• We welcome all prospective students to visit the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Grounds! When you attend a Darden event, you have the opportunity to talk to admissions representatives, meet members of our diverse student community and tour the Darden Grounds.

    Can’t visit Darden? Take a virtual tour or check out our Events & Receptions page to learn more about Darden events around the world.

    Learn more about the different visit options below.

  • Darden Showcase Events

    Come experience the worlds' No. 1 education experience (The Economist, 2011-18) and No. 1 ranked faculty (The Princeton Review, 2017) first-hand by attending a Darden Showcase Event.

    We will host Showcase events on the following dates later this summer and fall:

    Friday, 30 August

    Friday, 13 September - Early Action Showcase

    Friday, 20 September - Early Action Showcase

    Saturday, 28 September

    3-5 October - Diversity Conference

    Monday, 14 October - Military Showcase

    Saturday, 16 November - *Registration Coming Soon

    The Showcase Events on Friday, 13 September and Friday, 20 September will offer a select number of interview times for Early Action candidates. Please note you will need to start an Early Action Application with the intent to submit your application by the 3 September deadline to register for these Showcase events.

    These events provide an opportunity for prospective students to experience Darden's distinctive case method approach, tour the Darden Grounds, meet one-on-one with an Admissions Committee member and connect with current students.

    Activities include:

    • Breakfast & Coffee
    • Breakfast with Women in the Darden Community
    • Welcome from Darden Leadership
    • Case Discussion
    • Admissions Panel
    • Lunch with Current Students
    • Tour of the Darden Grounds

    Class Visit Days

    Class visit opportunities are available on select days between late August through April. Prospective students are welcome to visit Darden throughout the year, however we encourage candidates to visit when classes are in session to fully experience student life. 

    Click here to view the schedule and register.

    Class visits are a great opportunity to learn and observe. If you would like to participate in a case discussion yourself, please consider coming for a Showcase event and also check our event schedule to see if there is a Case Discussion & Networking Event in a city near you.

    Visit Day Activities

    Lunch & Tour

    A lunch and tour of the Darden Grounds with Second Year students is offered on days that class visits are available. Please let the us know that you would like to attend the lunch and tour when you check in on the day of the class visit.

    Meet With Darden Staff & Faculty

    Schedule a meeting with one or more of the following departments or Centers of Excellence by contacting them directly. Please introduce yourself as a prospective student when contacting staff and/or faculty member and try to set up the meetings well in advance of your visit.

    • Financial Aid: If you have any questions about financial aid that were not answered on the Financial Aid website, please contact financialaid@darden.virginia.edu for more information.
    • Darden Faculty: Darden faculty members are known for their high-level involvement with students. During your class visit, you will have the opportunity to meet a professor after the class. A full listing of Darden faculty is available.
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Are you interested in starting your own company? Contact batten@darden.virginia.edu to learn more about the many entrepreneurship opportunities and resources available to MBA students.
    • Darden Center for Global Initiatives: Contact CGI@darden.virginia.edu at the Darden Center for Global Initiatives to learn more about the center's many programs and opportunities.

    Activities For Partners

    Your partner (significant other) is welcome to join you on your visit to Darden. Due to limited space, however, we kindly ask partners to refrain from attending the class visit.

    For information on the Darden Partners Association (DPA) and contact information for current members, please visit the Darden Partners Association website. The DPA helps new members make a smooth transition to Charlottesville and business school life through hospitality, job networking, family resources, community service and social events.

    Take A Tour Of The University Of Virginia Grounds

    Learn more about the University of Virginia by taking a tour of the Rotunda and the Lawn.

    Explore Charlottesville

    Recently ranked as the best place to live in America, Charlottesville offers the comfort of a small town, but with the culture and amenities of a much larger city. Recommended activities:

    Sample Visit Day Schedules

    View sample schedules for your visit to Darden.

    Visit Resources

    Directions & Transportation

    View maps, driving directions and transportation options on the Directions & Transportation page.

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    Learn more about what to do in Charlottesville during your visit by reviewing our Charlottesville webpage.

    Inn at Darden

    The Inn at Darden is a full-service hotel right on the Darden Grounds. It is a great place to stay during your visit to Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Interviewing applicants may be eligible for a reduced room rate. Please call +1-434-243-5000 to make your reservation and mention that you are coming to Darden to interview.

    Darden Virtual Tour App

    Download the UVA Darden Virtual Tour app for the iPhone or Android. Explore the Darden Grounds and take a tour of our classrooms, student common areas, i.Lab for entrepreneurship, dining areas and more. The app also includes videos describing student life and 360° panoramic photos of the Darden Grounds.

    You can also view our virtual tour here on our website.