In the early years of the University of Virginia, the academic year concluded with "Public Day", when the students would present their research to the public, inviting the community to the grounds to share in the fruits of their studies. The tradition faded away in the mid-nineteenth century, but in 2014, the university began the revival of the tradition. Today's Public Days includes an an annual exhibition and reception on the Lawn and community partner events to make the scholarly and creative accomplishments of UVA students visible to the larger public.
Public Days 2016
Public Days Showcase on the Lawn: Monday, April 11, 3 – 5 pm
Public Days at the Tom Tom Founder's Festival (UVA Innovator of the Year event): Wednesday, April 13, 5 – 6 pm at The Paramount
Public Days at Northside Library: Saturday, April 16, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Public Days Posters on Display at the UVA Libraries: April 18 – 21, 2016
The annual Public Days showcase brings together a remarkable range of leading-edge exploratory work, from medicine, the arts, computer technology, architectural design, wellness, healthcare, and many more. Exceptional projects are highlighted across the University's undergraduate and graduate students, and post-docs.