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Groovin’ on Grounds

Groovin’ on Grounds

Alumni share their favorite college-year bands

When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.

Spring 2021

Pep Banned

Pep Banned

The pep band’s 30 years of scrambling on the edge

For 30 years, UVA’s scrambling Pep Band managed to stay one punchline ahead of the authorities.

Spring 2021

Making the most of a COVID situation

Making the most of a COVID situation

How some UVA notables found comfort and escape in a hard year

In a hard year, some UVA notables found comfort and escape in books, music, movies and the woods. Here are the good things that have helped them through.

Spring 2021

College life in quarantine

College life in quarantine

For some UVA students, isolation and quarantine have brought new challenges to an already unusual year.

Spring 2021

A legacy on the court

A legacy on the court

1981 men's basketball team reflects 40 years on

Forty years ago, UVA’s basketball team rose to No. 1 for the first time, paving the way for the top-ranking teams of recent years.

Spring 2021

BOV Blesses Racial Equity Plan

BOV Blesses Racial Equity Plan

More diversity, less Confederacy

UVA’s board votes for more diversity, less Confederacy and new context for a Jefferson statue.

September 30, 2020

UVA Delays In-Person Start

UVA Delays In-Person Start

Added caution will keep undergrads away from dorms, classrooms for at least a couple weeks

Plans for a different kind of fall sharpen into focus as the semester approaches.

Fall 2020

Where Were You When … ?

Where Were You When … ?

Alumni recall the exact moment history intersected with their time on Grounds

Across six decades, alumni recall the exact moment history intersected with their time on Grounds.

Summer 2020

Coping with quarantine

Coping with quarantine

UVA makes accommodations for students facing hardships

UVA works to accommodate students facing hardships after pandemic shuts Grounds down.

Summer 2020

The season didn't end. It stopped.

The season didn’t end. It stopped.

Student athletes come to terms with all that seemed within their grasp

Student athletes come to terms with all that seemed within their grasp.

Summer 2020

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Highlights

Pep Banned

Pep Banned

For 30 years, UVA’s scrambling Pep Band managed to stay one punchline ahead of the authorities.

Groovin’ on Grounds

Groovin’ on Grounds

When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.

On the shelf

On the shelf

From academic research to rollicking fiction, UVA alumni and faculty members have been churning out books on a variety of topics. Here’s a look at some of them.