Residence Life

Gay Perez

Gay Perez
Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director of Housing & Residence Life

Mailing Address
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400320
Charlottesville, VA
22904-4320

P 434.243.3605
F 434.924.8956
[V/TDD] 434.982.HEAR

Housing & Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life, a unit jointly managed by the Office of the Dean of Students and University Business Operations, provides services and programmatic direction for all on-grounds residential students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff and conference guests. With over 2 million square feet of residential building space, Housing and Residence Life strives to create inclusive environments that support the academic, cultural and social goals of the University. Specific living and learning programs include language immersion houses, three residential colleges, transfer student focused community, and a comprehensive first year experience. Residential environments encompass a diverse array of building styles including traditional residence halls, apartment complexes, townhouses and single family homes. Housing and Residence Life also supports the University community through summer conference and year round event planning services.

Housing and Residence Life prides itself on maintaining a residential program firmly rooted in the spirit of student self-governance. To this end, Housing and Residence Life recruits and selects over 240 students to serve as peer leaders and a support resource to their fellow students. Resident Staff members, who work closely with a group of dedicated professionals, seek to establish the residence halls and apartments as welcoming, secure living areas by representing and promoting high standards of achievement and conduct expected of students at the University of Virginia. In total, over 260 individuals invest their time and talent to create a dynamic learning experience in UVA's residential communities.