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Although the University of Virginia provides some graduate housing, space is limited and many Law School students choose to live off-Grounds. We have partnered with a vendor to establish a special site for Law & Darden Off-Grounds Housing (www.law.virginia.edu/offgrounds), where you can search for housing by area, rent amount and number of bedrooms, as well as use the message boards to find roommates and buy/sell furniture. The University's Student Council sponsors the Off-Grounds Housing Office, which also offers rental listings and a message board for users. Monticello Avenue, a Charlottesville-area community website, has an invaluable list of links to realtors, apartments, housing organizations and more. You may also want to check out classifieds at the Charlottesville Daily Progress, The Hook and C-Ville Weekly.

Enrolling students are urged to make living accommodations well in advance of their arrival at the University.

UVA Housing: Single Students
University Housing Office
(434) 924-6873

For single students, University accommodations are available in the Range in Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village. Contact the University Housing Office at (434) 924-6873 for more information.


UVA Housing: Families & Married Students

University Family Housing Office
(434) 924-7030

Furnished and unfurnished apartments for married students and students with families are located in University Gardens and Copeley Hill. University Gardens is an eight-building complex north of the University that contains one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment is furnished with a refrigerator and stove. Copeley Hill is a larger version of University Gardens located near the Law School with one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments (View Map of Northern Grounds). Individuals living with you in family housing must be your financial dependents. Contact the Family Housing Office at (434) 924-7030 for more information.

 

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In this small town with a big university, desirable housing goes quickly. We advise you to begin your housing search as soon as you have decided to attend the Law School. University housing is economical and conveniently located, but can accommodate only some of the 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students, so there are usually waiting lists. If you want University housing, call immediately to sign up. If you are planning to come to Charlottesville to see University or commercial housing, call ahead and make appointments. Most places will be closed on the weekends, unless you have an appointment.

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Many students like the convenience of apartments on Arlington Boulevard, just a few minutes walk from the Law School. Still others like to live in the country, a half-hour's drive away. Many of the nicest places to live never reach the official housing lists or the classified ads in the newspaper. They are passed from one student to the next by word-of-mouth. We strongly recommend that you network with current students, if possible, when looking for housing.

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USEFUL PUBLICATIONS:

The Daily Progress
Charlottesville's daily paper.

HOMES Guide:
Free in local supermarkets.

C-Ville Weekly and The Hook
These alternative weekly papers sometimes list apartments not listed in The Daily Progress.

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Renter's/Homeowner's Insurance

Students should consider purchasing renter's or homeowner's insurance. Look in the phone book for local providers or check with your own insurance company to see if it offers such protection. Insurance prices will depend on your type of residence, the number of units connected to it, and the presence of security devices in the home (smoke detectors, deadbolts, etc.).

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