B-School Traditions: First Coffee at Darden

A group of first-year MBA students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business chat during First Coffee on Oct. 17 in Charlottesville, Va. Courtesy Fareine Benz, Darden School of Business

Each morning after the first class of the day, students, staff, faculty, and anyone who happens to be around the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business gather for a half-hour to have a cup of coffee together in a tradition that dates to the school’s founding almost 60 years ago. Fittingly, it’s called First Coffee.

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