First-Year Housing Webinar
If you were not able to join us for our April 8 webinar Housing & Residence Life professional and student staff for a webinar introducing you to first-year living, the recording is available below! You'll learn information about first-year housing on Grounds (including residential colleges), the application process, and the student and professional staff here to assist you during your first year at UVA.
First-Year Housing in 2021-2022
UVA is committed to providing a rich, high-quality, and life-changing educational experience to all of its students, and this is especially true for our newest students.
We plan to maintain our traditional deadlines for 2021-2022 first year housing as follows. Please note that no financial deposit is required to apply for housing.
- May 1: First-Year Housing Application Opens
- June 1: First-Year Housing Application Deadline
Housing Application Instructions
If you have questions about how to navigate the housing portal, let us walk you through the process in the above video, or with the step-by-step these instructions at our First-Year Application Instructions webpage.
Online Resources about Housing & Residence Life
Housing & Residence Life website
The Housing & Residence Life website, housing.virginia.edu, contains a vast amount of information about first-year housing on Grounds at UVA:
- Alderman Road Hall-Style
- Alderman Road Suite-Style
- Gooch/Dillard Suite-Style
- McCormick Road Hall-Style
- Residential Colleges
Frequently Asked Questions
Our first-year FAQ offers answers to common questions about how to apply for housing, the assignments process, types of first-year rooms, and more!
First-Year Housing Videos
Our online playlist of "In Their Own Words" videos is curated specifically for incoming first-year students! These videos include:
- First-Year Housing at UVA
- Residential Colleges at UVA
- Opting for a Random Roommate at UVA
- What About Having an RA?
- Advice to Incoming First-Years
- Becoming Part of the UVA Community
Note that these pre-pandemic videos feature students representing first-year housing areas for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please refer to the Incoming First-Year Undergraduates section of our website for the most current information about first-year housing areas.
First-Year Housing Video Tours
Take a look inside first-year housing with these video tours by UVA students!
- Alderman Road Hall-Style, Tuttle-Dunnington
- Alderman Road Suite-Style, Fitzhugh
- Gooch/Dillard, Dillard
- McCormick Road, Metcalf
Roommate Assignment Option
Consider opting to have Housing & Residence Life assign a roommate to you -- it's an easy way to meet someone new as you start your UVA journey! Watch our Random Roommates video to hear UVA students who chose this option talk about their experiences and share advice for incoming students who are considering it.
Visit the Resident Staff section of our website to learn more about our mission, and what kind of programing you can expect within your residential community.