Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds
Game, set, Mary Slaughter
How one woman became the ACC’s first female varsity athlete—on the men’s tennis team.
It was about time: A timeline of women at UVA
Our timeline follows women’s 200-year journey for influence, an education and equality at UVA.
How women found their place at Mr. Jefferson’s University
Women talk about what it was like in those early years of coeducation.
Not Without a Fight
Before granting women full admission to the College, UVA needed a little persuading—in the form of a federal lawsuit.
New biography highlights Faulkner at UVA
Students treasured the writer’s time on Grounds—and so did he.
A Struggle for Equality: Women in the workplace at UVA
Before women came for college, they came for careers, often in support roles.
Meet the Class of 2021’s student organization leaders
From Honor chair to editor of the Cav Daily, these students are going out on top.
Education building renamed for Walter N. Ridley
The building will carry the name of the first African American to graduate from UVA.
UVA Delays In-Person Start
Plans for a different kind of fall sharpen into focus as the semester approaches.
Where Were You When … ?
Across six decades, alumni recall the exact moment history intersected with their time on Grounds.
The surreal semester and what comes after
From the spring quarantine to the fall quandary, how UVA is confronting the coronavirus.
The camera sees what we can’t
High-contrast infrared images by Charlottesville photographer Andrew Shurtleff show Grounds in a nearly dreamlike state.
Testing Grounds for indie greatness
The story behind the mediocre band that prepped the stars of Pavement and Silver Jews for success.
UVA sets aggressive sustainability goals, even as it expands
University commits to shrinking its carbon footprint while expanding its physical one.
One professor put UVA in the race for the A-bomb, or at least he tried
In the race for the A-bomb, Jesse Beams, UVA’s resident centrifuge expert, may have promised more than he could deliver.
Carr’s Hill reopens
A UVA landmark comes back to life following a rich history and a $14M renovation
Reading the Regalia: A Visual Guide to UVA’s Final Exercises
As students prepare to walk the Lawn, take a look at what they’ll be wearing.
Scooters are a fast-growing trend on Grounds. Get up to speed.
Electric scooters have become a major UVA phenomenon. We have the numbers to prove it.
The Jefferson Progression
Historians write about a very different Thomas Jefferson now. Four new books show how different.
The Black Bus Stop is a landmark only a minority knew about
The bus stop on McCormick Road served as a refuge for black students in decades past.
UVA preserves Alderman stacks graffiti before teardown
Decades of musings and drawings adorn Alderman carrels. How UVA is making sure some of it survives.
Starry Night Under the Dome
The Rotunda as a planetarium? Three graduate students bring Jefferson’s original vision to life.
Famous Feet on Grounds
A short list of famous people who have stepped foot on Grounds at UVA.
October 28, 2019
Pavilion X settles the controversy over what shade of white to paint the Academical Village
After further research, the pavilion is painted a hue consistent with the rest of the Lawn.
The Dell: It’s beautiful. It’s serene. And it makes UVA basketball possible.
One of the most beautiful places on Grounds is also one of the most practical. The engineering marvel of the Dell.