Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

Academical Village Charlottesville Grounds & the Physical Plant Honor Mr. Jefferson Past generations & bygone eras Student Self-Governance
At Home in History

At Home in History

Pavilion residents bring personal touches to revered buildings

What's it like to live in one of America's most historic places?

Fall 2011

1825: Old School

1825: Old School

Founded in 1819, the University held its first classes in 1825 with a faculty of eight and an enrollment of 68 students

The University held its first classes in 1825 with a faculty of eight and 68 students.

Fall 2011

Football’s Founding Fathers

Football’s Founding Fathers

Today’s college game shaped by UVA

At the dawn of the early 20th century, UVA championed fairness in football, changing the game forever

Fall 2011

Rockin' the Grounds

Rockin’ the Grounds

From boogie-woogie to pure pop, bands have built on the University's musical legacy

A visual stroll through some magical moments provided by bands that made their mark on the music scene at UVA.

Summer 2011

What Defines Us?

What Defines Us?

Alumni share views of the student experience at UVA

Alumni share views of the student experience at UVA. What defines your experience?

Summer 2011

Remembrances from War Years

Remembrances from War Years

An alumna who studied engineering shares a few memories

An alumna who studied engineering shares a few memories

April 13, 2011

Meet the Presidents

Meet the Presidents

A new exhibit illuminates the leaders of the University

Illustrating the lives and times of the eight presidents of the University

March 16, 2011

Top Stories of 2010

Top Stories of 2010

Marked by record-breaking weather, devastating tragedy, and a change in leadership, 2010 was a watershed year for UVA.

January 17, 2011

All the Hoos in Hooville

All the Hoos in Hooville

Celebrating a decade of light

In celebration of a decade of the Lighting of the Lawn, we asked members of the UVA community to share their holiday wishes for the University.

December 14, 2010

Stroll the Mall? Streak the Lawn?

Stroll the Mall? Streak the Lawn?

What else is on the list of 110 things to do before graduation?

The Class of 2010 releases the list of 110 Things to Do Before You Graduate.

April 20, 2010

Then and Now

Then and Now

An illustrated journey through time

This illustrated journey through time provides a revealing perspective on UVA history.

Spring 2010

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A collection of University esoterica

Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a UVA alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

Winter 2009

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