Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.
Jefferson’s University of Virginia was to be a modern, secular, science-centered university taught by scholars of distinction, with the students expected largely to govern themselves.
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.
The University plans to continue hosting bicentennial events until Jan. 25, 2019, the 200th anniversary of the charter’s signing.
In honor of UVA’s bicentennial, we asked some administrators what they think UVA—and higher education—will look like in 25–50 years.
Take a look back at how the University has celebrated big anniversary milestones.
Through architecture, Jefferson hoped students would gain a sense of design, order and beauty.
Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says the bicentennial will be much more than a birthday celebration.
October’s Bicentennial Launch Celebration figures to be one heck of a party.
Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.
The Magazine kicks off its series of retrospective pieces commemorating the UVA Bicentennial with a look back at Jefferson's dreams for his University’s future.