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    Alderman Road Suite-Style Residences

What is Alderman Road Suite-Style Housing Like?

Up to 320 residents live in Courtenay, Dunglison, and Fitzhugh — the suite-style houses of Alderman Road. Each suite housing up to ten students features a shared living area and bathroom, and five double bedrooms. Air conditioning and newly renovated bathrooms were available in this housing area as of the 2020-2021 academic year.

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
Ceiling fans in bedrooms
Air conditioning all buildings

What's Nearby

Laundry facilities (on the ground floors of Cauthen, Gooch, and Gibbons)
Common lounge in Fitzhugh
Mailroom in Shannon
Runk Dining Hall
Observatory Hill Dining Hall
The Crossroads Grill
Aquatic & Fitness Center
Scott Stadium


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
    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)
    Ceiling fans in bedrooms, air conditioning in suite common rooms
    57"H x 72"W x 6"D
  • Alderman Road suite-style buildings map


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

Monday-Friday: 4-8 p.m.

Sunday: 2-4 p.m.

Closed on Saturday

Distance to Central Grounds

6 minutes
17 minutes
9 minutes
Bus Routes
Gold, Green, Orange

Living in First-Year Housing

Living in First-Year Housing