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The University offers on-Grounds housing for guests attending Finals Weekend. Guests will stay in the new dorms located in Alderman Road Residence Area. These air-conditioned hall-style accommodations include shared common area and bathrooms (gender specific). Each guest will receive a linen packet containing one set of sheets, one pillow, one washcloth, and one towel. Rooms are not equipped with hangers, iron or ironing board, hair dryers, or lamps (overhead lighting only).

Reservations must be made by the graduating student. Reservations will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact Conference Services at (434) 924-4479 or visit their website.

For information on area hotels and room availability, contact the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau at (434) 293-6789 / (877) 386-1103 or visit their website. A list of local hotels can also be found at the University's Places to Stay site.


The city of Charlottesville is located in Central Virginia, just two hours south of Washington, D.C. and one hour northwest of Richmond, VA. With a regional airport, Amtrak rail service, and Greyhound bus lines, travel to Charlottesville is a snap. UVa is easily accessible from Interstate 64, Route 29, and Route 250.

For information on air, train, and bus travel, visit the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau website.


Charlottesville is often described as a "foodie's paradise". The dining scene has been nationally recognized for the variety and quality of choices in the area, so you're sure to find the perfect match for any taste. A comprehensive list of restaurants and eateries can be found on the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

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