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
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
Twin junior loft bedup to 36" of space under bedCloset area (built into wall)7'H x 3'3"WDesk47"W x 23"D x 30"HDoor96"H x 36"WThree 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)HVACCeiling fans in bedrooms, air conditioning in suite common roomsWindow57"H x 72"W x 6"D