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07/22/2021

If you’ve been past the corner of Emmet Street and Ivy Road in recent weeks, you may have noticed some new activity. That’s because the University of Virginia is beginning a phase of work designed to transform the area into a new gateway to the University and form deeper connections with the community.

07/15/2021

Among students eligible to enroll in classes on Grounds at the University of Virginia, 85% have reported being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as of Thursday. Additionally, 78.5% of Academic Division employees have reported being fully vaccinated. Read more

07/12/2021

Faculty and staff members in the University of Virginia’s Academic Division must report their COVID-19 vaccination status no later than July 23 if they have not already done so. As University leaders outlined last month, all faculty and staff members must either provide proof of vaccination or agree to prevalence testing requirements, including at least weekly mandatory saliva PCR testing.

07/08/2021

There will be far fewer plastics in the future of the University of Virginia, as it cuts back on its use of single-use plastics starting July 21. Virginia Gov.

06/15/2021

On Tuesday, the University of Virginia provided updated COVID-19 vaccination guidance for faculty and staff, stating that faculty or staff in the Academic Division will either need to provide proof of vaccination or agree to weekly prevalence testing requirements in the fall semester.

06/04/2021

Recognizing top researchers and successful administrative leaders, the University of Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson Awards honored four recipients this year – two for scholarship and two for service – after the awards were cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

06/04/2021

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors on Friday approved a resolution to make modifications to the “Whispering Wall” memorial, and heard an update on the George Rogers Clark statue, which will be removed from its current location this summer.

06/01/2021

UVA Alerts is the comprehensive mass notification system that deploys urgent emergency messages to warn people of a threat on Grounds and provide instructions for what to do. Starting today, anyone who wishes to receive official UVA Alerts via text message may now opt in by texting “UVA” to 226787. This shortcode subscription service is available to anyone, anywhere.

05/27/2021

Jody Lahendro stood by a young Shumard oak – his long, chiseled face reminiscent of Gary Cooper’s (though now partially obscured by a mask) – and listened to friends and co-workers say nice things about him. Lahendro is retiring from the University of Virginia’s Division of Facilities Management, and his friends donated a tree, planted between the Rotunda and Brooks Hall, in his honor.

05/18/2021

Shiny, brightly colored balloons have long been a staple of University of Virginia graduations, with cartoon characters and glittering inflated numbers bobbing above the heads of the smiling former students as they process down the Lawn. This year, the balloons have a second life.

05/06/2021

Vibrant flowers, honey, a notorious buzzing sound – bees are commonly associated with these simple things, despite playing a much more significant role in our ecosystem.

04/20/2021

The University of Virginia offers the most generous financial aid packages of any public school in the nation, according to the Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges for 2021” rankings.

04/20/2021

The University of Virginia is marking Thursday’s Earth Day observance with a variety of celebrations, activities and events throughout the month, but particularly this week. Read more

04/13/2021

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors voted to approve a proposal from the administration to hold base undergraduate tuition at its current rate for the 2021-22 academic year. Read more

04/10/2021

On Saturday, the University of Virginia dedicated the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers in a virtual ceremony.

04/09/2021

The virtual dedication ceremony of the University of Virginia’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers today brought together many of the people who strived to create the monument that honors the lives of those who built and sustained the early University – and whose work had been hidden or forgotten over many years.

04/08/2021

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors will next week take up tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year, including a proposal from the administration to hold base undergraduate tuition at its current rate. UVA President Jim Ryan said the proposal was the result of meetings with student groups, feedback from students and families, consultation with the Board of Visitors, and thorough

04/01/2021

The University of Virginia is planning to return to in-person instruction and much more normal operations in fall 2021, UVA leaders shared in an email message Thursday. “Our present plan is to return to the in-person residential, educational and research experience that has always been a hallmark of our University,” President Jim Ryan, Provost Liz Magill and Chief Operating Officer J.J.

03/31/2021

For the fourth time in the survey’s seven years, the University of Virginia ranks No.

03/25/2021

A brick is not always just a brick. In the extensive renovation of the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library, workers for contractor Skanska have found locally made, wood-molded “Monticello” bricks. The over-sized bricks, 4 inches by 3 inches by 9 inches, weighing in at 5 ¾ pounds, known in the trade as a “jumbo brick,” were found inside the chimney in the McGregor Reading Room.

03/12/2021

In renovating the Garden Room dining area in the University of Virginia’s Academical Village, Facilities Management workers removed two layers of wood flooring, exposing the heart pine boards of the original floor. Read more

03/05/2021

Anew hotel and conference center will soon anchor the University of Virginia’s Ivy Road entrance corridor, along with the new building for the School of Data Science.

02/22/2021

The University of Virginia is one of 150 institutions selected for inclusion in the first edition of a new college guidebook, “Colleges Worth Your Money.” According to a press release, each college profile contains more than 75 data points, including admission statistics, salary and return-on-investment figures, information on companies that recruit on campus, where students la

02/22/2021

The University of Virginia Police Department has hired its first-ever diversity, equity and inclusion manager, reflecting its commitment to peace and justice.

02/15/2021

Chomp! Like a mechanical dinosaur, this ultra-high demolition excavator tore down the last part of the New Stacks building, where office space was located in the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library. Demolition will finish this month. Read more

02/10/2021

Every student’s experience of the University of Virginia is unique. For some, accessibility and inclusion are key components, as opportunities across Grounds are not a one-size-fits-all. For many students, this is when the Student Disability Access Center comes in. Read more.

02/10/2021

In 2019, the University of Virginia-Community Working Group formed by President Jim Ryan identified four key priorities that UVA and its community partners could work on together: jobs and wages, affordable housing, youth education and equitable he

02/08/2021

An important part of University of Virginia’s ongoing commitment to free expression and to fully and honestly explore UVA’s complex history is moving forward this week with the creation of two new committees. Read more.

02/03/2021

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors will consider 2021-22 tuition and fees for UVA and UVA’s College at Wise during a March 5 meeting, with a workshop and public comment period scheduled for Feb. 17 to gather feedback. Read more.

01/27/2021

On an expansive tract north of Charlottesville off U.S. 29, the University of Virginia Foundation operates a comprehensive research park that has quietly grown over the years into its current status as place where hundreds of people work, conduct research, study and collaborate.

01/15/2021

The University of Virginia Chapel was swathed in scaffolding for the new year. Facilities Management’s historic masons, specializing in historic preservation, have been working on repointing the chapel, replacing or restoring the mortar between the sandstone blocks in a combination of repair and regular maintenance.

01/04/2021

Major renovation of the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library will continue throughout 2021 and 2022. Preparation got underway last January, and not long after the coronavirus pandemic closed the Grounds in March, the project began in earnest. The new and old stacks were demolished over the summer.

12/14/2020

The Board of Visitors Buildings and Grounds Committee on Friday approved the schematic design of the proposed home of the School of Data Science in the Emmet-Ivy Corridor. The School of Data Science building is scheduled to be the first academic building constructed on the 14.5-acre Emmet-Ivy parcel.

12/14/2020

University of Virginia leaders have outlined plans for the spring semester, including requirements for students to return to Grounds and plans to test students on a weekly basis. Right now, UVA is planning to welcome students back to Grounds for the spring semester, Provost Liz Magill, Chief Operating Officer J.J. Davis and Department of Medicine Chair Dr.

12/10/2020

At the beginning of the fall semester this year, questions were much more abundant than answers. The University of Virginia had just come through an unprecedented spring, shifting courses online in about eight days in March as the COVID-19 pandemic hit and normal operations ground to a halt around the world.

12/03/2020

The Architect’s Newspaper has selected the University of Virginia’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers as the Project of the Year in its 2020 Best of Design Awards, and also named it the best in the category of public and social impact. Read more.

11/17/2020

The University of Virginia will host two Thanksgiving feasts this year: one for students, and one for the larger University community. Read more.

11/11/2020

A group of specialists is studying how best to use air-handling systems at the University of Virginia to limit the spread of COVID-19 virus. Officially formed in June, this group focuses on identifying and assessing all of the different heating, ventilation and air conditioning mitigation strategies currently available.

10/16/2020

The University of Virginia has laid out an ambitious 10-year plan to accelerate the University’s sustainability goals across operations, research, curriculum, accountability and engagement – a framework of stewardship and discovery.

10/05/2020

The University of Virginia’s massive Alderman Library, built during the Depression era to house the University’s collections when they outgrew the Rotunda, is undergoing an extensive renovation, based on the Unversity’s own green building standards. The renovations are preserving much of the building and recycling much of what can’t be preserved.

09/30/2020

Leaders managing the University of Virginia’s response to the coronavirus have approved a set of restrictions on University operations that could be implemented if additional measures become necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19.

09/30/2020

It’s a messy job, but it can help prevent the spread of coronavirus before people even know they have it. Watch more.

09/19/2020

With the fall semester getting into a rhythm and residence halls once again housing students, the University of Virginia has implemented new methods to detect the presence of the novel coronavirus.

09/11/2020

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted nearly every facet of higher education during the past six months, and the University of Virginia has been no exception.

09/11/2020

On Friday, the University of Virginia Board of Visitors approved five recommendations from UVA’s Racial Equity Task Force regarding changes to UVA’s historic landscape. Read more.

08/05/2020

A new, personal health assessment phone app and web-based program, “HOOS Health Check,” will become available Monday for use by the University of Virginia community. Students, faculty and staff members will be required to use the app to check for symptoms related to COVID-19 every day that they plan to be on Grounds.

UVA Delays In-Person Instruction, Move-In for Undergraduates by Two Weeks

08/04/2020

The University of Virginia announced Tuesday that it will delay undergraduate in-person instruction and residence hall move-in dates by two weeks in response to an uptick in local and national coronavirus cases. Read more.

08/03/2020

The University of Virginia on Monday launched an online portal through which students may order self-administered COVID-19 test kits.All undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to return to Grounds – including those living in UVA residence halls and those living in Charlottesville or Albemarle County who will attend classes or labs, either in-person or fully online – must submit CO

07/24/2020

The sliding doors on the University of Virginia’s McCormick Observatory dome are back on track. The observatory’s dome, built in 1884 by Warner and Swasey Company of Cleveland and dedicated in 1885, has three slits that allow the telescope to peer out at the heavens. Each opening is covered by two shutters that ride on a series of rollers at the top and bottom of each shutter.

07/23/2020

As the University of Virginia reopens for the fall term, many things will be different, including how people get around Grounds. There will be changes in bus routes, bus use and parking. Read more.

07/21/2020

A return to Grounds this fall raises many important questions for students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia, ranging from which courses will be offered online and in-person to how the University will handle important public health measures like face coverings, testing and contact tracing.

07/16/2020

The University of Virginia today announced plans for the safe return of students, faculty and staff to Grounds and for the safe operation of the fall academic semester – including mandatory virus testing for students. Read more.

05/21/2020

Although the iconic Rotunda was the University of Virginia’s first library, Wahoos of the past century got to know Alderman as UVA’s main library. The need for expansion of book acquisitions and research materials drove construction of the bigger building in 1937, funded in part by the Public Works Administration, part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal relief programs.

05/13/2020

With an assist from the University of Virginia, Local Food Hub is expanding and retooling its “Fresh Farmacy” program to meet evolving community needs for access to fresh, healthy food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/07/2020

At dawn one bright April morning, dozens of construction workers, clad in bright yellow vests and stiff white masks, lined up to applaud those entering and leaving UVA Health at shift change, men and women on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/05/2020

In this time of pandemic and economic upheaval, community service agencies are stretched to the limit. Volunteers are needed more than ever for a widening range of services. And as the commonwealth celebrates Virginia Public Service Week, more citizens may be looking to help.

04/28/2020

After considerable engagement with leadership at the highest levels, UVA Health is implementing a series of actions designed to mitigate the financial effects of COVID-19 and safeguard its ability to serve the community.

04/24/2020

The University of Virginia is participating in Project Rebound, a Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce-led effort to revive the local economy in a time of COVID-19 pandemic.

04/23/2020

Will this fall be like any other at the University of Virginia? The short answer is no. UVA will provide an educational program for students, but figuring out the longer answer – just how different it will be – is the work of a committee created by President Jim Ryan.

04/22/2020

Since its launch almost three weeks ago, the UVA Emergency Assistance Fund has provided assistance to more than 600 furloughed contract workers and University of Virginia employees facing unexpected costs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/16/2020

In mid-March, representatives from the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the University of Virginia began working together behind the scenes on what has already proven to be a historic coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic.

04/08/2020

The University of Virginia has released the details of a fund intended to help furloughed contract workers and UVA employees who are facing unexpected costs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/02/2020

Thursday, University of Virginia President Jim Ryan and his leadership team took to Zoom to provide updates and answer questions about the University’s COVID-19 response and future plans in a virtual town hall. Besides Ryan, speakers included Provost Liz Magill, Chief Operating Officer J.J. Davis and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. K. Craig Kent.

03/23/2020

UVA Dining is donating perishable foods from its dining halls to local charities and food banks. In reaction to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the University of Virginia has suspended in-person courses and shifted to online learning. Since the vast majority of students are studying from home, most on-Grounds food service outlets are closed.

03/10/2020

University of Virginia President Jim Ryan announced today that UVA has established a goal to support the development of 1,000 to 1,500 affordable housing units in Charlottesville and Albemarle County over the next decade on land owned by the University and the UVA Foundation. “As an anchor institution, we feel a responsibility to be a good neighbor.

02/13/2020

Former Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo has been named the University of Virginia’s associate vice president for safety and security and chief of police.Longo was named interim chief of police in October and soon thereafter took on the additional interim responsibilities of associate vice president for safety and security.

02/06/2020

What if smartphones could alert you or your physician to a medical problem? Or even monitor your progress after you had suffered a concussion?

02/04/2020

The University of Virginia earned top marks in this year’s Princeton Review return-on-investment ranking as the No. 3 public university in the nation.

01/26/2020

A dedicated page on the University's website has been created as a central repository for communications and information for the UVA community about Coronavirus, an ongoing global public health concern.

01/17/2020

More than 1,150 acres of land situated near the historic homes of three presidents in Albemarle County will be permanently protected by a conservation easement placed by the University of Virginia Foundation, UVA President Jim Ryan announced today.

01/10/2020

What do hot dogs, chicken and cheese have in common? These treats were the great motivators for Cooper, a miniature American shepherd who just graduated from doggie therapy school and is joining his owner, Community Service and Crime Prevention Sgt. Benjamin Rexrode, at the University of Virginia’s Police Department.

01/04/2020

Major renovation of the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library will continue throughout 2021 and 2022. Preparation got underway last January, and not long after the coronavirus pandemic closed the Grounds in March, the project began in earnest. The new and old stacks were demolished over the summer.

12/06/2019

The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors on Friday reviewed plans outlining the next phase of student housing construction on Brandon Avenue, the name of the new softball stadium on Massie Road and an ambitious strategy to expand UVA’s sustainability efforts.

12/06/2019

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted Friday to set tuition and fee rates for the 2020-21 academic year.

12/02/2019

The University of Virginia and William & Mary today announced plans to work together on sustainability and climate change initiatives, including a shared goal for each institution to be carbon neutral by 2030. The innovative partnership is part of UVA’s 2020-30 Sustainability Plan, which will be presented to the University’s Board of Visitors this week.

11/25/2019

Even before people started to mull their Thanksgiving menus, a hard-working Facilities Management crew was busy stringing a new set of holiday lights for the University's popular community event, Lighting of the Lawn. This year's shimmering Lighting of the Lawn is set for Dec. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. with entertainment from several a capella and other student groups.

11/05/2019

An educational workshop and public comment period on the University of Virginia’s 2020-21 tuition and fees proposal will be held on Friday, Nov. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the South Meeting Room of Newcomb Hall.

10/24/2019

University of Virginia President Jim Ryan today announced that the University’s major contractors, working in partnership with UVA, are raising the wages of their full-time employees to at least $15 an hour, effective Jan.

10/22/2019

The University of Virginia’s 10-year parking and transportation master plan features a combination of transportation innovations and increasing parking efficiency and capacity.

10/22/2019

Wrapped within serpentine walls, the 10 Jeffersonian gardens at the University of Virginia’s Academical Village, each exhibiting its own personality, are places of serenity and contemplation, where students and visitors can relax on shaded benches nestled among a wide variety of flowers, shrubs and trees.

10/20/2019

SmartAsset, a personal finance website, ranked the University of Virginia No. 2 in Virginia and No. 28 in the nation in its best value rankings, announced in September.

10/10/2019

Students who log in to the Student Information System to search for spring courses are in for a better experience: The University of Virginia has just launched a new user interface that makes it much easier to search and register.

10/01/2019

The University of Virginia announced today that Tim Longo has been appointed interim chief of University Police. Longo, whose appointment is effective immediately, will serve as interim chief for a period of approximately 12 months, providing senior leadership and a wealth of experience to the University’s police department.

09/17/2019

Anyone at the University of Virginia for the past 50-plus years who has done any sort of purchasing probably worked with Joyce Dunn, described by colleagues as “a fixture of the Accounts Payable team” and “the epitome of customer service.” Dunn, who began working at UVA in 1961 at age 19, died Sept. 5 in Chesterfield.

09/13/2019

Moving quickly to take advantage of favorable rates, the University of Virginia this month executed three bond sales that, collectively, position it to save millions in interest payments over the coming decades while backing strategic projects across Grounds.

09/12/2019

The University of Virginia is on track to meet its carbon footprint reduction goal six years ahead of schedule.In a report presented to the Board of Visitor’s Buildings and Grounds Committee on Thursday, Cheryl Gomez, director of operations at Facilities Management, and Phoebe Crisman, professor of architecture and director of global studies, outlined UVA’s progress on its current Sustainabilit

09/09/2019

American universities, used to taking the long view of history, seem to see the current era of rock-bottom interest rates as one that may not come around again for another century.

09/08/2019

The University of Virginia is the No. 2 “best value” public university in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 undergraduate university rankings, released Monday. This assessment takes into consideration total cost, educational quality, the cost after receiving grants and the percentage of students who receive grants.

09/03/2019

Noting that students who attend the public colleges and universities on its “America’s Top Colleges” list, released in August, spend nearly $30,000 less annually than those who attend private institutions, Forbes magazine issued a separate ranking of public universities. The University of Virginia ranked No.

08/29/2019

Kathy McGruder, an employee with UVA's dining hall, has been touching lives for generations of students. McGruder is so loved at UVA that the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy has an award in her honor. It honors kindness, positivity and good nature.

08/27/2019

From Kiplinger to Money Magazine, many publications roll out their assessments of colleges and universities just as students descend upon campuses around the country (and high school seniors start to get serious about filling out their college applications). Here, in one spot, are all the rankings you need to know about the University of Virginia so far. (The much-anticipated U.S.

08/26/2019

Students at The University of Virginia now have a new app to keep them safe. UVA launched the app, LiveSafe, to help the University Police Department and Office of Emergency Management fight crimes before they even happen. The app comes with a bunch of different safety features to help provide the most protection possible.

08/22/2019

In the attic of Cocke Hall at the University of Virginia, a ladder leads to a small door. On his hands and knees, Dave Roberts, a zone maintenance supervisor for UVA’s Division of Facilities Management, crawls around heating ducts and a maze of wooden ceiling timbers to reach one of the most unique tasks in his job: looking after the clock at the rear of Cocke Hall.

08/12/2019

For the second time in as many years, the University of Virginia, known as a “public Ivy League school,” is in the top 10 schools ranked by Money Magazine as the “Best Colleges for Your Money.” Money ranked UVA the 10th-best-value school overall, and, for the third year in a row, named the University No. 7 in its ranking of public universities.

08/02/2019

Hoospitality” at the University of Virginia does not stop when classes end in early May. The Grounds remain a mini-city, with the University hosting about 11,000 visitors in the span of 12 weeks during the summer.

08/02/2019

The University of Virginia’s new 10-year strategic plan is now official.

07/25/2019

Kiplinger, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal financial advice, on Thursday ranked UVA the fourth-best public college value in the United States. The new distinction comes after the Princeton Review ranked UVA America’s best value public college in 2018 and U.S News and World Report ranked UVA the No.

06/25/2019

Faculty at the University of Virginia and UVA’s College at Wise are helping one another make a difference in the lives of Southwest Virginians. In a time of increasing consideration for the future of rural communities, academic partnerships become an important tool for building economic development across the commonwealth.

06/20/2019

Students, faculty and staff, members of the Charlottesville community and visitors from far and wide wander through the University of Virginia’s Grounds snapping photos and lounging in the shade of enormous trees every day. As some of UVA’s oldest living things, do you ever wonder how much history these trees have experienced in their tenure?

06/13/2019

A 3-year-old German Shepherd has just joined the police force at the University of Virginia. Rexo joins German Shepherd Nahla, a 2-and-a-half-year-old.

06/12/2019

Over the first two weekends of June, more than 5,200 University of Virginia alumni and their guests descended on Grounds to celebrate their class reunions. They reconnected with friends, held class dinners all over Grounds, snapped selfies with national championship trophies, met UVA President Jim Ryan and made mad dashes for Bodo’s bagels.

06/03/2019

If you’ve ever had a meal, a cup of coffee or just hung out at the University of Virginia’s Newcomb Hall dining room any time over the last three decades, chances are you’d recognize Chris Raupp. He’s the guy with the boundless energy, the laser focus and the great smile.

05/13/2019

University of Virginia President Jim Ryan is unveiling a new award to recognize Academic Division and Medical Center staff who have collaborated across units, departments, and schools.

05/07/2019

Following a national search, the University of Virginia has promoted one of its own, Melissa Fielding, to become its first deputy chief of police. Fielding has served on the UVA Police force for 27 years. She joined UVA as a security officer in 1992. She was promoted to police officer in 1993, sergeant in 1998, lieutenant in 2007 and captain in 2015.

05/07/2019

The nearly 60 sycamore trees that line the Boar’s Head Resort were chosen by Meade Palmer, a renowned landscape architect and professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, who placed the trees in such a way that when they were fully grown, they would be spaced appropriately.

05/02/2019

Tables on top of tables, a room full of chairs. Framed photographs stacked on a rack with $5 price tags. File cabinets. Hotel dressers. Chairs. Residence hall dressers. Bookshelves. More chairs. Computer carts. End tables. Still more chairs. There’s a sale going on.

04/19/2019

The Executive Committee of the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors voted Friday to roll back a 2.9% in-state undergraduate tuition increase approved in December and maintain the current rate for the coming academic year.

04/18/2019

From telehealth networks to start-up incubators, state parks to downtown revitalization, the University of Virginia and UVA’s College at Wise are finding new ways to engage in university-based economic development in Southwest Virginia.

04/12/2019

An office of the University of Virginia charged with leading organizational effectiveness and improvements across the institution has a new target in its sights: meetings. No, meetings aren’t going away.

04/11/2019

Earth Week celebrations at the University of Virginia, from April 15 to April 22, will echo the pursuits of the University’s President Jim Ryan, from its central theme of community-building to running along the road picking up trash. “Building Bridges” is the theme of the Earth Week Expo, to be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m in Newcomb Hall Ballroom.

03/12/2019

The University of Virginia’s Bicentennial Commission on Tuesday partnered with University Human Resources to show some appreciation for the contributions of the thousands of employees who daily serve UVA in myriad ways.

03/07/2019

On Thursday, some of the first concrete was poured for the University of Virginia’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, which received a formal blessing on Sunday.

03/07/2019

The University of Virginia today announced that it will pay all full-time, benefits-eligible employees in its academic division and medical center a living wage of at least $15 an hour, beginning Jan. 1.

03/04/2019

Settling in to watch the University of Virginia men’s basketball team take on the University of Pittsburgh Saturday, alumnus Cory Paradis saw something that took his breath away. Paradis, who graduated from UVA’s School of Architecture in May, was born with cerebral palsy and has been in a wheelchair most of his life.

03/01/2019

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors on Friday approved an “upper division” tuition rate, to be effective in the fall of 2021 for the College of Arts & Sciences. At implementation in 2021-22, the upper division tuition rate will be $2,700 higher than the lower division rate and will apply to third-year students.

02/28/2019

Members of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors’ Buildings and Grounds Committee on Thursday afternoon approved the site, concept and design guidelines for a hotel and conference center on the parcel of land referred to as the Ivy Corridor.

02/14/2019

After eight years at the University of Virginia Police Department, Muki is retiring. Muki is a 10-year-old Belgian Malinois who has served as the department’s explosive-detection canine. He will continue to live with his handler, Officer Audrell Ragland. Read more.

01/30/2019

The Princeton Review has refreshed its return-on-investment rankings of the nation’s colleges and universities, but the main image on its website gives a clear indication about what remains the same: a shot of the University of Virginia’s Rotunda.

01/30/2019

The architects who worked on the renovation of the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda have been honored by their peers for their contributions. The American Institute of Architects honored John G.

01/28/2019

The Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Award Advisory Panel recognized the University of Virginia’s Delta Force as the 2019 Innovation Award winner in the category “Higher Education Energy Efficiency Technology” for its innovative approach to energy efficiency advances.

01/15/2019

A new working group made up of University of Virginia faculty, staff and students and local community members has identified seven pressing issues facing the Central Virginia area. As challenging as the task was for the working group, that was the easy part. For the hard part, the working group is turning to the community.

01/14/2019

For the first time in more than 100 years, the University of Virginia is renovating Carr’s Hill, a signature historic property that shares architectural DNA with the Rotunda, Old Cabell Hall and other buildings on Grounds that were designed or refurbished by famed architect Stanford White.

01/09/2019

The University of Virginia has expanded its commitment to the Bicentennial Professors Fund to further strengthen efforts to attract and retain the best and the brightest faculty members across every discipline.

01/07/2019

East of the Rotunda and Brooks Hall, a tall fence wrapped in green marks out an important construction project: the future Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia. Conceived initially by students almost 10 years ago, the idea for a memorial was continued by the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University.

12/07/2018

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors on Friday approved a 2.9 percent increase in tuition for most undergraduate Virginians and a 3.5 percent increase for out-of-state students.

11/26/2018

In early August, University of Virginia President Jim Ryan announced the appointments of several new members of his leadership team, including Jennifer “J.J.” Wagner Davis as the University’s new executive vice president and chief operating officer. On Nov.

11/07/2018

Clark Hall is now a lot cheaper to operate, thanks to Delta Force. Clark Hall, which opened in 1932 and currently houses the University of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Sciences and the Charles L.

10/23/2018

In 2016, the University of Virginia, the first in the country to set nitrogen reduction goals, laid out its environmental principles in a landmark sustainability plan. Those and other efforts have helped UVA establish itself as a leader in sustainability, environmental education and green building and repairs.

10/23/2018

The University of Virginia plans to waive tuition for in-state students whose families earn less than $80,000 annually and have "typical assets" while students from families earning less than $30,000 annually would be eligible for free tuition and room and board.

10/22/2018

James E. Ryan, the new president of The University of Virginia (UVA) pledged to waive tuition for students in families whose combined income is less than $80,000 a year during his inauguration. Read more.

10/17/2018

Strengthening the University’s relationship with the City of Charlottesville, County of Albemarle and the surrounding region is the goal of a new working group established by University of Virginia President Jim Ryan. The group will determine the highest-priority issues for consideration, which might include wages, housing, education, health care and other matters.

09/28/2018

Forbes magazine has long lauded the University of Virginia as one of “America’s Top Colleges.” But this year, it has also placed the University on its lists of “America’s Best Employers for 2018” and “America’s Best Employers for Women 2018.” Read more

09/23/2018

University of Virginia volunteers were visible throughout the community yesterday, working on a wide array of projects as part of the United Way’s annual Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring.

09/20/2018

Carla Williams walked out of the Rotunda with a deep sense of gratitude. She was coming from a meeting at which the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors approved a master plan designed to transform the athletics precinct on North Grounds.

09/18/2018

University of Virginia Investment Management Co.'s pool of $9.5 billion in endowment assets and other long-term funds returned a gross 11.4% in the fiscal year ended June 30, according to an annual report posted on UVIMCO's website.

09/13/2018

If the original Academical Village offers a portrait of constancy across the University of Virginia’s first 200 years, the rest of Grounds might fairly be described as a scene of perpetual motion.

09/11/2018

With Hurricane Florence projected to impact the southeastern United States in the coming days, the University of Virginia is taking the necessary steps – in coordination with city, county and state partners – to prepare for what could be a very serious situation.

09/11/2018

President Jim Ryan today announced the expansion of a new parental leave policy for all University of Virginia and UVA Health System staff members who are eligible for benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

09/10/2018

University of Virginia Health System held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for a $105 million comprehensive musculoskeletal center. The approximately 195,000-square-foot facility will consolidate U.Va.’s outpatient orthopedic care in a single location. It will include six outpatient operating rooms, where orthopedic and sports medicine surgeries will be performed.

09/10/2018

A new task force established by President Jim Ryan will develop recommendations for how a critical piece of property can best serve the University of Virginia and the community into UVA’s third century.

09/09/2018

The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2019” rankings are out today, and the news is again good for the University of Virginia. UVA again ranks as the magazine’s No. 2 “Best Value” among public national universities.

08/23/2018

The University of Virginia is planning for the next 10 years of parking and transportation on Grounds and seeking input from the UVA community. “We will be looking at developments in the area of transportation, and what that might mean for the future on Grounds,” said Julia Monteith, the senior land use planner in the Office of the Architect for the University.

08/17/2018

Last week was a good week for accolades about the quality and value of the University of Virginia, from U.S. News & World Report’s hospital rankings to the Princeton Review’s “best bang for your buck” honorific.Check our ranking of recent rankings. Read more.

08/15/2018

The University of Virginia is No. 1 among public colleges and universities in Princeton Review’s annual return-on-investment rankings, “Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back.” The return-on-investment listing is among the rankings and categories that Princeton Review compiles in the 2019 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges,” which was released earlier this month.

08/13/2018

The University of Virginia has jumped into the top 10 best-value American universities in Money Magazine’s 2018 “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings, announced today, edging out Harvard University.

08/06/2018

This page contains messages and content produced by the University of Virginia in preparation for, and related to, the one-year anniversary of the violent demonstrations associated with the “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 11 and 12, 2017. Read more.

08/04/2018

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors today approved an investment of $100 million in strategic funds to support new student scholarships through UVA’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund. This is the second $100 million investment that the board has designated for matching scholarships from the University’s Strategic Investment Fund.

08/03/2018

University of Virginia President James E. Ryan today announced the appointment of three senior executives...Jennifer “J.J.” Wagner Davis will serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Read more.

07/02/2018

Tommye S. Sutton, deputy chief of police at Northwestern University, has been named assistant vice president and chief of police at the University of Virginia, effective Aug. 1. Sutton will succeed Mike Gibson, who is retiring after leading the University Police Department for nearly 13 years. Gibson started his career at UVA as a patrol officer in 1982.

05/04/2018

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan on Friday announced a revised policy regarding the time, place and manner of expressive activity by groups that are unaffiliated with the University meeting outdoors on University property.

04/19/2018

New York, April 19, 2018 -- Moody's Investors Service has assigned Aaa ratings to the University of Virginia's proposed $200 million General Revenue Pledge Bonds, Series 2018A and Series 2018B. The proposed bonds are likely to be structured with bullet maturities in fiscal 2049. The outlook is stable.

04/19/2018

Fitch Ratings-New York-19 April 2018: Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AAA' rating to the following series of bonds to be issued by The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia (UVA): --$200 million general revenue pledge (GRP) bonds, (tax-exempt) series 2018. Read more.

04/10/2018

S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'AAA' rating to the University of Virginia's (UVA) $200 million tax-exempt series 2018 bonds. In addition, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'AAA' rating on UVA's fixed-rate general revenue pledge bonds. S&P Global Ratings also affirmed its 'A-1+' short-term rating on the university's outstanding $175 million commercial paper (CP) debt.