Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

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

Starry Night Under the Dome

Jefferson’s original vision of the Rotunda as a planetarium comes to life

The Rotunda as a planetarium? Three graduate students bring Jefferson’s original vision to life.

October 31, 2019

Famous Feet on Grounds

Famous Feet on Grounds

Glimpses of a few whose presence has graced our space over the years

A short list of famous people who have stepped foot on Grounds at UVA.

October 28, 2019

Decoding Honor

Decoding Honor

What 99 years of data say about the Honor System

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

Summer 2019

Beyond Blackface

Beyond Blackface

A look back reveals history of racism in University publications

Recent political scandals prompted Corks & Curls to look for a new name. They also had us looking through our own back issues.

Summer 2019

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

200 and Growing

200 and Growing

Celebrating the past two centuries. And the next.

Take an overhead look at UVA then and now, and explore the features of the Bicentennial issue.

Winter 2018

A Hat Tip to UVA

A Hat Tip to UVA

And just what is it about this place

Other schools’ alumni love their alma maters too. But it’s just not the same. Here’s why.

Winter 2018

Serpentine Timeline

Serpentine Timeline

Some of the twists and turns of UVA history

Study up on the twists and turns of UVA's history, from the laying of the cornerstone to the inauguration of the ninth president.

Winter 2018

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Paris 1919: A loose translation and the reunion to end all reunions

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.

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

Honor Allows a Fuller Confession

Honor Allows a Fuller Confession

Now, even unrelated offenses can find grace

A recent vote allows Informed Retraction's protection from expulsion to protect more broadly.

Summer 2018

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