3 Dozen Things To Do Before You Graduate

Show us your favorites and document your progress with #UVALaw36. Watch the video.

UVA Rotunda

#1: Tour the Rotunda, the Pavilion Gardens and Edgar Allan Poe's Room, and have a Picnic on the Lawn

Professor Alex Johnson and students

#2: Hang out with a professor outside the classroom and get to know the staff


#3: Grab breakfast at Bodo's.


Student playing softball

#4: Play softball

Libel Show performance

#5: See the Libel Show, or better yet, participate in it

Sugar Hollow

#6: Visit Sugar Hollow


#7: Check out a local brewery or winery

Fridays After Five

#8: Go to Fridays After Five

Crabtree Falls


O-Hill Observatory

#10: Stargaze at Open Observatory Night on O-Hill


#11: Get a sandwich at Ivy Provisions. Photo by Jen Fariello

The Lighting of the Lawn

#12: Go to the Lighting of the Lawn

The Paramount Theater

#13: Attend an event at the Paramount Theater or the Jefferson Theater

#15: Grab pizza at Lampo

#15: Grab pizza at Lampo

The Blue Ridge Mountains

#16: Drive on Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall

Scott Stadium

#17: Tailgate and see a UVA football or basketball game

Tubing on the James River

#18: Tube down the James River

Exhibit of the Fralin Museum of Art

#19: Visit UVA's Fralin Museum of Art


#20: Visit Monticello

The signing of the Declaration of Independence

#21: See the Declaration of Independence in UVA’s Special Collections Library

Foxfield races

#22: Take in the spring races at Foxfield


#23: Have tea at Keswick

#24: Ski or tube at Wintergreen

#24: Ski or tube at Wintergreen

Barbeque platter

#25: Savor BBQ Exchange


#27: Visit Montpelier, home of James Madison

The Corner

#28: Experience late night on The Corner

City Market

#29: Check out the Saturday morning City Market

Carter Mountain

#30: See the best sunset in town and pick apples at Carter Mountain

Clark Hall Murals

#31: See the Clark Hall Murals

Charlottesville 10-Miler

#32: Race in a local 5K or Charlottesville 10-Miler, or with UVA President Jim Ryan ’92.

A student boards the trolley

#33:  Ride the UVA transit system and the free trolley

The PILA Auction

#34: Bid on something at the PILA Auction

Student volunteers

#35Volunteer in the community

Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Dave Matthews and Justin Timberlake

#36: Attend an event at the John Paul Jones Arena or Scott Stadium