Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

Academical Village Charlottesville Grounds & the Physical Plant Honor Mr. Jefferson Past generations & bygone eras Student Self-Governance
Any Given Saturday

Any Given Saturday

Behind the scenes at Scott Stadium

Go behind the scenes at Scott Stadium for a look at the inner workings of a Cavaliers football game.

Fall 2014

Better Living Through Architecture

Better Living Through Architecture

UVA's Center for Design and Health is working to improve environments around the world

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

Fall 2014

Ringing the Carillon

Ringing the Carillon

How the University Chapel bells keep chiming

If you thought the sounds of the University Chapel's bells are made by an expert ringer toiling inside the steeple, think again.

Fall 2014

God Is in the Details

God Is in the Details

UVA instructor uncovers an overlooked facet of Jefferson statue

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

Fall 2014

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

Found during the Rotunda’s renovation, a cistern helps answer how water got to Grounds

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

Fall 2014

Object Lesson

Object Lesson

Telling the history of UVA one piece at a time

Telling the history of UVA one piece at a time.

Summer 2014

Honor Update

Honor Update

Honor Committee chair says that Informed Retraction, introduced in April 2013, has been a success.

Summer 2014

Old School

Old School

The Photographs of Ed Roseberry

It's likely that no one has taken more pictures of University life than Ed Roseberry. Here are just a few of the photos that earned him the nickname "Flash."

Spring 2006

Start Celebrating

Start Celebrating

Thomas Jefferson began sowing the first seeds of UVA 200 years ago this month

You might think that UVA was founded in 1819, but that's not the whole story.

April 15, 2014

The Cornerstone Plan

The Cornerstone Plan

UVA charts its course for the next five years

An infographic explains the implementation of the five-year strategic plan for the academic division of the University.

Spring 2014

Capital Improvements

Capital Improvements

Next phase of Rotunda renovation promises to breathe new life into iconic building

A close look at the preparations for phase two of the Rotunda renovation project.

Spring 2014

Snow Day

Snow Day

Student recalls February storm in words and pictures

Mina Pirasteh (Col ’15) documented a snow day on Grounds.

Spring 2014

The Once and Future Yearbook

The Once and Future Yearbook

Online museum launches soon; plans underway for Corks and Curls revival

With the help of the Virginia History Lab, students and alumni are working on re-establishing Corks and Curls.

Spring 2014

The Captain

The Captain

Reflections on football and war

John Leys reflects on football and war.

Winter 2013

Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Tales of the University's tumultuous early years

Tales of the University's tumultuous years.

Winter 2013

The Mystery of Brooks Hall

The Mystery of Brooks Hall

The hidden stories behind one of UVA’s most unusual places

Learn the hidden stories behind one of UVA's most unusual places.

October 18, 2013

New & Notable

New & Notable

Five new books from UVA alumni

Five new books from UVA alumni.

Fall 2013

100 Years of Reunions

100 Years of Reunions

Annual weekend has colorful origin

UVA's annual Reunions Weekend has a colorful origin.

Fall 2013

Beyond the Names

Beyond the Names

What are the stories behind the dorm names on Grounds?

The stories of the men and women behind the dorm names on Grounds.

Summer 2013

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Highlights

On-Camera Admissions

On-Camera Admissions

In video interview, new enrollment chief talks standardized testing, alumni children and treating applicants as people first.

New Faces at the Helm

New Faces at the Helm

With plans to extend UVA’s reach beyond Grounds, new deans are leading three UVA schools.