West Range:

The unofficial mode of disposal would have been to bury the remains in different locations around campus. In 2008, Facilities Management at UVA uncovered bones while excavating an area near a dormitory on the West Range. Rivanna Archaeological Services positively identified the bones as human and continued to investigate the area. According to a report on the dig, the evidence suggests that students of the medical school could have disposed of the remains by burying them in areas on campus, therefore explaining the presence of human bones in that spot. This would have been an unofficial and yet convenient way to dispose of the remains.

 It may never be entirely clear how the remains were taken care of at UVA. The disposal of bodily remains was an issue at other surrounding medical schools as well, indicating that the University was not the only school to struggle with an official means in which to dispose of their work.

Photo, Atcheson Laughlin Hench, "Anatomical Theatre, view through West Range arch," 1937, Special Collections, UVA.