Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

Academical Village Charlottesville Grounds & the Physical Plant Honor Mr. Jefferson Past generations & bygone eras Student Self-Governance
The Caretaker of No. 13

The Caretaker of No. 13

Student fulfills charge of Raven Society

In the 101 years since UVA President Edwin A. Alderman charged the Raven Society with the upkeep of the Edgar Allan Poe Room, a Raven Society member has swept its wooden floors and dusted its antique furniture.

Winter 2008

Learning the Ropes—and Stairs

Learning the Ropes—and Stairs

Orientation helps first years air anxieties, build sense of community

First-year orientation helps air anxieties, build sense of community.

Fall 2008

A Walk on the Lawn

A Walk on the Lawn

Nearly 6,400 degrees were conferred during Final Exercises on May 18. For the first time in University history, more than 10 percent of the graduates were international students.

Fall 2008

The Evolution of Honor

The Evolution of Honor

Enduring Principle, Changing Times

The 'community of trust' traces its origins to the first students, but the Honor System has taken some twists and turns over the years.

Spring 2008

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

The Queen

The Queen

Mrs. Alfred E. Walker, "the Queen," shaped social life at the University for 35 years.

Summer 2007

Restoring Honor

Restoring Honor

Perspectives on an imperiled institution in a changing world

UVA's cherished Honor System is facing major challenges, not the least of which is students' reluctance to participate. Six people with an interest in the future of honor share their thoughts.

Spring 2006

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A Higher Law

A Higher Law

McIntire professor’s lessons extend beyond the classroom.

First-Gens First

First-Gens First

Why UVA is putting new focus on students whose parents never went to college.