The Retired Faculty Association of the University of Virginia (RFA) will provide a means for communication between the University of Virginia and its retired faculty, and permit the scheduling of events and programs for its members on a continuing basis.

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NEXT EVENT: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Spring Reception at the Colonnade Club Garden

Our final event for the academic year is the Spring Reception on Tuesday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Colonnade Club Garden.  There is no program; just good food, wine, and conversation.  It is always an enjoyable experience, and one that we hope that you will attend. 

CANCELLED: President Sullivan’s Retired Faculty Lunch, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

President Sullivan’s lunch for the Retired Faculty has been cancelled due to hazardous weather conditions.  The President’s Office hopes to find another time to reschedule this event.

February 2018 Lunch Photos Now Online

We celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day with a very nice lunch at the Omni Hotel on February 13, 2018.  Our speaker, Peter Grant, chair of the University’s Third Century Campaign, gave a very interesting and informative speech about the aims and strategies of this important initiative.  Don’t miss Bob Ribando’s photos of the lunch.

February 13, 2018, Lunch at the Omni Hotel

Our third lunch of the year was held at the Omni Hotel at noon on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Our speaker was Peter M. Grant II, who in April 2017 was appointed chair of the University of Virginia’s new Third Century Campaign.  Mr. Grant spoke about the strategies and priorities of the campaign,

November 2017 Lunch Photos Now Online

One of our largest crowds ever attended our November 14, 2017, lunch at the Omni Hotel to hear Jeff Looney, editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, talk about Jefferson and the founding of the University of Virginia.  Bob Ribando again took some great photos.

November 14, 2017, Lunch at the Omni Hotel

The Retired Faculty Association’s second lunch of the year was held at the Omni Hotel at noon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Our speaker was J. Jefferson Looney, the Daniel P. Jordan Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Papers at Monticello, who spoke on “Mr. Jefferson Founds a University: When, Where, and How?”

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September 2017 Lunch Photos Now Online

A good, enthusiastic crowd of RFA members and guests kicked off our new year of events with a very enjoyable lunch at the Omni Hotel.  Bob Ribando again took some wonderful photos.

September 12, 2017, Lunch at the Omni Hotel, Noon

The first luncheon of the Retired Faculty Association’s new academic year was held at the Omni Hotel at noon on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Our speaker was Jon Oliver, UVA Executive Associate Athletics Director, who spoke about “The College Sports World Today.”

Spring Reception at the Colonnade Club, April 26, 2017, 5-7 PM

The Retired Faculty Association’s annual spring reception was held at the Colonnade Club on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 5 to 7 P.M.