From the Alderman Stacks to “The Cave” in Old Cabell Hall, alumni reveal their best secret spots at UVA.
Despite his influence on the UVA athletic department in the late 1800s, Richard Dabney Anderson is rarely mentioned in the annals of Virginia athletics.
And the student protest that led to its repeal
From driving the Monticello tour bus to cleaning frog tanks
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.
From grilled cheese to TV dinners, dining on a student budget.
From Hemingway to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the books alumni could not put down.
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.
From across the decades, the flicks that resonated most with alumni during their time on Grounds.
The grassroots campaign that convinced the General Assembly to fund a badly-needed new library.
A tale of performance-enhancing good manners, how nice guy James Rector had his 100 meters dashed.
We asked alumni about the notable fashions from their days on Grounds. Here’s what they said.
To cool student unrest in 1970, the Alumni Association did a very uncool thing. People stayed hot about it for years.
How UVA’s first Black students, excluded elsewhere, found a community of their own off Grounds.
When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.
For 30 years, UVA’s scrambling Pep Band managed to stay one punchline ahead of the authorities.
Amid the fervor of the Great War, UVA rid itself of a journalism school, and the pacifist it rode in 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.
How one woman became the ACC’s first female varsity athlete—on the men’s tennis team.
Our timeline follows women’s 200-year journey for influence, an education and equality at UVA.
Women talk about what it was like in those early years of coeducation.
Before granting women full admission to the College, UVA needed a little persuading—in the form of a federal lawsuit.
Students treasured the writer’s time on Grounds—and so did he.
Before women came for college, they came for careers, often in support roles.
Across six decades, alumni recall the exact moment history intersected with their time on Grounds.