Comment Topic Selection
As UVA enters its third century, we invite you join the conversation and help shape our future. To get involved, share a comment below, attend an event, submit an essay – or all three.
|Ours to Shape Event||November 27||2:00-3:00 pm||Newcomb Hall|
|UVA College at Wise Convocation||August 14||David J. Prior Convocation Center|
|UVA Convocation||August 26||The Lawn|
|Ours to Shape Event||October 29||The Great Hall in Garrett Hall|
|Athletics||August 30||John Paul Jones Arena|
|Students||September 10||McIntire Amphitheatre|
|Faculty Senate||September 18||Newcomb Hall|
|Madison House||October 10||Madison House|
|School of Nursing||October 12||McLeod Hall|
|Young Alumni Council||October 13||Alumni Association|
|UVA Club of Richmond||October 15||Richmond|
Ours to Shape Essay Invitation
As we begin our third century, we have the opportunity to address a set of fundamental questions. What are our dreams and aspirations for the University? What is our purpose as a public university? What impact can UVA have on the commonwealth, nation and society at large? We invite the community to submit essays of 400 – 700 words, answering President Ryan’s questions below or broadly addressing the themes of community, discovery and service. Please submit these, in either Microsoft Word or PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share Your Ideas
How do we create an unparalleled residential experience for students, in and out of the classroom? How do we strengthen the sense of community on Grounds, with the greater Charlottesville region, and with our alumni?
How do we best enable faculty to discover new knowledge? How do we best enable students to learn about the past, themselves, and the world around them?
How do we provide the most valuable service to the Commonwealth? How do we prepare our students for a lifetime of service, regardless of their chosen fields?