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  • Alderman Road Suite-Style
    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
Window blinds (must be left in place)
Wireless connection to the University's computer network
No air conditioning

What's Nearby

Laundry facilities located in nearby Gooch & Gibbons
Common lounge in Fitzhugh
Mailroom in Cauthen
Runk Dining Hall
Observatory Hill Dining Hall
The Crossroads Grill
Aquatic & Fitness Center
Scott Stadium

Floor Plan

  • 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
    47"W x 23"D x 30"H
    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)
    57"H x 72"W x 6"D



Mail and Package Pickup
Ground floor of Shannon House
(434) 243-4835
Regular Mailroom Hours
3:00-7:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday and Sunday. Mailrooms are closed on Saturdays.

Distance to Central Grounds

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