The renovation of Ruffner Hall has helped us maximize the student experience, with contemporary classroom space, comfortable common areas, and a healthy, inviting environment not known in Ruffner since the 1970s.

See photos from the October 24, 2014, Ruffner Hall Reopening Celebration!

Photos of Ruffner Hall

A state-of-the-art building when it was opened in 1973, Ruffner Hall was closed from January 2013 to June 2014 for major renovation. The Commonwealth of Virginia provided 100% of the $19 million cost to gut and update the interior of the 84,000-square-foot building and maintain its exterior.

Now that Ruffner Hall has reopened, Curry School students are enjoying a healthier and more inviting building than ever before:

• New students gathering areas.
• Connector hallways in the center of the first and second floors.
• Better classroom configuration, optimized for class-size needs.
• Revamped auditorium space on the ground floor with new seating.
• Improved traffic flow.
• A quieter environment for working.
• A new first floor entrance Ruffner Hall to Bavaro Hall.

In addition, Ruffner has carpeted hallways, all new heating/cooling systems, and a modernized elevator.

The Need

The Curry Foundation continues to raise funds for new interior furnishings and critical upgrades. This support helps us add classic finishing touches throughout the building and equip our research spaces and common areas with the latest communication technologies.

How Can You Help?

You can make it a place where research faculty have the tools they need to explore solutions to some of the most intractable problems our society faces.

You can make it a place that reflects your pride in the University of Virginia and its top-ranked education school.

You can make a gift to ensure that Ruffner Hall meets all its potential to support Curry's mission.


To support the Ruffner Hall renovation, you can make a credit card gift online or send a check (made payable to the Curry School Foundation) to PO Box 400276, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, attn: Kelly Reinhardt, Annual Giving Officer.

View the floor plans:

Ground floor plans

First Floor plans

Second floor plans

Third floor plans

Ground Floor First Floor Second Floor Third Floor


Naming opportunities are available for those who wish to leave a lasting legacy in Ruffner Hall:

$10,000 - Faculty Offices (103)
$15,000 - Faculty Offices, Selected Classrooms and Communal Spaces (17)
$25,000 - Selected Classrooms and Communal Spaces (26)
$30,000 - Ground Floor Lab/Classroom (2)
$37,500 - Large Classroom
$50,000 - Ground Floor Lobby
$50,000 - Student Lounge
$100,000 - Main Lobby
$250,000 - Curry Library Innovation Commons (CLIC), formerly known as the Education Library

View list of spaces already named.

Buy a Brick to honor someone’s time at Curry for years to come.

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