2003-2004
UNDERGRADUATE RECORD
University Housing
Accommodations for Single Students  |  Family Housing Accommodations  |  Residential College System
Foreign Language Houses  |  Privately Owned Accommodations  |  Housing Regulations
 

 

The housing of students has been a prime consideration of the University since its founding. The University has two main goals in providing students with housing accommodations on Grounds. The first is to furnish students with a variety of housing arrangements at a reasonable cost. The second is to provide an environment in which each student may achieve the maximum realization of his or her potential intellectually, socially, and physically. Attributes such as self-discipline, concern for the rights of others, mental and social maturity, and respect for public and private property are expected to be fostered in group residence situations.

As a part of the University's orientation and advisory system, all students entering any of the undergraduate schools directly from secondary school are required to live in one of the residence houses during their first year. After the first year in residence a student who wishes to live in University housing must enter the reapplication process. Upperclass housing is available in residence halls and apartments and these spaces are awarded through the room selection process. On-Grounds housing is readily available.

Room Reservations After the entering undergraduate student has been admitted to the University and has returned the housing application to the accommodations office, space is reserved.

The application serves as the student's housing agreement with the University. The student will be notified of the room assignment before the beginning of the session.

Room rent is charged by the semester and is due and payable upon receipt of a bill from Student Financial Services. All rental charges are subject to change.

All correspondence regarding University-owned accommodations for single students should be addressed to Accommodations, P.O. Box 400735, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4735: (434) 924-6873; Fax: (434) 924-3758; housing@virginia.edu.

 

 

Accommodations for Single Students

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McCormick Road Houses Each of the ten residence houses on McCormick Road provides accommodations for approximately 140 first-year students in double rooms. Resident staff live in the houses, each of which has its own lounge and recreation room. A mailroom, snack bar, laundry, and outdoor recreation facilities are nearby. All rooms are wired for voice, data, and cable television.

Alderman Road HousesTwo of the thirteen houses are hall style. The other eleven houses on Alderman and Observatory Roads accommodates approximately 120 first-year students in twelve suites; each suite consists of a central lounge, a bath, and five double rooms. A mailroom, dining hall, snack bar, and recreation facilities are nearby. Bedrooms are wired for voice, data, and cable television.

Dillard and Gooch Houses (Stadium Road) The nine structures comprising this complex accommodate approximately 650 undergraduate and graduate residents in suite arrangements. Student bedrooms are almost exclusively single rooms. Each suite consists of a central living room, microfridge, shared bath area and, in most cases, six single bedrooms. A laundry and postal box room, and two large lounges with kitchens are provided in the complex. Bedrooms are wired for voice, data, and cable television.

Lambeth Field Apartments Located north of Central Grounds, this complex contains 102 two-bedroom apartments and seventy-two three-bedroom apartments. Each two-bedroom apartment houses four students, with double occupancy in each bedroom. Each three-bedroom apartment accommodates six students, with double occupancy in each bedroom. All apartments are furnished, and a convenience store is operated by the University within the complex. A laundry room and postal boxes are available. Bedrooms are wired for voice and data connection, and common rooms are wired for cable television.

Copeley III & IV Located on the NorthGrounds, these complexes contain 74 two-bedroom apartments. The apartments accommodate four students, with double occupancy in each bedroom. Each apartment is furnished with a sofa, chairs, a dining table and chairs, refrigerator, stove, single beds, wardrobes (each with a built-in chest), desks, and chairs. Laundry rooms and postal boxes are also available. Bedrooms are wired for voice and data connection, and common rooms are wired for cable television.

The Lawn Rooms on the East and West Lawn are part of the original Jeffersonian Academical Village. Undergraduate degree applicants in their final year are eligible to apply for these accommodations. A student selection committee determines who lives on the Lawn based on each student’s scholastic and extracurricular standing. All rooms are single, and each bedroom is wired for voice, data, and cable television.

Hench, Younger, and Mitchell Houses (Faulkner) This complex houses approximately 150 students. These accommodations are four-person furnished apartments comprised of a living room, a kitchen, four single bedrooms (one large and three regular), and a bath area. Laundry facilities, postal boxes, and a computer lab are also available. Bedrooms are wired for voice and data connection, and living rooms are wired for cable television.

 

 

Family Housing Accommodations

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University Gardens This eight-building apartment complex north of Central Grounds on Emmet Street (U.S. Route 29) contains forty-one one-bedroom apartments and twenty-eight two-bedroom apartments. Furnished and unfurnished apartments are available.

Copeley Hill Apartments These accommodations of masonry construction, located northwest of Central Grounds, consist of 112 one-bedroom apartments, 112 two-bedroom apartments, and thirty three-bedroom apartments. Furnished and unfurnished apartments are available.

The Family Housing Association The association is governed by a council elected by residents from the various neighborhoods of the family housing communities. The FHA coordinates programmatic functions for the residents and serves as residents’ liaison with the Housing Division and other agencies.

Requests for information regarding student family housing should be addressed to Family Housing, P.O. Box 400735, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4735; (434) 924-7030; Fax: (434) 924-3758; housing@virginia.edu.

 

 

Residential College System

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Brown College, Hereford College, and the International Residential College

Brown College contains eleven houses comprised of air-conditioned suites occupied by two students who share bath areas with members of the adjoining suites. There are 288 spaces assigned in 144 suites. Hereford College residential spaces are a combination of single and double air-conditioned rooms equipped with a microwave/ refrigerator/freezer combination, and have central baths on each floor. Two lounges are located on each floor (one equipped with a microwave).

Hereford College consists of five houses containing a combination of single and double air-conditioned rooms equipped with a microwave/ refrigerator/ freezer unit in each room, and have central baths on each floor. Two lounges are located on each floor (one equipped with a microwave). Kitchens are available in Johnson, Norris and Whyburn Houses.

International Residential College

This College is dedicated to intellectual exchange and learning among students and scholars of all nations, races and cultures. The college includes the Munford, Gwathmey, Lewis and Hoxton houses and can accommodate 320 students.

Mary Munford and Roberta Gwathmey Houses Housing upperclass undergraduates, these two facilities contain a combination of double rooms and single rooms, with kitchens and lounges on each floor and laundry facilities in each building. A computer room is located in Mary Munford. Bedrooms are wired for voice, data, and cable television.

Hoxton (Mosaic House) and Lewis Houses (Sprigg Lane) Located adjacent to the Mary Munford and Roberta Gwathmey Houses, these houses accommodate 100 students in a variety of settings. Suites, double rooms, and single rooms are available. Lounge facilities, kitchenettes, laundry rooms, and postal boxes are provided, and residents have access to the computer room at Mary Munford. Each student bedroom is wired for voice, data, and cable television. Hoxton is home to the Mosaic House, a cross-cultural, living and learning experience. Interested students complete an application and are selected by a student committee for residence.

There is a separate application process to live and participate in the residential college program. The application period typically begins in late fall for participation the following academic year. For details, contact Accommodations, P.O. Box 400735, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4735; (434) 924-6873; Fax: (434) 924-3758; Brown College online: www.virginia.edu/~monroe/; Hereford College online: www.virginia.edu/~hereford.

 

 

Foreign Language Houses

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The language houses at the University are designed to provide an opportunity for intensive language learning and cultural experience. Students are required to speak the foreign language at all times in the common areas; at least one native speaking graduate student typically lives with each language group. Students do not have to be language majors, but they must have an intermediate knowledge of the language to qualify for admission to the houses.

Russian Located at 102 Cresap Road, the Russian House is home to six students and a faculty advisor. Double and single rooms are available. Common areas include a living room, a dining room, and community kitchen. Russian TV is broadcast via satellite. Visit the Russian House online at www.virginia.edu/slavic.

La Maison Française Located at 1404 Jefferson Park Avenue. Some 28 undergraduate students live together with several graduate students (one visiting from France) in either triple, double, or single room accommodations. Common areas include a dining room, a parlor, a library, and a seminar room. Visit La Maison Française online at www.virginia.edu/~french/maison/.

Max Kade German House Located at 581 Brandon Avenue, the German House typically houses 11 undergraduate students and one house manager in double and single rooms. Common areas include a living room, dining room, and community kitchen. Visit the German House online at www.virginia.edu/~german.

La Casa Bolívar Located at 1408 Jefferson Park Avenue, the Spanish House accommodates 24 students in 8 single and 8 double rooms, including a fully accessible (ADA compliant) room on the ground floor. Common areas include a kitchen, a dining room, a living room, and two sitting areas. Visit La Casa Bolívar online at www.virginia.edu/~spitpo/spanish/house.

Monroe Lane Language House Located on the corner of Jefferson Park Avenue and Monroe Lane, the Monroe Lane Language House, houses 76 students in six residential blocks comprised of both double and single occupancy rooms. These blocks or „podsš include one each for Arabic, Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Italian, Japanese, or Persian. The House is ADA accessible and includes full laundry facilities, central heating and air conditioning, high-speed Ethernet connections in each student room, and spacious common areas. Food will be provided by ARAMARK and through one of the University‚s meal plans. Applications are available on line at http://www.virginia.edu/~amelc/languagehouse_application.html.

All language house rooms are wired for voice and data. Application and assignment to the language houses are coordinated through departmental contacts at the French department (924-7158), the German department (924-3530), the Slavic department (924-3548), the Spanish department (924-7159) the Italian department (924-7534) and the Asian and Middle Eastern Languages department (982-2304). For additional information, contact Accommodations: (434) 924-6873; Fax: (434) 924-3758; housing@virginia.edu.

 

 

Privately Owned Accommodations

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Students wishing to obtain housing off Grounds should consult the local apartment locator services: www.brac.com or www.offgrounds.com.

 

 

Housing Regulations

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All students entering any of the undergraduate schools directly from secondary school are required to live in one of the residence houses during their first two regular semesters at the University. Upon request, the Director of Accommodations may authorize exceptions to this residence requirement in cases involving students who will live at home with their families. Married or single parent students who will establish their homes at the University should also request exemption.

Upperclass and graduate students may live in University accommodations on Grounds, in fraternity or sorority houses, or in privately owned accommodations.

All rooms in University facilities are rented subject to the University Housing Terms and Conditions of Residence. This includes billing students for facility damages. When specific responsibility for damage cannot be determined, all costs are divided equally among the residents of that unit.

Students are strongly encouraged to obtain personal property insurance as the University is not responsible for damage to residents’ property.

The following University housing rental charges are for the 2003-2004 session and are subject to change. For current rate information, contact (434) 924-6873.
 
Rental Rates
Nine Month Session
Single Students Per Occupant
McCormick Road Houses
Single Room $2,680
Double Room $2,560
Small Double Room $2,360
Alderman Road/Observatory Hill Houses
Double Room $2,670
The Lawn
Regular Single Room $3,120
Small Single Room $3,120
Small Single (no fireplace) $3,040
Stadium Road Houses/Gooch/Dillard
Single Room $3,310
Double Room $3,000
Faulkner Apartment Complex-Hench, Mitchell, Younger
Single Room $3,360
Large Single Room $4,040
International Residential College, Mary Munford/Roberta Gwathmey
Single Room $3,120
Double Room $2,670
Lewis, Hoxton (Mosaic)
Single Room $3,310
Single Room (Private Bath) $3,470
Double Room $3,000
Small Double Room $2,830
Lambeth Field
Two-Bedroom $3,030
Three-Bedroom $2,930
Copeley III, IV
Two Bedroom $3,030
Brown College at Monroe Hill (Residential)
Double Room $3,270
Hereford College
Single Room $3,270
Double Room $3,000
La Maison Française (French House)
Single Room $3,370
Double Room $3,000
Triple Room $2,850
Max Kade (German House)
Single Room or Double Room $3,040
La Casa Bolívar (Spanish House)
Single Room $3,370
Double Room $3,000
Russian House
Single Room $3,300
Double Room $2,950
Monthly Rent: Family Housing
(Including utilities except telephone.)
Copeley Hill
One Bedroom
Furnished $611
Unfurnished $579
Two Bedroom
Furnished $670
Unfurnished $639
Three Bedroom
Furnished $724
Unfurnished $693
University Gardens
One Bedroom
Furnished $594
Unfurnished $563
Two Bedroom
Furnished $640
Unfurnished $609

 

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