Founded in 1890 under the name College Topics, The Cavalier Daily is the independent daily news organization at the University of Virginia. The Cavalier Daily is Virginia’s oldest collegiate daily and the oldest daily newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since the summer of 1996, The Cavalier Daily has been the only daily newspaper at the University, with a print circulation of 7,500 distributed on Grounds and in the surrounding Charlottesville area. The Cavalier Daily also publishes articles daily online, and a convenient e-newsletter delivers top stories daily directly to subscriber inboxes.
The Cavalier Daily is an entirely student-run, volunteer, non-profit organization with an operating budget accrued through advertising and donations. The diverse staff of more than 500 students has earned numerous awards for outstanding news writing, editorial writing, feature writing and overall design.
Former staffers have gone on to write and edit professionally for some of the world's most prestigious publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, CNN and NBC News. Click here to view notable former staff members of The Cavalier Daily.
The opinions expressed in The Cavalier Daily are not necessarily those of the students, faculty, staff or administration of the University of Virginia. Editorials represent the opinion of the Editorial Board. Columns and cartoons represent the views of the authors. The Managing Board of The Cavalier Daily is solely responsible for the newspaper’s contents.
The Cavalier Daily is published daily online, and in print every other Thursday during the school year (except school breaks and exam periods).
Offices of The Cavalier Daily are located in the basement of Newcomb Hall at the University of Virginia: PO Box 400703, Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4703. To contact The Cavalier Daily staff, see our contact page.
The Cavalier Daily Alumni Association
Founded in 1983, The Cavalier Daily Alumni Association is a collection of past and present Cavalier Daily editors and staff members. It seeks to provide moral, professional, technical and financial support toward the continuous and unfaltering efforts of those publishing The Cavalier Daily for the University of Virginia community.