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Student housing options on- and off-grounds

A comprehensive outline of common University student residential locations


14th Street/15th Street/Wertland

Location: Behind the Corner, students can live in apartments or houses northeast along 14th and 15th Streets and east along Wertland Street.

Proximity to Grounds: Apartments and houses in this area are all approximately a 10 minute walk to most buildings on Central Grounds, though some locations further northeast on 14th Street may be up to a 20 minute walk.

Cost: varies

Jefferson Park Avenue

Location: Jefferson Park Avenue stretches from the University Medical Center at the intersection of University Avenue, to Scott Stadium. It contains a number of side streets and avenues, many of which contain student housing.

Proximity to Grounds: The proximity to Grounds of an apartment or house on Jefferson Park Avenue is dependant on location. On average, the walk to central Grounds is about 15 minutes, just five minutes away from both the Engineering School and South Lawn and 10 minutes from the Nursing School.

Cost: varies

University Circle

Location: University Circle Apartments — commonly referred to as “U” Circle — located close to Lambeth Field. Most University Circle Apartments are actually a house split into several apartments.

Proximity to Grounds: University Circle is a 10 minute walk from Grounds and the Corner, and is close to the bus stop on Beta Bridge.

Cost: varies


Location: Rugby Road is the central location of the University's Greek life, and intersecting streets Gordon and Grady offer additional student housing options. There are fewer apartment buildings and more houses in this neighborhood than in other student-occupied areas.

Proximity to Grounds: Most housing options in the Rugby area range between a 10-15 minute walk to central Grounds.



Location: Faulkner is a cluster of three apartment buildings close to the North Grounds Gym and John Paul Jones Arena.

Proximity to Grounds: Faulkner is approximately a 25 minute walk to Grounds and the Corner, which leaves most residents to rely on the Northline bus to get around.

Floor plan: Each apartment in Faulkner includes three standard sized singles and a larger single, a bathroom, a living and dining room and a kitchen. The apartments are pre-furnished.

Cost: Apartments in Faulkner cost $6,890 per student.

The Lawn

Location: Located at the heart of the University, the Lawn is home to Mr. Jefferson’s original buildings. Every year, 54 “Lawnies” experience the University as it was originally envisioned.

Proximity to Grounds: The Lawn is at the center of the University, and is close to both classes and nightlife.

Floor plan: Each room is furnished with a twin bed, desk and chair, built-in closet, rocking chair and sink. Most rooms have a fireplace.

Cost: A single room with a fireplace costs $6,390 for the 2015-16 academic year, while a room without a fireplace costs $6,040.


Location: Bice Hall is located south of New Cabell Hall on Brandon Avenue.

Proximity to Grounds: Bice is a five minute walk from Grounds, and is very close to the Nursing School and Nau/Gibson Hall.

Floor Plan: Apartments in Bice are composed of two or three bedrooms — each with two beds — a kitchen and common room.

Cost: Bice apartments cost $6,130 per student for the 2015-16 academic year.


Location: The 174 apartments in Lambeth’s 24 buildings are located between Lambeth Field and Emmett Street, close to Arts Grounds and the Architecture School. Over the last six summers, the Lambeth apartment buildings have been under renovation, recently completed.

Proximity to Grounds: Most students can walk to Grounds in 10 minutes, take the Northline or Green Route at the Lambeth bus stop, or catch the Inner Loop at Beta Bridge.

Floor Plan: Each apartment in Lambeth is composed of two or three double rooms with a kitchen and common room. Each apartment also has one-and-a-half or two bathrooms.

Cost: Lambeth apartments cost $6,130 per student for the 2015-16 academic year.

International Residential College (IRC)

Location: The four residential buildings of the International Residential College house 300 students, 40 percent of whom are international. The IRC is located next to Alumni Hall and is across Emmet Street from Memorial Gym.

Proximity to Grounds: Students can walk to most places on Grounds within 10 minutes.

Floor Plan: The four buildings of the IRC have different layouts. All buildings are air-conditioned except for Gwathmey, the largest residence.

Munford Hall houses approximately 100 female residents in a hall-style singles and doubles. The first floor is primarily made up of meeting rooms and study spaces, including the Munford Gathering Place, which is a communal space for all IRC residents, and often holds social events. The second and third floors are fully residential.

Gwathmey houses about 120 residents, both first-years and upperclassmen. Floors are separated by sexes and have both singles and doubles, as well as a kitchen and bathroom. The first and second floors also have study lounges.

Lewis houses 60 upperclassmen residents in suite-style rooms as well as singles and soubles, some of which have private bathrooms. Each of the three floors has a kitchen.

Hoxton houses 40 upperclassmen residents in two co-ed floors of suite-style rooms. Each floor also includes a kitchen.

Cost: The IRC ranges from $5,690 for a double occupancy room to $6,890 for a single occupancy room for the 2015-16 academic year.

Brown Residential College

Location: Brown College at Monroe Hill is the University’s oldest residential college and is located on McCormick Road, right next to Newcomb Hall.

Proximity to Grounds: Brown is located on Central Grounds, so students can walk to Newcomb, classes, or the library in less than five minutes.

Floor Plan: Each resident has a single room in a suite of two. Three or four of those suites share a bathroom. The buildings, called portals, have multiple lounges, a computer lab, kitchen, library and laundry facilities.

Cost: Brown College costs $6,610 for the 2015-16 academic year.


Location: The farthest dorm from Central Grounds, Copeley Apartments are located in North Grounds, opposite the Law School and close to Darden, North Grounds Recreation Center and Barracks Road Shopping Center.

Proximity to Grounds: A lengthy 25 minute or more walk to Central Grounds means the most viable option for Copeley residents is to use the Northline or Central Grounds Shuttle.

Floor Plan: As of the 2015-16 academic year, all apartments are two-bedroom, single occupancy. Each unit contains 1.5 baths, a kitchen and living room.

Cost: An apartment in Copeley costs $6,890 per student for the 2015-16 academic year.

Hereford Residential College

Location: Hereford College is located on Observatory Hill, above Gooch-Dillard dorms and Runk Dining Hall.

Proximity to Grounds: Hereford is a 20 minute walk to Central Grounds. The Northline and Hereford Express serve Hereford at 10-minute intervals during peak hours.

Floor Plan: Residents can live in hall-style single or double occupancy rooms. Each co-ed or single-sex floor has a shared bathroom and common area.

Cost: A single room in Hereford costs $5,920, while a double costs $5,690.

La Casa Bolivar (Spanish House)

Location: La Casa Bolivar is located on Jefferson Park Avenue, between la Maison Française and Shea House.

Proximity: Close to South Lawn, La Casa Bolivar is a five to 10 minute walk to Central Grounds.

Floor Plan: Approximately two dozen residents live in single and double occupancy rooms in la Casa Bolivar.

Cost: A single room runs at around $6,890, while a double is $6,130.

La Maison Française (French House)

Location: La Maison Française is located in the Barringer Mansion at the intersection of Jefferson Park Avenue and Lane Road, next to la Casa Bolivar.

Proximity: As with la Casa Bolivar, La Maison Française is a five to 10 minute walk to Central Grounds.

Floor Plan: 27 undergraduate students live in 17 bedrooms, excluding rooms occupied by one or two graduate students, staff and French assistants. The Maison also includes a living room, a library, a seminar room, a dining room and a kitchen.

Cost: Single rooms in La Maison Française cost $6,890, while doubles are $6,130.

Shea House

Location: Shea House is located at the intersection of Monroe Lane and Jefferson Park Avenue, alongside the other language houses and close to the Nursing School.

Proximity to Grounds: A short five to 10 minute walk to most buildings in Central Grounds.

Layout: Shea House houses 75 residents committed to foreign language in single and double occupancy rooms. Floors are hall-style, each with its own common room. The building also has study rooms on the second floor and a kitchen.

Cost: Single occupancy rooms in Shea House cost $6,890, and double occupancy rooms cost $6,130 for the 2015-16 academic year.