University Housing

| Accommodations for Single Students | Student 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 the Grounds. The first is to furnish students with a variety of housing arrangements at 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. It is expected that attributes such as self-discipline, concern for the rights of others, mental and social maturity, and respect for public and private property will 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 priority selection process. Upperclass housing is available in residence halls and apartments and these spaces are awarded through the lottery. 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 will be 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 on or before the day of registration. All rental charges are subject to change.

All correspondence regarding University-owned accommodations for single students should be addressed to Accommodations, Page House, Station 1, Charlottesville, VA 22904; Telephone: (804) 924-6873; Fax: (804) 924-3758.


Accommodations for Single Students

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

Alderman Road Houses Each of the eleven residence houses on Alderman and Observatory Roads accommodates approximately 120 first year students in twelve suites; each suite consisting of a central lounge, a bath, and five double rooms. A mailroom, dining hall, snack bar, and recreation facilities are nearby. Each student bedroom is wired for voice, data, and cable television.

Dillard and Gooch Houses (Stadium Road) The nine structures comprising this complex house 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 laundromat and postal box room, and two large lounges with kitchens are provided in the complex. Each bedroom is wired for voice, data, and cable television.

Lambeth Field Apartments Located north of Central Grounds, these contain 102 two-bedroom apartments and 72 three-bedroom apartments. Each two-bedroom apartment accommodates four students, double occupancy in each bedroom. Each three-bedroom apartment accommodates six students, double occupancy in each bedroom. Each apartment is furnished. A convenience store is operated by the University within the apartment complex. A laundry room is also available.

Copeley III & IV Located on the North Grounds, these contain 24 two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment accommodates four students, double occupancy in each bedroom. Each apartment is furnished with a sofa and chairs, dining table and chairs, refrigerator and stove, single beds, wardrobes (each with a built-in chest), desks and chairs. A laundry room is also available.

The Lawn Rooms on 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 will live on the Lawn based on the students' scholastic and extracurricular standing. All rooms are single. Beginning in the fall 1995, each student bedroom will be wired for voice, data and cable television.

Mary Munford and Roberta Gwathmey Houses These residence houses contain 81 double rooms and 58 single rooms. These two facilities house upperclass undergraduates. There are kitchens and lounges on each floor in these houses. Laundry facilities are located in each building. A computer room is located in Mary Munford. Beginning in the fall 1995, each student bedroom will be wired for voice, data and cable television.

Hoxton and Lewis Houses (Sprigg Lane) Located adjacent to Mary Munford and Roberta Gwathmey houses, this facility accommodates 100 students in a variety of settings. Suites, double rooms, and single rooms are available. Lounge facilities, kitchenettes, laundry room, and postal boxes are provided. Hoxton/Lewis residents have access to the computer room at Mary Munford. Beginning in the fall 1995, each student bedroom will be wired for voice, data and cable television.

583 Brandon Avenue Apartment Complex This consists of 39 furnished two-bedroom apartments and 24 furnished three-bedroom apartments. Each two-bedroom apartment accommodates four students and each three-bedroom apartment accommodates six students to provide space for a total of 300 students.

Hench, Younger, and Mitchell Houses (Faulkner) This complex houses approximately 200 students. The majority of accommodations are four person furnished apartments, comprised of: living room, kitchen, four single bedrooms (one large and three regular), and bath area. Beginning in the fall 1995, each student bedroom will be wired for voice, data and cable television.


Student Family Housing Accommodations

University Gardens University Gardens is an eight-building apartment complex north of Central Grounds on Emmet Street (U.S. Route 29). This complex contains 41 one-bedroom apartments and 28 two-bedroom apartments. Furnished and unfurnished apartments are available.

Copeley I and II Apartments These accommodations of masonry construction, located northwest of the Central Grounds, consist of 112 one-bedroom apartments, 112 two-bedroom apartments, and 30 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, mediates concerns between tenants 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, Page House, Station 1, Charlottesville, VA 22904; Telephone: (804) 924-7030. Fax: (804) 924-3758.


Residential College System

Brown College at Monroe Hill and Hereford College (formerly Monroe Hill and New College) This area contains houses comprised of air-conditioned suites occupied by two suites who share bath areas with members of the adjoining suite. There are 288 spaces assigned in 144 suites. Hereford College residential spaces are a combination of single and double air-conditioned rooms with central bath on each floor. Two lounges are located on each floor (one equipped with a kitchenette).

There is a separate application process to live and participate in the residential college program. The application period typically begins late fall term for participation that would occur the following academic year. For more details, contact Accommodations, Page House, Station 1, Charlottesville VA 22904; Telephone (804) 924-6873; Fax: (804) 924-3758.


Foreign Language Houses

The language houses at the University are designed to provide an opportunity for intensive language learning and cultural experience for students who live there. Students are required to speak the foreign language (i.e., French, German, Spanish, or Russian) at all times in the common areas; at least one native speaking graduate student typically lives in the house. Students must have at least an intermediate knowledge of the language to qualify for admission to the houses (but not necessarily language majors).

Slavic (Russian)   Located at 102 Cresap Road, the Russian House is home to nine students and a faculty advisor in four double rooms and one single room.

La Maison Francaise  Located at 1404 Jefferson Park Avenue. Some 31 undergraduate students live together with two 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.

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.

Casa Hispanica  Located in Lambeth Field Apartments, the Spanish House accommodates up to 20 students in five-two bedroom apartments.

Application and assignment to the language houses are coordinated through departmental contacts at the French Department (924-7157), German Department (924-3530), Slavic Department (924-3548), and Spanish Department (924-7159). For additional information, contact Accommodations (804) 924-6873; Fax: (804) 924-3758.


Privately-Owned Accommodations

In the past, the Housing Division maintained an off-Grounds Housing Office; however, this is no longer the case. Students wishing to obtain housing off-Grounds should consult the local apartment locator services for information on available accommodations in the area.


Housing Regulations

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. The Associate Director of the Housing Division, upon request may authorize exceptions to this residence requirement in cases of those 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 the Grounds, in fraternity houses, or in privately-owned accommodations.

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

Proposed rental charges for University housing for the 1995-96 session are listed below. All rental charges are subject to Board of Visitor approval.

Rental Rates

Nine Month Session
Single Students
Per Occupant
McCormick Road Houses
Double Rooms
$1,732
Small Double
$1,572
Single
$1,832
Alderman Road/Observatory Hill Houses
Suites Only
$1,816
The Lawn
Small Single Rooms
$2,158
Small Single (no fireplace)
$2,104
Regular Single Rooms
$2,158
Mary Munford & Roberta Gwathmey
Single Rooms
$2,158
Double Rooms
$1,816
Stadium Road Houses
Single Rooms
$2,320
Double Rooms
$2,056
Faulkner Apartment Complex
Large Single
$2,704
Single Rooms
$2,176
Double Rooms
$2,080
Sprigg Lane Houses
Single Rooms
$2,320
Single (Private Bath)
$2,424
Double Rooms
$2,056
583 Brandon Avenue $1,924/$2,004
Lambeth Field $1,924/$2,004
Copeley III, IV $2,004
Brown College at Monroe Hill
Double
$2,278
Hereford College
Double
$2,160
Single
$2,288
La Maison Francaise (French House)
Triple Room
$1,872
Double Room
$1,976
Single Room
$2,184
Max Kade (German House) $1,870
Casa Hispanica (Spanish House) $2,004
Slavic (Russian) House
Double
$1,992
Single
$2,314
Student Family ApartmentsMonthly Rent
(Including Utilities)
University Gardens
One-Bedroom
$408
Two-Bedroom
$443
Copeley I & II
One-Bedroom
$422
Two-Bedroom
$468
Three-Bedroom
$505


Dining Services and Facilities

| First-Year and Upper Class Student Meal Plans |
| Additional Plans Available to Upper Class Students |
| Meal Plans for Residential College Students |


Several meal plans are offered by Dining Services for students. Meal plans are purchased for the academic year and are priced to take into consideration that some meals will be missed. For this reason, refunds will not be made for missed meals. Students may exercise a "Semester Option" by January 18, 1996, which permits a change or cancellation of the meal plan for second semester. Semester Options to cancel may not be exercised by Residential College students or first year students.


First-Year and Upper Class Student Meal Plans

19-Plus Plan This plan entitles the diner to all 19 meals served each week in the Board Plan dining halls: breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday; Brunch and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday. It includes $75 Plus Dollars per semester to be used as cash in the retail or board operations. Cost: $2,030 per year.

15-Plus Plan This plan allows the student to eat any 15 of 19 meals served each week in the Board Plan dining rooms, as noted above. It includes $100 Plus Dollars per semester. Cost: $2,000 per year.


Additional Plans Available to Upper Class Students

12-Plus Plan and 9-Plus Plan On these plan(s), the diner may eat any 12 of 19, or 9 of 19 meals served each week in the Board Plan dining halls. The plans also include $125 and $140 Plus Dollars per semester respectively. 12-Plus Cost: $1,920 per year, 9-Plus Cost: $1,790 per year.
The 12 and 9-Plus Plans are also available to second semester first-year students.

Semester 100-Plan This plan provides 100 meals per semester that can be used by the card holder for any meal in a Board Plan dining room. This plan is designed for students who live off-Grounds, or have demanding schedules, and allows them approximately six meals per week. The plan includes $150 Plus Dollars per semester. Cost: $1,310 per year.

Semester 50-Plan  This plan offers the same advantages as the Semester 100, but is designed for off-Grounds students who eat most of their meals in their residence. It offers the diner approximately three meals per week, and includes $150 Plus Dollars per semester. Cost: $830 per year.


Meal Plans for Residential College Students

Residential College 15 Meal Plan This plan is available for Brown College and Hereford College residents. Both residential colleges require students to dine in their respective dining halls for specific meals during the week. These meals may not be taken in any other location and missed meals are not credited. The plan provides $100 Plus Dollars per semester. Cost: Brown College $2,200 per year; Hereford College $2,110 per year.

Residential College 12 Meal Plan Students in both Residential Colleges are required to attend specific means in their dining halls during the week. The remainder of the meals each week may be taken in other dining halls on Grounds. This plan includes $125 Plus Dollars per semester. Cost: Brown College $2,120 per year; Hereford College $2,030 per year; French House $2,120 per year.

Residential College 9 Meal Plan  This plan is offered to Brown College and Hereford College residents. As mentioned above, students are required to dine in their respective dining hall for specified meals. The plan provides $140 Plus Dollars per semester. Cost: Brown College $1,990 per year; Hereford College $1,900 per year.

Residential College 100 Meal Plan The 100 Meal plan is available to French House, Brown College and Hereford College residents. Students enrolled in this plan will dine in their respective dining halls for specified meals each week and have additional meals available that they may eat at any Board Plan dining hall. The plan provides $150 Plus Dollars per semester for use in the retail operations. Cost: Brown College $1,510 per year; Hereford College $1,420 per year; French House $1,470 per year.

Plus Dollars do not carry over from one semester to the next, and are not refundable. Plus Dollars are accepted at Dining Service locations on the Central and North Grounds. Students who wish to add additional buying power to their meal plan, may open a Cavalier Advantage  account which allows the student to make purchases in any Dining Service location, as well as most vending machines, the Bookstore and laundries.

Graduate, Professional, and Continuing Education Students may wish to purchase a Cavalier Advantage card, if they do not have a meal plan. The Cavalier Advantage card is a declining balance card that can be used throughout Dining Services and to purchase services as listed above.

Please Note that the above descriptions of the Meal Plans do not include all the terms and conditions of the program. Please refer to the Dining Service Brochure and the Reservation Agreement Card for complete details regarding meal plans, as well as nutrition counseling, non-meat menus, bag lunches, etc. Dining Services facilities are accessible to students with disabilities.

Information about Dining Services is mailed to students in early summer, after having received notification of admission to the University. If additional information is needed, please contact Dining Services, P.O. Box 9020, Charlottesville, VA 22906, Attn: Board Plan Coordinator; or call (804) 982-5124.