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Hosted by Madison House

FEBRUARY 21 - 24, 2019

presidential ideas festival
Hosted by Miller Center

MAY 21 - 23, 2019

Past Events

okeefe rotunda

OCTOBER 19, 2018 - JANUARY 27, 2019 - The Fralin Museum of Art presents this rare exhibition that explores Georgia O’Keeffe’s watercolor studies produced during her time at the University of Virginia, and will include several key sketches and paintings as well as other works demonstrating her developing style.


JANUARY 25 - 27, 2019 - In honor of the 200th anniversary of the General Assembly’s vote granting Central College the state charter to become the University of Virginia, and in recognition of President James E. Ryan’s commitment to community, discovery, and service, UVA Clubs around the world are planning community service projects for the weekend of the January 25, 2019 anniversary. 


JANUARY 25, 2019 - A center aisle ceremony at the Virginia State Legislature will honor the 200th anniversary of the signing of the charter for the University of Virginia. The event will be livestreamed during the Senate and House sessions. Guests can join us in the Dome Room at the Rotunda in Charlottesville for breakfast and a viewing of the sessions.


JANUARY 19, 2019 - In conjunction with the University of Virginia’s 2019 Community MLK Celebration, Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. will speak as the 2019 UVA President’s Speaker for the Arts. The multi-talented entertainer will discuss his life and career, the impact of the arts on education, and on the world in which we live during a brief address followed by a moderated conversation with University of Virginia President Jim Ryan.

O'Keeffe watercolor

JANUARY 14, 2019 - The Colonnade Club Bicentennial Committee is pleased to host a tour featuring the Fralin Museum of Art’s exhibit, Unexpected O’Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings led by Art Director Matthew McLendon, Professor with the McIntire Department of Art Elizabeth Hutton Turner, and Research Assitant Johnathan Chance.

Monticello 2018

JANUARY 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2018 - Come see the place where it all began! As the University of Virginia celebrates its 200th birthday, students, faculty and staff are invited to come see the place where their University was born at special rates.


NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - Join us to watch THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: AN EVENING OF PERFORMING ARTS, a one-hour film featuring performances from the October 2017 Launch Celebration and a brief behind the scenes look at the production of this once in a lifetime event.

sustainability summit

OCTOBER 28 - 30, 2018 - UVA will host a pan-University Bicentennial Sustainability Leadership Summit to showcase the breadth of UVA’s interdisciplinary work in the multi-faceted realm of sustainability, and to collaboratively envision UVA’s longer-term role as a global sustainability leader.

Poster for web

OCTOBER 17 - 18, 2018 - The two-day UVA Bicentennial Symposium will engage scholars and the University and Charlottesville community to more greatly understand the past in order to more fully envision the future of our food system.


OCTOBER 1 - 22, 2018 - Rare copies of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, and the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, as well as a unique note by the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass are on display at the University of Virginia, on loan from a private collection.