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How to Write Your Way into UVA

How to Write Your Way into UVA

In college admissions, essays can serve as the tipping point. Here are some tips, pointers and actual essays that recently made the cut.

How to write an admission essay so good that UVA’s deans can’t wait to meet you.

July 15, 2019

Legends on the Court

Legends on the Court

A look back at UVA basketball from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s

What does a basketball hero do after the college glory days? Catch up with a dozen UVA fan favorites.

March 28, 2019

Wedded Wahoos

Wedded Wahoos

The stars aligned for all of these Cavaliers, but not without some embarrassing moments along the way.

Do you love chuckling over awkward first-date tales or proposal mishaps? Well, we’ve got some fun for you.

January 16, 2019

’Hoos Cooking for the Holidays

’Hoos Cooking for the Holidays

Alumni chefs share favorite recipes

From apple and pear pie to the Gin Ryan, here are several recipes to try in your own kitchen.

November 15, 2018

Authors of Their Own Destiny

Authors of Their Own Destiny

Admissions essays offer insights into UVA’s newest class—and how they got here

Let these personal insights bring to life a few of those who will call UVA “home” this fall.

August 2, 2018

Infrequently Asked Questions

Infrequently Asked Questions

We’ve got answers, even if nobody was asking.

Even if you’re not physically strolling the Lawn, let this list of UVA fun facts bring you back, in multiple small ways, to life on Grounds.

July 16, 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

Making the Shots

Making the Shots

Behind the Scenes with UVA Athletics Photographer Matt Riley

Go behind the scenes with longtime UVA sports photographer Matt Riley, from a day of fun studio shoots to an exciting men’s basketball game at JPJ.

February 15, 2018

Bowl Bites

Bowl Bites

Virginia is going bowling! Here are some UVA football lines you can casually but knowingly drop into conversation at your next cocktail party.

December 8, 2017

Banding Together

Banding Together

Follow the Cavalier Marching Band through a UVA football game week.

November 10, 2017

UVA 200: Bicentennial Launch Celebrations

UVA 200: Bicentennial Launch Celebrations

Highlights from the launch events

On Friday, October 6, 2017, tens of thousands of students and alumni joined on the Lawn to join in the launch of the University’s Bicentennial celebration.

October 16, 2017

Predictions for the Future of Higher Education

Predictions for the Future of Higher Education

As UVA celebrates its first 200 years, administrators weigh in on what’s next

In honor of UVA’s bicentennial, we asked some administrators what they think UVA—and higher education—will look like in 25–50 years.

October 16, 2017

Fighting Fire with Fellowship

Fighting Fire with Fellowship

The UVA community reclaims a higher Grounds, seeking to supplant images of angry torch-bearers with scenes of peace.

August 17, 2017

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