Find Your Place
University of Virginia students take on challenges and make important contributions, each finding their place. The environment at UVA is designed to maximize opportunities for community, self-governance, personal development, and intellectual growth. There's no better example than on-Grounds housing. Centrally-located, student residential communities are in close proximity to virtually all academic classrooms, contemporary dining facilities, and state-of-the-art fitness centers.
All incoming first-year undergraduates live on-Grounds.* The links below provide information on the areas in which first years may be placed. Housing assignments are made on a random basis. As a first year, you can also choose to live in one of UVA's residential colleges, close-knit communities that foster social and intellectual interaction between faculty and students of all years.
First-year students pay the same rate ($7,470 for academic year 2023-2024) regardless of which residence area they live in, or whether they are assigned to a single, double or triple room.
Answers to your questions
Disclaimer regarding on-Grounds requirement for first-years
* Does not include Transfer or Graduate students. If you are married, a single parent, or a non-traditionally aged student, you may qualify for consideration to live off-Grounds. Please send your exemption request to email@example.com.