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What is Alderman Road Hall-Style Housing Like?

The hallway-style houses of Alderman Road -- Balz-Dobie, Cauthen, Gibbons, Kellogg, Lile-Maupin, Shannon, Tuttle-Dunnington, Watson-Webb, and Woody -- are home to approximately 1600 residents in air-conditioned, hallway-style double rooms with shared common areas on each floor. Every floor has two upperclass Resident Advisors, and provides two shared bathrooms serving 20-25 residents each.

How the Houses Got Their Names

  • Albert George Adam Balz was a Charlottesville native who was Dean of Philosophy and  chairman of the Charlottesville School Board when Lane High School was planned and constructed, about 1940.
  • Born in South Carolina, Irby Bruce Cauthen, Jr. was known for teaching classes of Shakespeare and Milton, and served as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences from 1962 to 1978.
  • Armistead Mason Dobie of Norfolk, Va. was dean of the Department of Law from 1932 until he retired in 1939 to accept a Federal judgeship for the Western District of Virginia.  He was appointed to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1940.
  • Francis Perry Dunnington of Baltimore was an analytical chemist and widely loved teacher who came to the University of Virginia in 1868, receiving three degrees and remaining here as a teacher and public-spirited citizen for the rest of his life. 
  • William and Isabella Gibbons were husband and wife, enslaved by different professors and living in different pavilions in the mid-nineteenth century University. Once emancipated, Isabella became a teacher at the Freedman’s School – now the Jefferson School – and William became a minister at Charlottesville’s oldest black church, First Baptist. 
  • Robert Kellogg of Michigan was a former dean of the College Arts & Sciences, chairman of the English department, renowned scholar of Icelandic studies, and the founding principal of Brown Residential College.
  • Lawyer, teacher, and Dean of Law, William Minor Lile was a native of Alabama. He was a professor and later dean at the School of Law. He was a founder and long the sole editor of the Virginia Law Register and was active in the drafting of the Virginia Constitution of 1902.
  • Physician, chemist, and teacher Socrates Maupin was a Virginia native and an early graduate of the University (1830, 1833). From 1838 he was professor of chemistry at the Medical College of Virginia, becoming Chairman of the Faculty in 1854 and holding both positions until his death in 1871. 
  • Edgar F. Shannon of Lexington, Va. came to UVA in 1956 as an English professor. After becoming the University’s fourth president in 1959, he oversaw a long period of growth among students and faculty that included the implementation of coeducation and recruitment of African-American students.
  • Biologist and teacher, Albert Henry Tuttle of Ohio held the University’s biology chair from 1888 until he retired in 1913. He was a fellow and officer of the British and American scientific societies, and published books and articles in the fields of bacteriology and histology.
  • Born in Virginia, Thomas Leonard Watson was a member of the Sixth Peary Arctic Exploration to Greenland in 1896. He was Corcoran Professor of Geology at the University from 1907 and state geologist from the founding of that office in 1908, holding both positions until his death in 1924. 
  • A native Virginian, Robert Henning Webb was an instructor in Latin at the University from 1904. He taught at Harvard from 1909 to 1912, when he returned as professor of Greek. Several of his translations of Aristophanes were posthumously published by the University.
  • Virginia native T. Braxton Woody was a professor of French and Spanish, and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. In 1968, he headed the committee that considered and ultimately recommended admitting women to the College of Arts & Sciences.

Amenities & Furnishings

2 extra-long twin lofted beds [80" x 36"]

2 desks (some with carrels) and chairs

2 dressers

2 wardrobes

Wastebasket

Window blinds (must be left in place)

Wireless connection to the University's computer network

Air conditioning in all buildings

 

What's Nearby

 

Lounges and group study rooms

Laundry facilities

Ern Commons Building

Observatory Hill Dining Hall

Crossroads Food Court & Store

Aquatic & Fitness Center

Slaughter Rec Center

Scott Stadium

 

Floor Plan

  • Balz-Dobie & Watson-Webb sample floor plan
    Balz-Dobie & Watson-Webb sample floor plan
    Adjustable-height lofted beds
    80-84"L x 36"W x 36"H
    Closet
    80-84"L x 36"W x 36"H
    Desk
    42"W x 24"D x 30"H
    Door
    84"H x 36"W
    Stackable Dresser
    30"W x 24"D x 20"H
    HVAC
    Air-Conditioning
    3-drawer pedestal on casters
    16"W x 20"D x 28"H
    Wardrobe
    72"H x 36"W x 24"D outside, with double doors
    Window
    62"H x 45"W
  • Cauthen & Woody sample floor plan
    Cauthen & Woody sample floor plan
    Adjustable-height lofted beds
    up to 36" of space under bed
    Desk
    42"W x 23"D x 30"H
    Dresser
    30"W x 20"D x 30"H
    HVAC
    Air-Conditioning
    Wardrobe
    74"H x 35"W x 23"D hanging area
    Window
    67"H x 48"W
  • Kellogg sample floor plan
    Kellogg sample floor plan
    Adjustable-height lofted beds
    84"L x 38"W x 38"H
    Bookshelf (top desk shelf)
    46"W x 14"D
    Desk
    48"W x 26"D x 30"H
    Door
    83"H x 35"W
    Dresser
    36"W x 20"D x 30"H
    HVAC
    Air-Conditioning
    Wardrobe
    76"H x 33"W x 24"D outside, with double doors
    Window
    64"H x 45"W
  • Lile-Maupin & Tuttle-Dunnington sample floor plan
    Lile-Maupin & Tuttle-Dunnington sample floor plan
    Adjustable-height lofted beds
    80"L x 36"W x 60"H
    Maximum height of bed platform
    36"H
    Closet Interior
    23;"W x 21 3/8"D x 67 7/8"H with 64" clearance to the bar
    Desk
    48"W x 24"D x 30"H
    Dresser
    30"W x 24"D x 30"H
    HVAC
    Air-Conditioning
    Wardrobe
    72"H x 42"W x 24"D outside, with double doors (one door with mirror)
    Window
    62"H x 46"W (second-fourth floors), 62"H x 66"W (fifth floor)
  • Shannon sample floor plan
    Shannon sample floor plan
    Adjustable-height lofted beds
    80"L x 36"W x 60"H
    Maximum height of bed platform
    36"H
    Closet Interior
    23;"W x 21 3/8"D x 67 7/8"H with 64" clearance to the bar
    Desk
    48"W x 24"D x 30"H
    Dresser
    30"W x 24"D x 30"H
    HVAC
    Air-Conditioning
    Wardrobe
    72"H x 42"W x 24"D outside, with double doors (one door with mirror)
    Window
    62"H x 46"W (second-fourth floors), 62"H x 66"W (fifth floor)
  • Gibbons House sample floor plan
    Gibbons House sample floor plan
    Adjustable-height lofted beds
    80"L x 36"W x 60"H
    Maximum height of bed platform
    36"H
    Closet Interior
    23;"W x 21 3/8"D x 67 7/8"H with 64" clearance to the bar
    Desk
    48"W x 24"D x 30"H
    Dresser
    30"W x 24"D x 30"H
    HVAC
    Air-Conditioning
    Wardrobe
    72"H x 42"W x 24"D outside, with double doors (one door with mirror)
    Window
    62"H x 46"W (second-fourth floors), 62"H x 66"W (fifth floor)

Map

Mail

Mail and Package Pickup
Ground floor of Emmet House
(434) 924-7971
Oversized Packages
Ground floor of Cauthen House
(434) 924-3421
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

5 minutes
16 minutes
8 minutes
Bus Routes
NorthLine, Outer U-Loop, Inner U-Loop