Pictures From Opening Day 2022

16 August 2022

For the first time ever, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed First Year MBA students from all formats — Full-Time, Executive, and Part-Time — to Grounds in Charlottesville at the same time to begin the school year. Here are some moments from the first day of Opening Week 2022.

Students enjoying the first of many First Coffees.

Darden Student Association President Tyler Kelley and Vice President Moriah Horner greet the Full-Time MBA Class of 2024.

Students meeting and greeting in Flagler Court.

Executive MBA students chatting before an opening week session.

Dean Scott Beardsley welcomed students from all MBA formats beneath a tent on Flagler Court.

Students gathered in Abbott Auditorium as part of an opening session.

Senior Assistant Dean of Admission Dawna Clarke described the unique characteristics of this year's Full-Time MBA cohort.

New students take a selfie with Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne, the senior associate dean for Professional Degree Programs.

The first of many Darden smiles on Darden Grounds.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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