U.Va. Faculty & Staff Guide

Housing

Helpful Tips

Start Looking Early

In this small town with a big university, desirable housing goes quickly. We advise you to begin your housing search as soon as you have decided to attend. University housing is economical and conveniently located, but can accommodate only some of the 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students, so there are usually waiting lists. If you want University housing, call immediately to sign up. If you are planning to come to Charlottesville to see University or commercial housing, call ahead and make appointments. Most places will be closed on the weekends, unless you have an appointment.

Renter's/Homeowner's Insurance

Students should consider purchasing renter's or homeowner's insurance. Look in the phone book for local providers or check with your own insurance company to see if it offers such protection. Insurance prices will depend on your type of residence, the number of units connected to it, and the presence of security devices in the home (smoke detectors, deadbolts, etc.).

There are many apartment complexes within walking distance or a short commute to the University. There are also limited on-Grounds options available. When in doubt about a particular rental location, take the time to ask other graduate students about their housing experiences in Charlottesville.

On-Grounds Housing

U.Va. offers faculty and staff housing in a variety of configurations and locations in the Charlottesville area. Non-tenured faculty, research associates, research assistants, post-doctoral candidates, visiting faculty members, and full-time classified staff members are eligible for housing and are encouraged to apply.

On-Grounds Housing for Graduate Students with Families

On-Grounds Housing for Graduate Students with Families

Off-Grounds Housing

Blue Ridge Apartment Council
The Blue Ridge Apartment Council ("BRAC"), a non-profit organization, is the largest association of rental property owners in the Charlottesville, VA area.

Blue Ridge Apartment Council

Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS®
Property listings and financing information for the Charlottesville area.

Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS®

Monticello Avenue Housing
A list of Charlottesville area realtors and housing agencies.

Monticello Avenue Housing