Pratt Ginkgo, Give through the CVC, Lighting of the Lawn and Winter Wander

Pratt Ginkgo, Give through the CVC, Lighting of the Lawn and Winter Wander


From mid--November into early December each year, students, faculty, staff, and visitors find reasons to walk near the Rotunda regularly to check on the progress of the Pratt Ginkgo. The Washington Post even ran a story about this special tree a few years ago. It's usually one of the last trees on Grounds to reach full fall color, typically well after the ginkgo trees on McCormick Road have peaked and dropped their bright yellow leaves. Though it may have been slightly past its peak when this photo was taken on Tuesday, it was as beautiful as ever. 


Your gift. Our impact. Give through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.

There is still time to support charities close to your heart through the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)! Since the inception of this workplace giving campaign, UVA has led all state agencies in supporting the CVC thanks to the generosity and commitment of our amazing employees. The CVC serves as a critical source of funding for community nonprofits, and these funds have never been more needed. Read more in UVAToday.

How to give:

  1. Visit
  2. Designate any amount to one or more of more than participating 50 nonprofits in Charlottesville, or select from the 900 total participating nonprofits across the Commonwealth.
  3. Employees may choose to give via payroll deduction or credit card.

Thanks for supporting these important organizations.


Lighting of the Lawn 2021, Brighter Than Ever

Mark your calendar! The Lighting of the Lawn event for students, faculty, and staff will take place on Monday, December 6 at 7 p.m. This year is the 20th anniversary of this student-organized annual event. Our Facilities Management team works closely with students on the arrangements each year, along with colleagues from the Department of Safety and Security. Read more on the Lighting of the Lawn website and follow LotLUVA on Instagram. 

If you want to see even more holiday lights, also check out the new Winter Wander Trail of Lights at the Boar's Head Resort.