What Do You Know About UVA? Ryan’s Trivia Quiz Tests Incoming Students

A student looks excitedly at a towel with a painting of the Rotunda and the Lawn held by her mother, as Jim Ryan laughs happily

President Jim Ryan and members of his staff welcomed new students to the Gooch-Dillard Residence Halls during move-in, and challenged some first-year students with move-in trivia. (Photo by Erin Edgerton, University Communications)

While helping first-year students move into residence halls on Friday, President Jim Ryan put a few of the new students on the spot with a handful of questions to test their insider knowledge of the University of Virginia.

The lighthearted “Move-In Day Trivia With Jim Ryan” touched on old and modern history and, of course, included a curve-ball or two that highlighted some of UVA’s unique traditions.

“Just to be clear, are you a freshman?” Ryan asked one student.

“I am,” he answered initially. “No! First-year, first-year, first-year! You almost got me there.”

Watch the full video to see if anyone fell for the old “campus” trick – or if any of the students recognized that UVA’s president was running the trivia quiz.

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