Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

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

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

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Highlights

Decoding Honor

Decoding Honor

What 99 years of never-before compiled data reveal about the UVA Honor System.