Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative

A Living Masterpiece

Celebrating 200 Years

An audience of 20,000 assembled on the Lawn as UVA ushered in its third century with an event for the ages.

Look Inside a Lawn Room

Each year 54 UVA students choose to live in cramped 19th-century rooms not much bigger than a walk-in closet. Take a look inside.

Telling the Full Story

The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at UVA will acknowledge and honor the estimated 5,000 enslaved individuals who built and maintained UVA during its early years.