Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

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

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

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

Honorable Intentions

Honorable Intentions

Students vote to alter Honor System

In a late-February vote, students voted to add an informed retraction option to the University's Honor System. Students voted on two proposals.

Summer 2013

The Curious Case of Jerry Reid

The Curious Case of Jerry Reid

Student will walk the Lawn when he is 70

Jerry Reid, an undergraduate student, is a typical student in every way—except one.

Summer 2013

Top 5 Lists

Top 5 Lists

Want to know the top 5 hidden gems around Grounds? The all-time leading sports scorers? Top foods at the dining hall?

April 17, 2013

The School of Athens

The School of Athens

One of Raphael's most famous frescoes has enjoyed its own renaissance at the University.

Spring 2013

End of an Era

End of an Era

Student paper embraces digital media

The 123-year-old Cavalier Daily won't be publishing a print daily anymore.

Spring 2013

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Highlights

Legends on the Court

Legends on the Court

What does a basketball hero do after the college glory days? Catch up with a dozen UVA fan favorites.