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    Alderman Road Suite-Style Residences

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
Wastebasket
Window blinds (must be left in place)
Wireless connection to the University's computer network
No air conditioning

What's Nearby

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
Scott Stadium

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Floor Plans

  • Courtenay, Dunglison, & Fitzhugh sample floor plan
    Courtenay, Dunglison, & Fitzhugh sample floor plan
    Twin junior loft bed
    up to 36" of space under bed
    Closet area (built into wall)
    7'H x 3'3"W
    Desk
    47"W x 23"D x 30"H
    Door
    96"H x 36"W
    Three 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)
    HVAC
    Air-Conditioning
    Window
    57"H x 72"W x 6"D
  • Alderman Road suite-style sample triple room
    Alderman Road suite-style sample triple room
    Three twin beds in triple room
    Two bunked beds, one lofted to allow for desk placement underneath
    Two closets (built into wall)
    7'H x 3'3"W
    Three 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 toom
    72"H x 42"W x 23"D outside, with double doors (one door with mirror)
    HVAC
    Air-Conditioning
    Window
    57"H x 72"W x 6"D

Mail

Mail and Package Pickup
Ground floor of Shannon House
(434) 243-4835
Regular Mailroom Hours

Monday-Thursday: 3:00-7:00 p.m.

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

Mailrooms are closed on Saturdays

Distance to Central Grounds

6 minutes
17 minutes
9 minutes
Bus Routes
NorthLine, Outer U-Loop, Inner U-Loop