Academic Catalog

Residence Life and Housing

Students who reside on campus have a variety of living options within the 14 traditional residence halls and two apartment-style complexes. All campus communities are staffed with resident assistants who help to implement the residential curriculum as well as assist students in day-to-day university life. Each residential area is overseen by a professional live-in staff member.

First-year students are assigned to residence halls based on their First-Year Seminar (FSEM) class and benefit from the first-year experience program that gives them the opportunity to connect with fellow students, peer mentors, and faculty advisors. Upper-class students select their housing through an online housing selection system and can choose from a variety of special interest housing options. All traditional residence halls are equipped with lounges, study areas, microwaves, and common area refrigerators. Rooms are furnished with extra-long double beds, desks, desk chairs, and dresser and closet space. Some residence halls have fully-equipped kitchens.

Eagle Landing is an apartment-style residential community for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. The complex features loftable beds, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. The UMW Apartment complex houses upper-class students in apartments similar to those one would find off campus. Both Eagle Landing and the UMW Apartments remain open during all break periods within the academic year. Students residing in traditional residence halls may register to stay during breaks, based on need and availability.