Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

Academical Village Charlottesville Grounds & the Physical Plant Honor Mr. Jefferson Past generations & bygone eras Student Self-Governance
Hot Trax

Hot Trax

Alumni remember Charlottesville venue that launched Dave Matthews Band, others

For two decades, the hot, sticky, beer-soaked roadhouse where Dave Matthews Band began its rise to stardom drew big-name acts and packed houses.

Winter 2021

Rumblings at Emmet-Ivy

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.

Winter 2021

The Cost of a Telegram

The Cost of a Telegram

Determined to cool student unrest in 1970, the Alumni Association did a very uncool thing

To cool student unrest in 1970, the Alumni Association did a very uncool thing. People stayed hot about it for years.

Summer 2021

Case Surge

Case Surge

As the COVID count swelled, so did the disciplinary docket

As the COVID count swelled this spring, so did the disciplinary docket for the University Judiciary Committee.

Summer 2021

The Underground Refuge

The Underground Refuge

Excluded elsewhere, UVA’s first Black students found community of their own 

How UVA’s first Black students, excluded elsewhere, found a community of their own off Grounds.

Summer 2021

Groovin’ on Grounds

Groovin’ on Grounds

Alumni share their favorite college-year bands

When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.

Spring 2021

Pep Banned

Pep Banned

The pep band’s 30 years of scrambling on the edge

For 30 years, UVA’s scrambling Pep Band managed to stay one punchline ahead of the authorities.

Spring 2021

A legacy on the court

A legacy on the court

1981 men's basketball team reflects 40 years on

Forty years ago, UVA’s basketball team rose to No. 1 for the first time, paving the way for the top-ranking teams of recent years.

Spring 2021

The Stacks come crashing down

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.

Winter 2020

BOV Blesses Racial Equity Plan

BOV Blesses Racial Equity Plan

More diversity, less Confederacy

UVA’s board votes for more diversity, less Confederacy and new context for a Jefferson statue.

September 30, 2020

Game, set, Mary Slaughter

Game, set, Mary Slaughter

The ACC’s first woman varsity athlete played men’s tennis here

How one woman became the ACC’s first female varsity athlete—on the men’s tennis team.

Fall 2020

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Highlights

Admissions Interview

Admissions Interview

The head of enrollment talks about what UVA looks for in applicants, including when they’re children of alumni.