Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

Academical Village Charlottesville Grounds & the Physical Plant Honor Mr. Jefferson Past generations & bygone eras Student Self-Governance
Honor Undergoes a Full-Scale Review

Honor Undergoes a Full-Scale Review

The single sanction’s razor-thin survival of a student vote has prompted the Honor Committee to appoint a study commission, the first such comprehensive review of the University of Virginia Honor System since 2000.

Fall 2016

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Many readers sent in feedback to the summer cover story “Modern Honor.” A selection of letter excerpts appear, along with a letter from the Editor on the Honor System piece.

Fall 2016

Modern Honor

Modern Honor

Honor’s single sanction barely survived a vote. Now what?

In 2013, students voted in an “informed retraction” measure to the Honor System. This past spring, the single sanction barely survived a vote. Now what?

Summer 2016

The Honors of Honor

The Honors of Honor

A look at Final Exercises past

Take a look back at how Final Exercises have been celebrated in the past century.

May 9, 2016

First Things First

First Things First

From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in UVA history.

Fall 2015

Capital Replacement

Capital Replacement

A How-To Guide

Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

Spring 2015

Sexual Assault and UVA

Sexual Assault and UVA

An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

This timeline tracks national and legal developments related to sexual assaults on college campuses, recaps UVA’s responses to the Rolling Stone article and highlights what’s specifically being done at the University to help ensure student safety—both in recent years and going forward.

Spring 2015

The Many Faces of Cavman

The Many Faces of Cavman

A look at how UVA’s mascot has changed over time

A look at how UVA’s mascot has changed over time

Spring 2015

A Civil Occupation

A Civil Occupation

One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, UVA was spared from its torches.

One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, UVA was spared from its torches.

Spring 2015

When Mem Rocked

When Mem Rocked

Members of last team to play in the iconic building recall those final years

Built in 1924 as a World War I memorial, Memorial Gym served as a multipurpose arena, hosting everything from wrestling matches to social dances.

Spring 2015

UVA's Leadership DNA

UVA’s Leadership DNA

In the spirit of springtime revival, says Teresa Sullivan, we are moving forward in the new semester with great optimism about what we can accomplish together.

Spring 2015

Changing the Greek System

Changing the Greek System

Student leaders discuss some of the issues facing Greek life on Grounds

A Q&A with students who were among those who created new safety policies for the Greek system at UVA.

Spring 2015

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

The Commonwealth Clash; Quin Blanding's tackle record; Field Hockey beats a No. 1; "Why Football Matters"

Winter 2014

Admiral of the Antarctic

Admiral of the Antarctic

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd sought adventure wherever he went

Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at UVA.

Winter 2014

Paying Up for Pancakes

Paying Up for Pancakes

Resulting from an admission-essay promise, Pancakes for Parkinson’s is now the largest student-run fundraiser on Grounds

Students cooked up 10,000 pancakes at this year's annual Pancakes for Parkinson's breakfast.

Winter 2014

Making the Case for College

Making the Case for College

A conversation with Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that UVA can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

Winter 2014

We Come from Old Virginia

We Come from Old Virginia

Faculty members look back on their years at UVA and give advice for the future

Eight longstanding faculty members look back on their years at the University.

November 14, 2014

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

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

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Highlights

A Higher Law

A Higher Law

McIntire professor’s lessons extend beyond the classroom.

Wedded Wahoos

Wedded Wahoos

Do you love chuckling over awkward first-date tales or proposal mishaps? Well, we’ve got some fun for you.

First-Gens First

First-Gens First

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