First-Year On-Grounds Housing Resources
Congratulations on your admittance to the University of Virginia! The resources below should help provide information about first-year housing on Grounds (including residential colleges), the housing application process, and the student and professional staff here to assist you during your first year at UVA.
First-Year Housing Webinars
If you were not able to join us for our information sessions featuring Housing & Residence Life professional and student staff, the recordings are available below!
You'll learn information about first-year housing on Grounds (including residential colleges), the application process, the residential experience, and the student and professional staff here to assist you during your first year at UVA.
UVA Admission, Class of 2027 Virtual Information Session
April 18, 2023
Orientation & New Student Programs, Wednesday Webinar Series
May 28, 2023
First-Year Housing in 2023-2024
UVA is committed to providing a dynamic, high-quality, and life-changing educational experience to all of its students, and this is especially true for our newest students.
Our first-year housing deadlines are as follows. Please note that no financial deposit is required to apply for housing.
- May 1: First-Year Housing Application Opens
- June 1: First-Year Housing Application Deadline
Online Resources about Housing & Residence Life
Housing & Residence Life website
The Housing & Residence Life website, housing.virginia.edu, contains a vast amount of information about first-year housing on Grounds at UVA:
- Alderman Road Hall-Style
- Alderman Road Suite-Style
- Gooch/Dillard Suite-Style
- McCormick Road Hall-Style
- Residential Colleges
First-Year Housing Application (available May 1)
Frequently Asked Questions
Our first-year FAQ offers answers to common questions about how to apply for housing, the assignments process, types of first-year rooms, and more!
First-Year Housing Videos
Our online playlist of "In Their Own Words" videos is curated specifically for incoming first-year students! These videos include:
- First-Year Housing at UVA
- Residential Colleges at UVA
- Opting for a Random Roommate at UVA
- What About Having an RA?
- Advice to Incoming First-Years
- Becoming Part of the UVA Community
First-Year Housing Video Tours
Take a look inside first-year housing with these video tours by UVA students!
- Alderman Road Hall-Style, Tuttle-Dunnington
- Alderman Road Suite-Style, Fitzhugh
- Gooch/Dillard, Dillard
- McCormick Road, Metcalf
Note that these videos were produced during the COVID-19 pandemic and do not necessarily represent current conditions in first-year residence halls.
Roommate Assignment Option
Consider opting to have Housing & Residence Life assign a roommate to you -- it's an easy way to meet someone new as you start your UVA journey! Watch our Random Roommates video to hear UVA students who chose this option talk about their experiences and share advice for incoming students who are considering it.
Visit the Resident Staff section of our website to learn more about our mission, and what kind of programing you can expect within your residential community.