Topic: Past generations & bygone eras

Groovin’ on Grounds

Groovin’ on Grounds

Alumni share their favorite college-year bands

When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.

Spring 2021

Pep Banned

Pep Banned

The pep band’s 30 years of scrambling on the edge

For 30 years, UVA’s scrambling Pep Band managed to stay one punchline ahead of the authorities.

Spring 2021

A legacy on the court

A legacy on the court

1981 men's basketball team reflects 40 years 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.

Spring 2021

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

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

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

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

Beyond Blackface

Beyond Blackface

A look back reveals history of racism in University publications

Recent political scandals prompted Corks & Curls to look for a new name. They also had us looking through our own back issues.

Summer 2019

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Paris 1919: A loose translation and the reunion to end all reunions

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.

Fall 2018

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

Measured in Degrees

Measured in Degrees

Which majors are hotter than others, going back 20-plus years

UVA will confer another several thousand diplomas this spring. We’ve broken down past years’ academic degrees by disciplines. Take a look, and maybe a few clicks, at our interactive charts to explore the two-decade trends in subject-matter popularity.

April 16, 2018

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Highlights

Spring semester rolls on

Spring semester rolls on

Students return for another unusual semester on Grounds, marked by limited group sizes and regular testing, even as in-person classes continue.

On the shelf

On the shelf

From academic research to rollicking fiction, UVA alumni and faculty members have been churning out books on a variety of topics. Here’s a look at some of them.

Groovin’ on Grounds

Groovin’ on Grounds

When we asked alumni about their favorite college-year bands, the answers ran the gamut. Here’s a selection.