What is the International Residential College Like?
The International Residential College (IRC) is a vibrant and enriching residential/academic community for over 300 undergraduate students, about 70% domestic and 30% foreign. All IRC housing is air-conditioned. Accommodations and facilities vary by residence area:
Munford and Gwathmey Houses are located on Emmet Street near Memorial Gym, and offer both double and single hallway-style rooms that share a large bathroom. Common kitchens and beautifully furnished lounges provide great spaces for residents to come together for formal programs or informal socializing.
Yen and Hoxton Houses are situated next to Alumni Hall on Sprigg Lane, with double- and single-occupancy rooms available. Some singles have a private bath, but most share a bath. All double rooms share a bath. Kitchens and study lounges are provided within the complex.
Please visit the IRC website to learn more information.
How the Houses Got Their Names
- Roberta Hollingsworth Gwathmey was born in Maryland, became Acting Dean of Women at the University in 1933, and was as an associate professor of Spanish. She served as Dean of Women from 1934 until her retirement in 1967.
- A Virginia native and graduate of the University (1900, 1902), Llewellyn Griffith Hoxton became a member of the physics faculty in 1906, and professor and head of department in 1916. He served the U. S. Bureau of Stands in military investigations in 1917-1918.
- Mary Cocke Branch Munford was born in Richmond. She was founder of the Richmond Educational Association, chairman of the Coordinate College League for opening the University to women, and the first woman appointed to the Board of Visitors, serving from 1926 to 1938.
- Yan Huiqing, known as W.W. Yen, was the first Chinese student to graduate from UVA (1900) and the first international student to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Yen was China's first ambassador to the Soviet Union, a delegate in the League of Nations, and was ultimately appointed as Premier and acting President of China.
Amenities & Furnishings
1 or 2 extra-long twin beds [80" x 36"]
1 or 2 desks (some with carrels) and chairs
1 or 2 closets or wardrobes
Window blinds (must be left in place)
Tile or vinyl floors
Wireless connection to the University's computer network
TV lounges and game room
Laundry facilities located on the ground floors of Yen, Gwathmey, and Munford
Monday-Thursday: 2-6 p.m.
Friday: 2-5 p.m.
Mailroom is closed on weekends