Topic: Grounds & the Physical Plant

Blue, Orange and Green

Blue, Orange and Green

The growing environmental sensibility on Grounds

Though the pace of change might not suit everyone, UVA is moving toward a greener future on many fronts.

Winter 2007

According to Custom

According to Custom

Student Traditions at Virginia

As revered as the University's traditions are, some change with the times and others fade away entirely. Here's a look at just a few.

Fall 2007

Down on the Corner

Down on the Corner

A stroll through the University’s neighborhood

Always an integral part of life at the University, the Corner has been shaped by a colorful collection of characters and establishments.

Spring 2007

Shadows of the Past

Shadows of the Past

South Lawn to include memorial to African-American community

See how the South Lawn Project memorializes an African-American community.

Spring 2007

Tight Quarters

Tight Quarters

A glimpse of student housing, 19th-century style

A brief look at rules and regulations concerning student life in 1847.

Winter 2006

Dorm Chic

Dorm Chic

The abode away from home

Current students talk about the money and effort involved in making a dorm room a personalized space.

Winter 2006

Clock Work

Clock Work

Exploring the essence of time

From atomic clocks to circadian rhythms, time is relative. Authorities across a range of disciplines explain how they measure its passage.

Fall 2006

The Master Builder

The Master Builder

Completion of the John Paul Jones Arena caps Dick Laurance's remarkable career

For the past 18 years, this construction wizard has steered UVA's highest-profile projects on time and on budget, smiling all the way.

Summer 2006

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Highlights

Making the most of a COVID situation

Making the most of a COVID situation

In a hard year, some UVA notables found comfort and escape in books, music, movies and the woods. Here are the good things that have helped them through.

Pep Banned

Pep Banned

For 30 years, UVA’s scrambling Pep Band managed to stay one punchline ahead of the authorities.

Spring semester rolls on

Spring semester rolls on

Students return for another unusual semester on Grounds, marked by limited group sizes and regular testing, even as in-person classes continue.