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Graduation Weekend

Stay With Us for Graduation

The University is pleased to offer on-Grounds accommodations for guests attending Final Exercises 2018! Please note that availability is limited.


For those looking for an affordable alternative to a hotel with no minimum stay requirement, we provide student-style accommodations in air-conditioned dorm rooms located in the Alderman Road Residence Area

This is not a hotel, but an economical lodging option within a 15-minute walk to the Lawn. All rooms are hall-style with two single beds, two desks, two dressers, and two wardrobes. The beds are lofted as seen in the image below, and should remain lofted. Should any member of your party require disability-related or medical accommodation that would prevent them from using a lofted bed, please contact our office at or 434.924.4479.

Finals Weekend room accommodations included lofted beds.

The residence halls feature shared common areas and bathrooms. Each guest will receive a linen package that includes a bed pillow, pillow case, two sheets, a bedspread, two bath towels, a washcloth, and a bath mat.

It should be noted that the rooms do NOT include hangers, irons or ironing boards, hair dryers, bedside lamps, toiletry items, or other amenities. Bathrooms are communal and shared with other guests on the hallway.

In order to provide the maximum room availability, all guests in the same party will be housed in as few rooms as possible, based on double occupancy (i.e. a party of five or a party of six would each be assigned to three rooms). Only members of the same party will be assigned to the same room.

Pricing and Availability

Dorm rooms are offered at a rate of $64.00 per person, per night.  A complimentary continental breakfast is included in this rate.

Reservations are available beginning September 1 on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms may be booked as early as Thursday, May 17, 2018, and check-in takes place after 2:00 p.m. on the date you arrive. All guests must check out no later than 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 21.

Make Your Reservation

All reservations must be made online with a valid credit card. Please click the "Book Your Reservation" button at the bottom of this page to begin.

Payment is due in full when you make your reservation. Be sure to include the names of all members in your party on your reservation. Registration will close no later than Wednesday, May 2. Registration may close sooner, depending on space availability.

All cancellations and changes to the number of nights and number of guests in the party must be made no later than Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to avoid a penalty. A cancellation fee of one-half the nightly room rate ($32) will be applied for each night cancelled after Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Cancellations made after Thursday, May 10 are not eligible for any refund.

You must use the Finals Weekend Change and Cancellation Form to submit any changes to your reservation.

Disability-Related and Medical Accommodations

Should any member of your party require a special disability-related or medical accommodation during your stay for Finals Weekend, we recommend that you contact our office at or 434.924.4479 prior to booking your reservation to discuss your needs.

While all of our residence halls are accessible, accessible guest parking is NOT immediately adjacent to the accessible entrances of the buildings, and it takes approximately 15 minutes to walk from the Alderman Road Residence Area to the Lawn, where graduation ceremonies take place.

Please see the University's accessibility map for the Alderman Road area.


Free parking is available in the S6 lot next to the Student Activities Building (800 Alderman Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903) and in the S9 parking lots at Hereford Residential College (along Hereford Drive) on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow parking is also available at University Hall (300 Massie Road, Charlottesville VA 22903) on Friday and Saturday.

General parking is not available immediately adjacent to the residence halls. Limited ADA parking is available near the residence halls on a first-come, first-served basis. Also see the University's accessibility map for the Alderman Road area.

Map of all University parking areas