coloring book help you find your happy place. We have just the place in mind. A few of them, in fact.

Spring 2017

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s anatomical building advanced UVA medical education—at a price

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.

Spring 2017

JPJ Gets Upgrades for ACC Network

JPJ Gets Upgrades for ACC Network

UVA’s athletics department has been renovating and expanding its production facilities in John Paul Jones Arena in order to meet technical specifications for the new ACC Network.

Winter 2016

At a Crossroads

At a Crossroads

The history and future of Ivy and Emmet

What had once been a cluster of small businesses on the outskirts of the University is set to become part of a corridor that beautifies and unifies Grounds.

Winter 2016

Rotunda Reborn

Rotunda Reborn

Behind the scenes of the historic renovation

Four years and $58 million later, the historic architectural icon is now state-of-the-art. Take a sneak peek.

Fall 2016

Rotunda Renovation: Challenges

Rotunda Renovation: Challenges

In addition to the difficult task of rebuilding the foundation of the building, the Rotunda was brought up to date on WiFi and other tech.

Fall 2016

Rotunda Renovation: Roof

Rotunda Renovation: Roof

Phase I construction, Phase II painting

The Rotunda has always suffered from a leaky roof. From tin-coated shingles to painted copper, learn how the problem was finally solved.

Fall 2016

Rotunda Renovation: Clocks & Cornice

Rotunda Renovation: Clocks & Cornice

The updated Rotunda clock provides automatic seasonal changes and the ability to restore time after a power failure, among other features.

Fall 2016

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Highlights

Match Madness

Match Madness

After years of hard work, medical students find their future in an envelope.