Topic: History, Traditions & Grounds

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

UVA Delays In-Person Start

UVA Delays In-Person Start

Added caution will keep undergrads away from dorms, classrooms for at least a couple weeks

Plans for a different kind of fall sharpen into focus as the semester approaches.

Fall 2020

Where Were You When … ?

Where Were You When … ?

Alumni recall the exact moment history intersected with their time on Grounds

Across six decades, alumni recall the exact moment history intersected with their time on Grounds.

Summer 2020

The camera sees what we can’t

The camera sees what we can’t

High-contrast infrared images by Charlottesville photographer Andrew Shurtleff show Grounds in a nearly dreamlike state.

Summer 2020

Testing Grounds for indie greatness

Testing Grounds for indie greatness

The chaos and experimentation that prepped the stars of Pavement and Silver Jews for success

The story behind the mediocre band that prepped the stars of Pavement and Silver Jews for success.

Spring 2020

Carr’s Hill reopens

Carr’s Hill reopens

A UVA landmark comes back to life following a rich history and a $14M renovation

Spring 2020

The Jefferson Progression

The Jefferson Progression

How historians keep changing their view of the founder

Historians write about a very different Thomas Jefferson now. Four new books show how different.

Winter 2019

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.

Winter 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

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