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Each year, the University plants a tree on Founder's Day to remember Thomas Jefferson and to celebrate an individual(s) who has made a significant contribution to U.Va.

The ceremony will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. The location of the ceremony as well as the name of the honoree will be announced in March 2015.

View archives of previous Tree Planting honorees here.


"Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity."
-Thomas Jefferson