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 Cavalier Daily staff members.
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's Editor-in-Chief is Jenn Brice, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view the full staff.
The Cavalier Daily is published daily online, and in print every Thursday during the school year (except school breaks and exam periods). After U.Va. transitioned to online courses in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the CD transitioned to an online-only publication for the first time in the paper's history. We plan to resume normal printing operations in the fall.
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.
As an independent student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily aims to provide the University community with new, relevant and insightful information that inspires critical conversation and even action on Grounds. In the pursuit of this mission, we insist that members of The Cavalier Daily staff adhere to the highest standards of integrity, honesty and good practice. The Cavalier Daily's code of ethics may be found here.
The Cavalier Daily strives to preserve complete and accurate records of the publication, both online and in print. Therefore, The Cavalier Daily will not remove online content — including news stories, opinion columns, editorials, letters to the editor, photographs and illustrations — unless given sufficient proof that the basis of a published work is completely unfounded. Any other errors will be amended in accordance with our corrections policy.
When submitting opinion content to The Cavalier Daily, columnists and cartoonists are expected to take accountability for their expressed opinions. Requests to remove an author or illustrator’s name from an archived work will be handled solely at the discretion of the current student Editor-in-Chief.
For 132 years, The Cavalier Daily has served as the first draft of history for the University of Virginia and Charlottesville communities.
As an independent, non-profit student newsroom that receives no money from the University, we rely on contributions from readers like you. Join us in our mission of providing local news and creating opportunities for the next generation of journalists.