Topic: Grounds & the Physical Plant
What is the most spectacularly foolish thing you did on Grounds?
From riding on chalkboards to kidnapping a kangaroo, alumni share stories of their less-than-stellar judgment calls.
What was your favorite hideout on Grounds?
From the Alderman Stacks to “The Cave” in Old Cabell Hall, alumni reveal their best secret spots at UVA.
Making a Mountain into an O-Hill
The wellspring for the founding, and where UVA split the atom, behold the fantastical history of Mount Jefferson.
Shock, grief and a coming together: UVA reacts to the tragic shootings on Grounds
The deaths of football players Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry and the wounding of two other students traumatized the UVA community.
November 18, 2022
Police make arrest in Lawn noose incident
Shane Dennis has no known relationship to UVA and has been prohibited from entering Grounds in the future.
Lawn Hate Crime: Noose On Homer Statue Summons FBI
Authorities probe two other incidents, meet with Black protesters; alumni offer support
See how familiar spots on Grounds have changed over the years
Compare old-school photos with modern snapshots of the same places—from the Corner to Carr’s Hill—to see how they’ve evolved since your time at UVA.
June 23, 2022
After 80 years, Maury Hall gets a new name
Navy ROTC building will now honor former Navy secretary, U.S. senator and Law alumnus John Warner, instead of a controversial Confederate officer with no UVA ties.
Rumblings at Emmet-Ivy
Work has begun on a vital connector between Central Grounds and North Grounds that will serve as a new gateway to UVA.
When Student Activist Sabato Dug in for Clemons
The grassroots campaign that convinced the General Assembly to fund a badly-needed new library.
The Stacks come crashing down
‘Hitting the Alderman Stacks’ used to be just a figure of speech. Here's a look inside the beginning of the 3-year renovation.
Emmet-Ivy corridor takes shape
Plans for the key connection between Central and North Grounds are moving forward.
Education building renamed for Walter N. Ridley
The building will carry the name of the first African American to graduate from UVA.
The surreal semester and what comes after
From the spring quarantine to the fall quandary, how UVA is confronting the coronavirus.
The camera sees what we can’t
High-contrast infrared images by Charlottesville photographer Andrew Shurtleff show Grounds in a nearly dreamlike state.
UVA sets aggressive sustainability goals, even as it expands
University commits to shrinking its carbon footprint while expanding its physical one.
Carr’s Hill reopens
A UVA landmark comes back to life following a rich history and a $14M renovation
The Black Bus Stop is a landmark only a minority knew about
The bus stop on McCormick Road served as a refuge for black students in decades past.
UVA preserves Alderman stacks graffiti before teardown
Decades of musings and drawings adorn Alderman carrels. How UVA is making sure some of it survives.
Starry Night Under the Dome
The Rotunda as a planetarium? Three graduate students bring Jefferson’s original vision to life.
Pavilion X settles the controversy over what shade of white to paint the Academical Village
After further research, the pavilion is painted a hue consistent with the rest of the Lawn.
The Dell: It’s beautiful. It’s serene. And it makes UVA basketball possible.
One of the most beautiful places on Grounds is also one of the most practical. The engineering marvel of the Dell.
Making old dorms new again: Renovations reimagine residential life
Those spaces that defined us first-year are getting redefined. And they’re taking on even more importance in student life.
How the McIntire Amphitheatre became a parking lot—and found its way back again
The unique space on Grounds wasn’t always so beloved.