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Visit Darden

Spend some time this summer in Charlottesville!

We look forward to welcoming prospective students to visit the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Grounds virtually and in-person.

We invite you to take a virtual tour or check out our Events web page to learn more about Darden events around the world.


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Visit the Darden Grounds

  • MBA Class Visits

    Observe a Darden Class

    We welcome all prospective students to visit the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Grounds! Class visits are a great way to observe the case method firsthand, and to get to know Darden students, faculty and staff. We host these visit opportunities throughout the academic year, and dates will be posted quarterly as the academic schedule is confirmed.

    Class visitors will be paired with a student host to observe an MBA class. Since participants are matched with a student host during their visit, we are unable to accommodate any class visit registrations within 48 hours of the class time. All visitors are invited to join the Darden community for First Coffee. This daily long-standing tradition takes place during the break between the first and second classes of the day. Students, faculty and staff take this opportunity to chat and catch up with each other under the cupola in Saunders Hall.

    To make the most of your Darden visit, our team suggests visitors reach out to our student club leaders or Student Ambassadors to schedule a coffee chat during First Coffee or after class. Come prepared with specific questions and use this valuable time to gain perspective on the Darden culture and students’ unique experiences. 

    Class visits will resume in Fall 2024. Prospective students will need to create an account in order to register for a class visit.



  • Visit Resources


    We encourage you to make your travel plans and accommodations reservations early! The Charlottesville region offers a wide range of lodging options, from no-frills motels to five-star resorts. View the Visit Charlottesville Hotel Guide here

    Discover UVA Darden's premier boutique hotel, The Forum Hotel, conveniently situated on the Darden Grounds. Enjoy luxe amenities, an upscale experience + a vibrant atmosphere.

    Check availability and make a reservation here. Use this link to receive a 10% discount (automatically applied).


    For those driving to Darden Grounds, Darden is located at 100 Darden Blvd Charlottesville, VA 22903. Please park in the Darden School Parking Garage, which is the covered garage to the right of Saunders Hall. For Apple Maps – click here and for Google Maps – click here. Payment for parking is handled through ParkMobile. You can choose to utilize their app or webpage to set up parking. The UVA Darden Garage D-10 is Zone 5516 for ParkMobile. 

    Dress Code

    Visiting Darden means feeling at home, so leave those blazers behind and just bring your best smart casual, comfy attire. 

    Additional Resources



Virtual Tour

UVA Darden virtual tour

Take a walk through the Darden Grounds

Virtually visit us in Charlottesville with this self-guided tour. Take a look inside the classrooms, where learning truly comes to life with 70 of your closest colleagues. Explore the Grounds, visit the Career Center, check out important meeting places for students, staff, faculty and alumni like the South Lounge, PepsiCo Forum, Flagler Court and more.

Start Your Tour