‘First Class’: A New Academic Year Dawns at UVA
The University of Virginia was bustling Tuesday as the 2022-23 academic year got underway, with graduate and undergraduate students crisscrossing Grounds carrying backpacks and water bottles.
For some, class began at 8 a.m. As the hours passed, more and more students excitedly made their way to their courses, be it “Introduction to Philosophy” or “True Crime and Social Justice.”
It was a brand-new experience for the Class of 2026, who number 4,000, and UVA’s 700 new transfer students. When taken together, undergraduate and graduate students number more than 27,000, about the same population as Winchester, Virginia.
Enjoy these back-to-school shots from UVA Today photographers.