Thomas Jefferson envisioned the Rotunda dome room not as a library but as a planetarium for teaching astronomy.
View the minutes from UVA's first BOV meeting including Jefferson, Madison and Monroe.
The history of Final Exercises at UVA.
On July 10, Queen Elizabeth toured the Academical Village, where 18,000 people watched her stroll down the Lawn.
In 1828, the Board of Visitors created the University Fire Company.
The University held its first classes in 1825 with a faculty of eight and 68 students.
Retrospect: Final Four stretch highlighted Debbie Ryan's tenure
For decades, the scarf that inspired the University's orange-and-blue colors appeared to have been lost.
A letter from TJ explains construction delays at UVA thanks to the Virginia legislature.
The dawn of Charlottesville's Downtown Mall.
Catherine Burke Sweet (Col ’77), one of the first female Rhodes Scholars, went to England to study in the late '70s and she never moved back.
In March 1958, then-Senator John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jackie, and his brothers Robert and Ted attended Law Day at UVA.
Tom Shadyac's infamous poster pokes fun at preppies.
The Fourth of July is a bittersweet anniversary at the University. It marks both great achievement and sorrow; it is the birthday of a nation, but the death day of Founding Fathers.
The history of a short-lived UVA mascot, the 'Hoo.
Thomas Jefferson designed the Anatomical Theatre in 1825.
After Faulkner arrived on Grounds, his "observations on ‘Virginia snobs’ caused somewhat of a sensation," wrote Virginius Dabney in Mr. Jefferson’s University. "He liked the state, he said, ‘because Virginians are all snobs and I like snobs.’"
Charles E. McMurdo (Engr '29) recalls his years at the University.
Mrs. Alfred E. Walker, "the Queen," shaped social life at the University for 35 years.
A brief look at rules and regulations concerning student life in 1847.