Mar 11, 2020
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Effective immediately and until further notice, all events on Grounds are cancelled, no matter the size. The Fralin Museum of Art and Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection are also closed to the public until further notice. 

From COVID-19 CAUSES SWEEPING CHANGES TO UNIVERSITY OPERATIONS message on March 17th. We had originally cancelled events over 100, but on Sunday the CDC suggested no groups larger than 50, and just recently the White House and the Governor of Virginia suggested gatherings of no more than 10 people. Rather than continue to chase the ever-shrinking size limitations, we want to be clear that all events should be cancelled this semester. These restrictions include events that are not University-sponsored, but are planned to occur on Grounds, including conferences, symposia, and social gatherings. This does not preclude small internal meetings, where social distancing should be the touchstone. Full Message >

Effective immediately and until further notice, UVA is suspending all university-sponsored events that involve more than 100 people. UVA Visual & Performing Arts & Architecture events of all sizes have been cancelled through April 5th. More information will become available as the situation is reassessed.

President Ryan provided an update regarding the University’s operational and academic changes on March 11. Full Message >

  • We will be moving our classes online. We will not be holding classes on Grounds for the foreseeable future, quite possibly through the end of the semester. We will reassess after April 5 at the earliest and periodically after that date.
  • Online classes will begin Thursday, March 19.
  • Students who are away on Spring Break are strongly encouraged to return home or to remain home if they are already there.
  • Students on Grounds and in Charlottesville are strongly encouraged to return home by this weekend.
  • University events with more than 100 people are prohibited for the foreseeable future and should be postponed, cancelled, or offered virtually.

See the full message and all of UVA’s coronavirus-related messages.

Our approach is guided by three goals: (1) to protect the health of our students, faculty, staff, and Charlottesville neighbors; (2) to help slow the spread of the virus in Virginia and the nation; (3) to ensure the continuity of our teaching, research, and clinical care. All of those goals are advanced by reducing the number of people who are living and meeting on Grounds. The top priority is the safety of members of the local and UVA community.


  • Effective immediately and until further notice, we are suspending all university-sponsored events that involve more than 100 people.
  • For events that involve fewer than 100 people, we strongly recommend alternatives to having an in-person event and, if that is not possible, taking all necessary precautions to mitigate the risk of infection.  We also ask that those hosting events that involve visitors traveling to Grounds, of whatever size, consider alternatives or cancelling those events, depending on the risks involved.
  • At this time, these restrictions do not apply to athletic events or events at JPJ, both of which remain under discussion and consideration.

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