Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

Academical Village Charlottesville Grounds & the Physical Plant Honor Mr. Jefferson Past generations & bygone eras Student Self-Governance
Groovin’ on Grounds

Groovin’ on Grounds

Alumni share their favorite college-year bands

When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.

Spring 2021

Pep Banned

Pep Banned

The pep band’s 30 years of scrambling on the edge

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

Spring 2021

A legacy on the court

A legacy on the court

1981 men's basketball team reflects 40 years on

Forty years ago, UVA’s basketball team rose to No. 1 for the first time, paving the way for the top-ranking teams of recent years.

Spring 2021

The Stacks come crashing down

The Stacks come crashing down

‘Hitting the Alderman Stacks’ used to be just a figure of speech. Here's a look inside the beginning of the 3-year renovation.

Winter 2020

BOV Blesses Racial Equity Plan

BOV Blesses Racial Equity Plan

More diversity, less Confederacy

UVA’s board votes for more diversity, less Confederacy and new context for a Jefferson statue.

September 30, 2020

Game, set, Mary Slaughter

Game, set, Mary Slaughter

The ACC’s first woman varsity athlete played men’s tennis here

How one woman became the ACC’s first female varsity athlete—on the men’s tennis team.

Fall 2020

UVA Delays In-Person Start

UVA Delays In-Person Start

Added caution will keep undergrads away from dorms, classrooms for at least a couple weeks

Plans for a different kind of fall sharpen into focus as the semester approaches.

Fall 2020

Where Were You When … ?

Where Were You When … ?

Alumni recall the exact moment history intersected with their time on Grounds

Across six decades, alumni recall the exact moment history intersected with their time on Grounds.

Summer 2020

The camera sees what we can’t

The camera sees what we can’t

High-contrast infrared images by Charlottesville photographer Andrew Shurtleff show Grounds in a nearly dreamlike state.

Summer 2020

Testing Grounds for indie greatness

Testing Grounds for indie greatness

The chaos and experimentation that prepped the stars of Pavement and Silver Jews for success

The story behind the mediocre band that prepped the stars of Pavement and Silver Jews for success.

Spring 2020

Carr’s Hill reopens

Carr’s Hill reopens

A UVA landmark comes back to life following a rich history and a $14M renovation

Spring 2020

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Highlights

Pep Banned

Pep Banned

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

Groovin’ on Grounds

Groovin’ on Grounds

When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.