Visit Darden On-Grounds

Learn more about Darden's Full-Time MBA program in Charlottesville, Virginia

We welcome all prospective students to visit the University of Virginia Darden School of Business!

On-Grounds events at Darden are a great way to observe the case method firsthand, and get to know Darden students, faculty and staff. We host several types of visit opportunities throughout the year.

View our full list of events on our web page for more opportunities to connect with our team virtually or in-person in a city near you!

How to Sign Up

  • Click a day on the calendar to view events happening at Darden
  • For class visits only: Prospective students will be prompted to create an account to sign up for a class visit

First Coffee Chat and Tour

It might be summer break for students, but our team looks forward to welcoming prospective students to Grounds! Meet with an Admissions Committee member for a brief, small-group conversation and a tour of the Darden Grounds. 

If you would like to visit over the summer on a day not available on the calendar, please email the Admissions Coordinator to request a copy of our self-guided tour.

Class Visits

Class Visits will resume in September 2023.

A Class Visit is a chance to interact 1:1 with a current student and observe a Full-Time MBA class. Your visit experience will include:
  • Being paired with a student host for the duration of the visit, so we are unable to accept any registrations within 48 hours of the class time.

  • Shadowing the student host during class and observe the case method firsthand.

  • Joining the Darden community for First Coffee at 9:30 a.m., a Darden tradition dating back to the School’s founding.

  • To make the most of your visit, we suggest reaching out to student club leaders or student ambassadors ahead of your visit to schedule a coffee chat during First Coffee or after your class.

    • Come prepared with specific questions and use this valuable time to gain perspective on Darden culture and students’ unique experiences.

Class Visits are available throughout the academic year. Dates will be posted quarterly as the academic schedule is confirmed.

Plan Your Visit

Dress Code

Being at Darden means feeling at home, so leave those fancy blazers behind and just bring your best smart, comfy attire.


Darden's Charlottesville Grounds are located approximately 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., on the North Grounds of the University of Virginia.

Lodging and More

The Forum Hotel (Kimpton Charlottesville) is conveniently located on the Darden Grounds.

For details about transportation, maps and driving directions, please visit our web page: Traveling to Charlottesville

For more information on visiting UVA, go to the University's Plan Your Visit web page.

To visit Darden's academic facilities at UVA Darden DC Metro, located in the Rosslyn district of Arlington, Virginia, tours hosted by Darden Admissions are available on a limited basis.

Class Visits & Tours

Unavailable / Filled
Not Scheduled
3 day forecast for Charlottesville, VA (22903)
80° F
59° F
86° F
62° F
86° F
57° F
Mostly Sunny then Showers And Thunderstorms Likely