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What is Shea House Like?

Shea House offers the opportunity for approximately 75 students to live in an environment of total language immersion. Located on Jefferson Park Avenue, Shea House serves as the cultural and linguistic center at UVA for six to eight different languages, which may vary each year (previous languages have included Arabic, ASL, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Hindi and Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, and Russian).

Cultural events put on at Shea House are often presented in collaboration with faculty from the University’s language departments. Whether joking with friends, sharing meals, or discussing films or politics, students living at Shea House deepen their experience of these vital languages and their associated cultures.

Shea House requires a separate application in addition to your Returning Student Housing Application. Please see Shea House’s website for more information. Also note that living in a language house requires participation in a meal plan.

How the House Got Its Name

A Richmond native, A. Vincent Shea was an alumnus of the University who joined the faculty in 1936. After being awarded the Bronze Star in World War II, he returned and held positions over the next 50 years including professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, assistant to President Darden, secretary to the Board of Visitors, Comptroller, and Vice President for Business and Finance.

Amenities & Furnishings

Extra-long twin lofted beds [80" x 36"]
Desks with carrels and chairs
Dressers
Wardrobes
Wastebasket
Window blinds (must be left in place)
Carpeted floors
Wireless connection to the University's computer network
Air conditioning

What's Nearby

Common areas (kitchen, dining area, patio)
Laundry facilities
The Lawn
Old Cabell Hall
Alderman/Clemmons/Small Libraries
Newcomb Hall
The Amphitheatre
UVA Bookstore
West Range Café

Map

Floor Plans

  • Shea House double sample floor plan
    Shea House double sample floor plan
    Adjustable-height lofted bed
    80"L x 36"W x 60"H
    Carrel with task light and tack board
    Desk
    48"W x 23"D x 30"H
    3-drawer Dresser
    30"W x 24"D x 30"H
    Yes
    Wardrobe
    Includes 2 drawers, hanging area, shelf above hanging area.
  • Shea House single sample floor plan
    Shea House single sample floor plan
    Adjustable-height lofted bed
    80"L x 36"W x 60"H
    Carrel with task light and tack board
    Desk
    48"W x 23"D x 30"H
    3-drawer Dresser
    30"W x 24"D x 30"H
    Yes
    Wardrobe
    Includes 2 drawers, hanging area, shelf above hanging area.

Mail

Mail and Package Pickup
Basement level of Bice House
(434) 982-6375
Regular Mailroom Hours

Monday-Thursday: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday and Sunday: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Mailrooms are closed on Saturdays

Distance to Central Grounds

4 minutes
9 minutes
Bus Routes
Green Route, U-Loop