It is considered an honor to live in one of the University’s prestigious rooms on the Lawn, probably the most popular place for all UVA students to relax, study, and play. Located in Mr. Jefferson's original buildings, the Academical Village, these 54 single rooms are truly in the center of the University.
Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, and rocking chair, and includes a closet and sink. Most rooms have a fireplace. While no air conditioning, kitchen, or study lounges are available, students can find whatever is needed just a few steps from their doors.
Lawn room applicants must be undergraduate degree candidates in their final year of study at the University. Students enrolled in the joint College of Arts & Sciences/Curry School Master of Teaching program may apply in either their fourth or fifth year, but not both. Students in the joint College/Batten School Master of Public Policy program may only apply in their fourth year. Students must use their Lawn room as their primary University residence if selected. In addition, it is expected that students selected to live on the Lawn will not study abroad during that academic term (exclusive of J-Term).
Notice to Lawn Residents: Please do not bring firewood from home! Due to the risk of infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer, all firewood must be purchased locally.
Due to State Fire Marshal requirements, lofts and other furniture in Lawn rooms must comply with the guidelines concerning Lawn and Range Furniture.
Amenities & Furnishings
Bed with twin-size mattress [76"L x 36"W]
Secretary desk with chair
Built-in sink closet
Working fireplace (in most)
Window blinds (must be left in place)
Wireless connection to the University's computer network
Old Cabell Hall
Newcomb Hall Movie Theater
West Range Café
Laundry facilities (East Lawn)