College Gameday’s FIRST visit to Charlottesville!

ESPN’s College Gameday coming to Charlottesville for UVA-Duke An ESPN spokesperson has confirmed to the Washington Post that ESPN’s College Gameday will visit Charlottesville on January 31st for the showdown between the Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils. In the past, the College Gameday schedule was set prior to the season; but this year, ESPN made the program more like its football counterpart,…


The BOYS are back!

With a team full of University of Virginia alums, we all get a little excited around here when basketball season truly arrives – and in preparation for ACC play, the boys have one last run of home team games before the new year. Get excited, throw a couple WAHOOWA’s out there or a few #GOHOOS, and by all means so…


Charlottesville 365; Happy Match Day! Welcome New U.Va. Residents!

Happy Match Day to our incoming UVA residents! Today is Match Day, which falls on the third Thursday of every March, and is when the graduating medical school students all across the nation will find out what residency program they’ve matched with, where they will spend the next several years of their lives, and what City they’ll soon call home!…


University of Virginia Ranked among Forbes’ Worlds Most Beautiful College Campuses

The University of Virginia has received yet another world-wide ranking in the eyes of Forbes Magazine; it is amongst their list of most beautiful college campuses in the world. From the Forbes website; Charlottesville, Va. Thomas Jefferson said his proudest achievement was creating this campus in 1819. Jefferson believed that real learning could only happen in an “academical village” setting,…


Charlottesville 365; The Virginia Film Festival

The 23rd Annual Virginia Film Festival at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville A major event that headlines in Charlottesville every year is the Virginia Film Festival, featuring 100 hand-selected films over 4 days.  The 2010 Virginia Film Festival will be held November 4-7, 2010. Some of the exciting ones this year include some hyper-local films, such as The Parking…


University of Virginia’s Darden Business Institute Ranked #7 in Entrepreneurship

From the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce September 30 ChamberBits Newsletter; “Darden Ranks #7 in The Nation for Entrepreneurship The 2010 Princeton Review Ranking for Entrepreneur Magazine places Darden in the top of the class for graduate studies.  Over $1 Million in entrepreneurship scholarships awarded annually; recently unveiled i.Lab rooted in multi-disciplinary thinking. Academics complemented by unwavering commitment to experience-based…


Charlottesville365; Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Behind The Scenes If you live in Charlottesville and haven’t visited Monticello what are you waiting for? Monticello, the famed home of our third president Thomas Jefferson, is open daily for visitors and this summer guests are in for a special treat. The typical Monticello tour is of the first level, which is nothing to sneeze at, but tickets are…


University of Virginia Ranked one of Top 100 “Happiest Colleges”

This is a cute “ranking” but is based on a ton of data that isn’t really all that conclusive, however, I’ll take it! … “#48, University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Campus dining: B Campus housing: B- Nightlife: B Graduate indebtedness (avg.): $19,016 Freshman retention rate: 97% Total clubs/organizations: 530 Sunny days: 59%” [From The 100 Happiest Colleges – The Daily Beast ]


Charlottesville365 | Attend a #1 Ranked U.Va. Spring Sporting Event

University of Virginia Men’s Tennis, Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Baseball- all #1 Ranked as of March 28! It’s quite a feat to have a #1 ranked team here locally, or even 2-3 in the same year from the same school, but right now, U.Va. is boasting three #1 ranked teams all at once! It’s a great time to take the opportunity…


For Those Really Interested in the Status of UVA; Casteen’s 2008 – 2009 President’s Report Just Released

This is a really nice piece of information to be able to look through- in the past it has only been mailed to select UVA faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends, but this year U.Va. has digitized it so we can all check it out. It’s a very nice summary of what has been going on at U.Va., and also gives us some expectations for the future. Click here to check it out!


According to Kiplinger.com, UVA is #3 in the Nation for Best Value in Public Colleges

The University of Virginia always seems to fare pretty well in this review, but we have once again been ranked high nationwide based on cost versus value. … We start with data from more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities, provided by Peterson’s/Nelnet, then add our own reporting. We narrow the list to about 120 schools based on measures of academic quality — including SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four- and six-year graduation rates, which most schools reported for the class entering in 2002. … To assess costs, we look at total expenses for in-state students (tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and books); the average cost for a student with need after subtracting grants (but not loans); the average cost for a student without need after subtracting non-need-based grants; the average percentage of need met by aid; and the average debt per student before graduation. … To determine out-of-state rankings, we run the academic-quality and expense numbers again, this time using total costs for out-of-state residents and average costs after aid.”


John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville Voted Best New Arena by Sports Illustrated

We all know that the John Paul Jones Arena is hugely successful and has brought lots of great attention and activity to Charlottesville, but it doesn’t hurt to have Sports Illustrated agree!

… BEST NEW ARENA: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. The University of Virginia spent $140 million to build John Paul Jones Arena, which opened in 2006. The arena is a perfect size (capacity 14,593), includes state-of-the-art practice, training and academic facilities, and it blends perfectly into UVA’s stately campus. [From Tyler Hansbrough, Jonny Flynn shaped decade in college hoops – 2000s: The Decade in Sports – SI.com ] Photo Credit: Wikipedia Creative Commons