What is Alderman Road Suite-Style Housing Like?
Approximately 320 residents live in the suite-style houses of Alderman Road -- Courtenay, Dunglison, and Fitzhugh -- which have a shared living area and bathroom, and five (5) double or triple bedrooms accommodating 10-12 residents per suite. Living areas are furnished with a couch, chairs, coffee table, and end tables/ottomans. There is an upperclass Resident Advisor for every two suites (for every 18 first-year residents). This area is not air-conditioned.
How the Houses Got Their Names
- Mathematician, author, and engineer, Baltimore-native Edward Henry Courtenay succeeded Charles Bonnycastle in the chair of mathematics at the University in 1842 and held it until his death in 1953.
- Robley Dunglison was appointed by Thomas Jefferson as the University’s first professor of medicine. A native of England, he was personal physician to Presidents Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. He was the first occupant of Pavilion X.
- Professor of Latin for the first quarter of the 20th century, Thomas Fitz Hugh was a native Virginian. He became the chair of Latin in 1902, and lived in Pavilion IX with his family.
Amenities & Furnishings
2 or 3 extra-long twin lofted beds [80" x 36"]
2 or 3 desks and chairs
2 or 3 pedestals for use as desk drawers or nightstand
Built-in closets with drawers
Window blinds (must be left in place)
Wireless connection to the University's computer network
No air conditioning
Laundry facilities (on the ground floors of Gooch & Gibbons)
Common lounge in Fitzhugh
Mailroom in Shannon
Runk Dining Hall
Observatory Hill Dining Hall
The Crossroads Grill
Aquatic & Fitness Center
Twin junior loft bedup to 36" of space under bedCloset area (built into wall)7'H x 3'3"WDesk47"W x 23"D x 30"HDoor96"H x 36"WThree drawers built into closet (one large, two small)29"L x 8"H x 7"D (large drawer), 14"L x 6"H x 5"D (small drawers)HVACAir-ConditioningWindow57"H x 72"W x 6"D
Three twin beds in triple roomTwo bunked beds, one lofted to allow for desk placement underneathTwo closets (built into wall)7'H x 3'3"WThree drawers built into closet (one large, two small)29"L x 8"H x 7"D (large drawer), 14"L x 6"H x 5"D (small drawers)One Wardrobe (freestanding) in triple toom72"H x 42"W x 23"D outside, with double doors (one door with mirror)HVACAir-ConditioningWindow57"H x 72"W x 6"D
Monday-Thursday: 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday and Sunday: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Mailrooms are closed on Saturdays