Family Picnic at Pen Park

June 24 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a summer day with friends, family, and colleagues with the Colonnade Club for an enjoyable picnic! Members are welcome and encouraged to bring a dish of their cho...

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Hiking the Saunders-Monticello Trail

June 23 What a better way to start a summer weekend than with a hike among colleagues, family, and friends. Join us on a hike for all ages and hiking levels. We hope this hike will be the first of ma...

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Hop On with the Colonnade Club

June 15 Sit back, relax, and enjoy some drinks! Join friends and fellow faculty to enjoy some of Central Virginia’s best craft beers and spirits with Cville Hop On Tours shuttle service! Meet and be...

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Under the Stars Bicentennial Gala

May 16 6:00 p.m. Under the Stars Bicentennial Gala For the Benefit of the Colonnade Club Bicentennial Fund Wednesday, the Sixteenth of May Reception at six o’clock Dinner at seven o’clock Dinner e...

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The Material World of Dolley Madison

April 23 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pavilion VII Solarium From ice cream to snack cakes, Dolley Madison is credited for her hospitality, personal charm, and “invention” of the role of the First Lady. ...

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Collegiality Hour at Heirloom Rooftop

April 19 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Get the weekend started right and enjoy a night in the sky with friends and fellow faculty at Heirloom Rooftop + Bar. Includes beverages and appetizers. Please RSVP thr...

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Foxfield Spring Races 2016

Foxfield Spring Races

April 28 Pull out your sun-dresses, bowties, and fabulous hats and spend a day at the famous Foxfield Horse Races with the Colonnade Club! Enjoy delicious food, a full bar, and good company within our...

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Support the Club

As a member, you have the opportunity to support the Colonnade Club’s faculty and alumni network and the facilities that its members enjoy within Pavilion VII. Just as Pavilion VII is an important part of the history of the University of Virginia, the Colonnade Club is an integral part of its future.

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Become a Member

Members cherish the historic charm and inviting tranquility of Pavilion VII. This pavilion, in fact, was the first on Thomas Jefferson’s Lawn. The Club itself, however, dates from 1907, when forty-two faculty members joined together to form a faculty club.

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Club Events

Join us for various events throughout the year including Morning and Evening Educational Seminars, Wine Tastings, Tailgate Parties, Holiday Celebrations and more!

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Enjoy eight non-smoking guest room accommodations that can be reserved by Club members for themselves and their guests. Each guest room is handsomely furnished with historically themed furniture.

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About The Colonnade Club

Founded in 1907, the purpose of the Colonnade Club is to foster social, cultural, and intellectual interchange among its members and to promote the welfare of the University and its faculty. In fulfilling this mission, the Club utilizes and serves as steward for Pavilion VII, the historic facilities provided to it by the University. Today, the Club has grown to over 1,000 members and provides a wide variety of opportunities to socialize, network, and feel more “at home” at U.Va.

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