Department: Student Life

The Future is Now

The Future is Now

Welcome to your first college dorm room, 21st-century style

A look inside the new, eco-friendly, amenity-filled, dorms on Alderman Road.

Fall 2014

Songs In the Key of Life

Songs In the Key of Life

The No Tones are an a cappella group for students who can't sing

The group bills itself as “the premier, the first, the only a cappella group for the musically challenged."

Summer 2014

Home Cooking

Home Cooking

UVA's International Center brings different cultures together through its cooking program

In the kitchen at UVA’s Lorna Sundberg International Center, students and community members come together to share home-cooked meals.

Spring 2014

Man About Grounds

Man About Grounds

Dean of Students Allen Groves is beloved for his compassion and humor.

Winter 2013

Better Than Space Camp

Better Than Space Camp

Graduate student spends summer at NASA

Environmental sciences grad student Adrianna Foster spends her summer break at NASA.

Fall 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

Blue Books

Blue Books

The agony and ecstasy of final exams (including excerpts from real blue book exams).

Spring 2013

Wet Paint

Wet Paint

Continuing the Tradition of Graffiti on Grounds

Students have painted public spaces around Grounds for more than a century. From Beta Bridge to stairwells, UVA's graffiti tradition is very much alive.

Winter 2012

A Way to Remember

A Way to Remember

Charity Lacrosse Tournament Honors Students

Charity lacrosse tournament honors students.

Summer 2012

Where We Study

Where We Study

During finals week, students contemplate and learn in shared spaces

When finals are approaching at UVA, the air seems charged with anticipation as students take to the libraries and cafés en masse and energy drinks fly off the shelves.

Spring 2012

Look Book

Look Book

A brief history of fashion at UVA

Winter 2011

Putting Ideas Into Action

Putting Ideas Into Action

Jefferson Public Citizens program gives students springboard for projects

Jefferson Public Citizens helps students bring classroom learning to life

Fall 2011

What Defines Us?

What Defines Us?

Alumni share views of the student experience at UVA. What defines your experience?

Summer 2011

Play Time

Play Time

Students take love of games to new level

Spring 2011

Beyond the Paycheck

Beyond the Paycheck

Jobs teach life lessons as well as put money in the bank

Striking the balance between a job and coursework is tough, and it often comes with a price.

Fall 2010

School of Rock

School of Rock

Battle of the Bands gives students musical springboard

UVA's Battle of the Bands face off. Hear music clips and watch a video.

Summer 2010

Working Vacation

Working Vacation

A different take on spring break

Alternative Spring Break brings UVA students to places that offer different pleasures than Fort Lauderdale.

Spring 2010

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Dining halls offer students more options than ever

The bounty of dishes available at the University’s dining halls could easily be mistaken for a gourmet restaurant.

Winter 2009

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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.

Making the most of a COVID situation

Making the most of a COVID situation

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.

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.