Topic: Grounds & Buildings

Celebrating University Hall

Celebrating University Hall

Reliving some of the arena’s memorable moments before it’s demolished in 2019

U-Hall was home to UVA basketball for 41 years. Celebrate some of the sports victories and other highlights in this retrospective.

May 9, 2018

A Place to Remember

A Place to Remember

A new space between Clemons and Alderman libraries provides a place for students to reflect.

Spring 2018

Color Bind

Color Bind

As preservationists uncover the Lawn colonnades’ original hue, a question arises over what’s right—the bright white of our own time or the oatmeal tan of Jefferson’s.

Excavation uncovers a dilemma: Should the colonnade be the bright white of our time or the unpainted tan of Jefferson’s?

Spring 2018

Tom the Builder

Tom the Builder

Sure, Jefferson had the big idea for the University, but he also sweated the small stuff, brick by brick.

Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.

Spring 2018

Batter Upgrade

Batter Upgrade

Davenport Field gets $18 million overhaul

Davenport Field is undergoing a major renovation, which includes 1,000 more seats; a 5,000-square-foot development center with batting cages and pitching mounds; a field-level club area; and more.

Winter 2017

A Classroom as Big as the Lawn

A Classroom as Big as the Lawn

Jefferson wanted students to learn all the angles

Through architecture, Jefferson hoped students would gain a sense of design, order and beauty.

Fall 2017

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

The Freedom Ring memorial, a representation of the University’s relationship with slavery, is expected to be completed by the Bicentennial in 2019.

Fall 2017

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.

August 16, 2017

North of Eden

North of Eden

How North Grounds pays homage to Jefferson’s vision, but at a distance

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Summer 2017

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

You might think the growth of online resources has made UVA’s 14 libraries less relevant to student life. Think again.

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Summer 2017

News Briefs

News Briefs

Summer 2017

Virginia’s Curry School of Education climbs in the rankings; a new student center opens on the Corner; and a Grammy Award-winning producer visits Grounds.

Summer 2017

Pigments of Your Imagination

Pigments of Your Imagination

Let our adult coloring book help you find your happy place. We have just the place in mind. A few of them, in fact.

Spring 2017

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Highlights

Faces of Grounds

Faces of Grounds

They have long tenure, but they don’t grade and they don’t judge. They make you feel at home.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater

Learning to Grow

Learning to Grow

A January Term class teaches students to ask better questions and to be open to challenge in school and in life.

The Whole Package

The Whole Package

The Cavaliers have proven consistent throughout the season, even without an all-star, and they hope their versatility holds up in the tournaments.