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Help & Policies

Class Notes are a way to share what’s going on in your life with your UVA classmates. By submitting a class note, you agree to the following:

  1. All submissions are visible to the general public. Do not submit anything you wish to remain private.
  2. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for style and content. The following content will be edited or disallowed:
    • Personal attacks or insults, hate speech, or harassment.
    • Posts with the intention of eliciting negative responses, or posts with the clear intention of annoying or offending other users.
    • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.
    • Material that slanders, abuses or threatens others.
    • Material that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images. This includes the use of substitute symbols (for instance, “a$$” and “*ss” are considered obscene).
    • Communications that violate or incite others to violate the law or communications that discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
    • Unauthorized copyrighted material.
    • Communications that could be confused with official communications of the University or Alumni Association.
    • Posts which are deemed inappropriate by Virginia Magazine staff.

    The spirit of these restrictions is to create a positive reading experience for all visitors.

  3. We have implemented automated measures to detect submissions that may violate these terms. Any submission flagged by these measures is held for editorial review before it can become publicly visible. That doesn’t mean the submission is in violation, just that we need to take a look. We try to review submissions promptly during normal business hours, but cannot guarantee a turnaround time.
  4. If you see any content you believe to be in violation of these policies, please contact us at
  5. We ask for your email address and phone number so that we can contact you if we have any questions. We do not share this information with parties outside the UVA community.
  6. All notes are considered for publication in our quarterly print magazine. However, we do not guarantee inclusion, neither in a particular issue nor at any time. Submissions that are included may be edited to fit the allotted space.
  7. Our editors may select a handful of notes of special interest for highlighting, either online or in the quarterly print magazine. Selections are at the sole discretion of our editors.
  8. This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to remember your preferences between visits and for traffic measurement purposes.
  9. We may revise these policies at any time, and reserve the right to modify or discontinue services.

Content guidelines

Please ensure your note adheres to the following guidelines for the relevant category:

Academic Accomplishment
Include the date, name of the school/institution, and the degree or honor received.
Include the full name of the child and the date he/she was born. If you want to include the infant’s siblings, please specify their names and ages.
Use this category for promotions, new positions, etc. We suggest you include your job title, company name, description of the position, location, and/or previous position, as appropriate.
For books, please include the title, the names of any coauthors, the publisher, date published, and any other books you’ve written. For papers, articles, or other publications, please include the title of your work; where it may be found (e.g. the name of the magazine or journal in which it appears); the volume, issue, and date (if published in a periodical); and any other information needed to cite your work.
Include the company name and date of retirement. We encourage you to include a little about your latest position, or a brief narrative of your career trajectory.
Include the date of the wedding and your spouse’s name (if an alumnus/a, please include their school and class year). Due to space restrictions in the print magazine, we do not include the location of the wedding or names of people in the wedding party or who attended.

About us

Virginia Magazine and the class notes website are published by the University of Virginia Alumni Association located at 211 Emmet St, Charlottesville, VA. For general questions about the Alumni Association, please email us at or call us at (434) 243-9000.