Topic: Grounds & the Physical Plant

A New Corner for UVA

A New Corner for UVA

Ambitious plans to remake Emmet/Ivy area start with hotel, conference center

Ambitious plans to remake Emmet/Ivy area start with a hotel and conference center.

Summer 2019

Nevermore

Nevermore

The stolen treasures of Alderman Library

The purloined treasures of the library vault: an inside look at a suspected inside job.

Spring 2019

Library Renewal

Library Renewal

Alderman plans a $160M next edition, with a new back cover

How the planned $160M renovation of Alderman stacks up.

Spring 2019

Gratitude for a Grand Old Tree

Gratitude for a Grand Old Tree

Remembering the McGuffey ash

Take a look back at the McGuffey ash, which loomed large over Pavilion IX for over a century.

Fall 2018

Infrequently Asked Questions

Infrequently Asked Questions

We’ve got answers, even if nobody was asking.

Even if you’re not physically strolling the Lawn, let this list of UVA fun facts bring you back, in multiple small ways, to life on Grounds.

July 16, 2018

Say Goodbye to U-Hall

Say Goodbye to U-Hall

Sports facility to come down by 2020

University Hall, the former home to the basketball programs and the venue of legendary concerts, will be demolished to make room for additional sports fields.

Summer 2018

Bud Life

Bud Life

A look at springtime in the pavilion gardens

Along winding walkways and serpentine walls, our photo essay leads you down the gardens’ paths.

Summer 2018

Celebrating University Hall

Celebrating University Hall

Reliving some of the arena’s memorable moments before it’s demolished in 2019

U-Hall was home to UVA basketball for 41 years. Celebrate some of the sports victories and other highlights in this retrospective.

May 9, 2018

Faces of Grounds

Faces of Grounds

A look at some of the staffers who make the University feel like a home

They have long tenure, but they don’t grade and they don’t judge. They make you feel at home.

Spring 2018

A Place to Remember

A Place to Remember

A new space between Clemons and Alderman libraries provides a place for students to reflect.

Spring 2018

Color Bind

Color Bind

As preservationists uncover the Lawn colonnades’ original hue, a question arises over what’s right—the bright white of our own time or the oatmeal tan of Jefferson’s.

Excavation uncovers a dilemma: Should the colonnade be the bright white of our time or the unpainted tan of Jefferson’s?

Spring 2018

Tom the Builder

Tom the Builder

Sure, Jefferson had the big idea for the University, but he also sweated the small stuff, brick by brick.

Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.

Spring 2018

Batter Upgrade

Batter Upgrade

Davenport Field gets $18 million overhaul

Davenport Field is undergoing a major renovation, which includes 1,000 more seats; a 5,000-square-foot development center with batting cages and pitching mounds; a field-level club area; and more.

Winter 2017

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Highlights

Decoding Honor

Decoding Honor

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