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Graduation Weekend

Stay With Us for Graduation

We will begin taking reservations for Final Exercises 2019 in September 2018. You can sign up to receive notification by email when Graduation Housing is available online.

If you have questions regarding accommodations, please contact Conferences@UVA at


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 $65.00 per person, per night.  A complimentary continental breakfast is included in this rate.

Reservations are available beginning September 4 on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms may be booked as early as Thursday, May 16, 2019, 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 20.

Make Your Reservation

All cancellations and changes to the number of nights and number of guests in existing Finals Weekend reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2019 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 1, 2019. Cancellations made after Thursday, May 9 are not eligible for any refund.

You must use the Finals Weekend Change and Cancellation Form to submit any changes to your reservation. This form will be available by September 2018.

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