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    Copeley Apartments

What are Copeley Apartments Like?

Located on North Grounds across from the Law School, Copeley offers furnished two-bedroom apartments with single rooms and full-size beds. All apartments are air-conditioned and include one and a half baths, a living room, and kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and sink. The complex includes laundry facilities and a vending area. University buses provide transportation directly to Central Grounds.

The 11 buildings at Copeley III & IV Apartments are 829-830 Glenn House, 831-832 Boyd House, 833-834 Snavely House, 835-836 Abbott House, and 837-839 Ribble House.

Copeley apartments and capacities include:
2-bedroom (2-person): 71 apartments, 142 students

How the Houses Got Their Names

The name Copeley was attached to the property located in the North Grounds area. Acquired from the Massie family, the name does not represent any University personality.

  • Born in Kansas, Charles Abbott was named the first dean of the new Graduate School of Business Administration in 1954, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1972. 
  • Thomas Munford Boyd of Roanoke, Va. joined the School of Law faculty in 1947, simultaneously serving as a Charlottesville juvenile and domestic relations court judge and a staff member of the National Defense Advisory Commission. He was blind from the age of two.
  • Garrad Glenn of Georgia joined the School of Law faculty in 1929. He was a strong defender of the First Amendment and created a new academic field, creditor’s rights, which is now a standard part of law school curricula.
  • A native Virginian, Frederick Dean Goodwin Ribble became dean of the School of Law in 1939. He held forthright positions on civil rights, was the US Delegate to the Geneva Conference on Freedom of Information, and was a member of the National Commission for UNESCO. 
  • Born in Virginia, Tipton Ray Snavely received the University’s first Ph.D. in economics. He was named economics department chair in 1923. His work outside the classroom led to the separation of the McIntire School from the College of Arts & Sciences and plans for the Darden School.

Amenities & Furnishings

1 extra-long full size bed [80" x 54"]
Desk with chair and wastebasket
Window blinds (must be left in place)
Hard surface floors
Wireless connection to the University's computer network
Air conditioning

What's Nearby

School of Law
Darden School of Business
North Grounds Rec Center
Barracks Road Shopping Center
Laundry facilities
Vending machines


Floor Plans


Mail and Package Pickup
Lambeth Commons, across from the laundry room
(434) 243-7037
Regular Mailroom Hours

Monday-Friday: 4-7 p.m.

Sunday: 2-4 p.m.

Move-In hours

Distance to Central Grounds

10 minutes
29 minutes
15 minutes
Bus Routes

Living at Copeley

Living at Copeley