Just a reminder that the 12th annual Lighting of the Lawn is set for Thursday night. We’ve even arranged for more seasonably appropriate weather, which should allow you to show off your holiday wardrobe.
If you haven’t been before, there’s a whole lot more to the evening than just throwing a switch and lighting up the Academical Village. According to the UVA Today article, “U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan will kick off the evening by welcoming the crowd, expected to reach 7,000 over the course of the night. Approximately 20 a cappella groups will perform at various intervals on the Rotunda steps. The evening will culminate with the illumination of the Lawn, immediately following the reading of a humorous poem noting the U.Va.-themed highlights of 2012 by Larry Sabato, a professor of politics in the College and director of U.Va.’s Center for Politics, and School of Nursing Dean Dorrie Fontaine. Warm refreshments and light snacks will also be provided.”
The festivities get under way at 7 p.m. and should wrap up around 10. The whole community is welcome, so y’all come!
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