The Colonnade Club


Members of the Colonnade Club comprise an impressive and diverse roster of alumni, faculty, and friends of the University.


Our members enjoy a robust array of benefits and privileges, including an on-Grounds home in Pavilion VII for daily and overnight accommodations.

This pavilion, the first built in Mr. Jefferson’s Academical Village, dates to the laying of its cornerstone in 1817. Today’s members enjoy the benefits of an extensive restoration that occurred from 1998 to 2002. The Club itself, however, dates from 1907, when forty-two faculty members joined together to form a faculty club.

membership benefits

  • Use of Pavilion VII’s parlors to read, write, and meet with colleagues or students.

  • Catch up on the latest news in the richly-appointed Members’ Lounge, featuring internet television and a wide variety of daily and monthly periodicals for your perusal.

  • Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies throughout the day in Pavilion VII.

  • Attend an exciting variety of social events at no or minimal cost.

  • Reserve space in Pavilion VII for meetings, receptions, or celebrations, such as retirements, weddings, or anniversaries.

  • Reserve overnight accommodations in Pavilion VII, which include complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Enjoy 10% discount in the Garden Room, UVA’s faculty dining room, located in Hotel E on the West Range along McCormick Road.

  • Receive a 15% discount on selected items at any UVA Bookstore location.

  • Visit more than 100 faculty clubs at colleges and universities worldwide through a reciprocity arrangement with the Association of College and University Clubs.  To learn more, visit the ACUC website.

  • Grow our storied membership by nominating new members to the Club.

  • Be part of the revered UVa tradition of being associated with the University’s Faculty Club and the oldest building on the Lawn.



All members of the full-time faculty, plus senior administrative staff in the employ of the University, and those in University-affiliated foundations who are appointed by their board, are eligible for membership in the Club upon completion the Membership Application Form and paying the appropriate dues.

Membership by nomination may also be extended to part-time faculty, alumni, persons who have performed important service for the University, and selected persons employed at a sister or affiliate institution of higher education. All nominations are reviewed by the Club’s Board of Governors after the applicant has submitted the Membership Application Form, Nomination for Membership Form, and the appropriate dues.


The membership year follows the academic year, from July 1st through June 30th the following year. New members joining after January 1st pay on a prorated basis.

Dues must be paid for members to be considered in good standing.

Dues can also be paid by credit card or a check made payable to “The Colonnade Club”, submitted to the Club Business Office.



Click here to review the Club's bylaws.