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Visit Darden

We look forward to welcoming prospective students to visit the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Grounds virtually and in person! Class visit availability is now open. We look forward to sharing our 2023 Open House schedule once the 2023-24 application cycle is underway.

When you attend a Darden event, you have the opportunity to talk to admissions representatives and meet members of our diverse student community.

Take a virtual tour or check out our Events & Receptions page to learn more about Darden events around the world. 

Prospective Executive MBA students can view additional options to connect.

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.

    Class visitors will be paired with a student host and 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.



  • Open House Events

    Attend an Open House

    Darden Open Houses provide a full-day opportunity for prospective students to experience Darden's distinctive case method approach, tour the Darden Grounds and connect with current students. While we do not currently schedule interviews during Open House events, attendees will be able to engage with our Admissions Committee in a panel discussion about the Darden application process. An Open House includes a class visit, so students will not need to sign up separately for a class visit on another date.

    We look forward to announcing the 2023 Open House dates once the 2023-24 application is underway.

    ​2022 Open House Sample Schedule

    • 9:30-10 a.m. | Registration and First Coffee with the Darden community
    • 10-11:25 a.m. | Class Visit
    • 11:25-11:45 a.m. | Break
    • 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Welcome from Admissions
    • 12:15-12:45 p.m. | Admissions Committee Panel
    • 12:45-1:10 p.m. | Career Center Overview
    • 1:10-2:30 p.m. | Lunch with Students
    • 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Tour of Darden Grounds

    Times and activities are subject to change.


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    Health and Safety

    In accordance with University of Virginia direction, all participants should follow CDC guidelines for safe in-person events and gatherings. We encourage all participants to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, we kindly ask that you choose not to visit Grounds. Wearing of masks is not required; however, we respect and support any participant who chooses to wear a mask.


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.

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