What is the International Residential College Like?
The International Residential College (IRC) is a vibrant and enriching residential/academic community for over 300 undergraduate students, about 60% domestic and 40% foreign. All IRC housing will be air-conditioned as of Fall 2017. Accommodations and facilities vary by residence area:
Munford and Gwathmey Houses are located on Emmet Street near Memorial Gym, and offer both double and single hallway-style rooms that share a large bathroom. Common kitchens and beautifully furnished lounges provide great spaces for residents to come together for formal programs or informal socializing.
Lewis and Hoxton Houses are situated next to Alumni Hall on Sprigg Lane, with double- and single-occupancy rooms available. Some singles have a private bath, but most share a bath. All double rooms share a bath. Kitchens and study lounges are provided within the complex.
Please visit the IRC website to learn more information.
How the Houses Got Their Names
- Roberta Hollingsworth Gwathmey was born in Maryland, became Acting Dean of Women at the University in 1933, and was as an associate professor of Spanish. She served as Dean of Women from 1934 until her retirement in 1967.
- A Virginia native and graduate of the University (1900, 1902), Llewellyn Griffith Hoxton became a member of the physics faculty in 1906, and professor and head of department in 1916. He served the U. S. Bureau of Stands in military investigations in 1917-1918.
- Born in North Carolina, botanist and biologist Ivey Foreman Lewis was Director of the University of Virginia Mountain Lake Biological Station from 1934 to 1946, acting Dean of Men in the early 1930s, and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences from 1946 to 1953. He was a member of the Seven Society.
- Mary Cocke Branch Munford was born in Richmond. She was founder of the Richmond Educational Association, chairman of the Coordinate College League for opening the University to women, and the first woman appointed to the Board of Visitors, serving from 1926 to 1938.
Amenities & Furnishings
1 or 2 extra-long twin beds [80" x 36"]
1 or 2 desks (some with carrels) and chairs
1 or 2 closets or wardrobes
Window blinds (must be left in place)
Tile or vinyl floors
Wireless connection to the University's computer network
Air conditioning in Lewis & Hoxton (and Munford & Gwathmey, beginning Fall 2017)
TV lounges and game room