The University of Virginia Health System is one of only a few academic medical centers in the United States where the hospital and inpatient care facilities, along with many outpatient clinics, are located side-by-side with the medical and nursing schools, and contiguous with the main University campus (“Grounds”) in Charlottesville. At UVA, you can see Jefferson’s historic and beautiful “Academical Village”, with its Rotunda and Lawn, as well as much of the rest of the University campus, from many vantage points on upper levels of the University Hospital. Learn more about UVA here: Facts & Figures at a Glance.
Medical Center staff can easily walk to the University’s Central Grounds, which makes it easy to participate in the wider academic, cultural and social life of the University. Just a few examples:
The historic Academical Village is an easy five-minute walk from most Health System locations, and remains vibrant with student daily life. The Pavilion Gardens beyond the lawns are open to the public and offer inviting spots for lunch or a quick break.
The Aquatic & Fitness Center is one of many top-notch athletic facilities available for personal workouts and intramural sports. Many outdoor activities, including kayaking, hiking, climbing and camping (as well as rental equipment for the same) are offered by UVA Intramural-Recreational Sports.
Come be a HOO! The Carl Smith Center (football), John Paul Jones Arena (basketball), Davenport Field (baseball), and Klöckner Stadium (lacrosse) are home to some of UVA’s topnotch men’s and women’s athletic teams. Discounted tickets are available to UVA employees for Virginia Cavaliers games.
UVA Arts has it all: music, drama, and the visual arts, plus the Virginia Film Festival, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art collection, and lots more. See the UVA Events calendar for a taste of what’s on offer. And of course, Charlottesville is renowned for its lively music scene (Dave Matthews Band, anyone?), with venues like the historic Paramount Theater and the outdoor Sprint Pavilion, both located on the Downtown Mall, offering national-level musical acts and performers.
The University offers lectures, symposiums and courses for personal enrichment through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and through its many associated research centers, like the renowned Miller Center.