The Charlottesville region is frequently recognized as one of the best places to live in the country. Many distinctive elements contribute to the quality of life we enjoy here— natural beauty, numerous historic sites, a strong economy, a vibrant cultural scene. The University of Virginia is thoroughly engaged in every aspect of community life. This strong relationship between U.Va. and the Charlottesville region creates a stronger community overall.

Our employees live in the city and in the surrounding counties. They are involved in civic organizations and serve on local boards; they support local businesses and cultural programs; they volunteer for community service; their children attend local schools. For those of us who work at U.Va., the Charlottesville region is not just our workplace, it’s our home. So we want to help build a strong, prosperous region.

This publication describes some of the University’s many contributions to the quality of life in Central Virginia, through economic programs, outreach and service, the performing arts and other cultural programs. For more information, please visit

The University and the Charlottesville region are mutually dependent. By working together to build a strong economy, to sustain a competitive workforce and to build a strong, caring community, we create the quality of life that all of us treasure.

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