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The University of Virginia is happy to offer affordable on-Grounds housing for attendees of MSA 2020!
For MSA conference attendees looking for an affordable alternative to a hotel, we are pleased to offer student-style accommodations in air-conditioned, first-year dorm rooms located in the Alderman Road Residence Area.
Reservations will be available beginning Friday, February 14, 2020.
Guests will be housed in hall- or suite-style, air-conditioned student dorm rooms located in the Alderman Road Residence Area. These rooms traditionally house two undergraduates during the academic year, but are offered as single-occupancy private rooms to MSA conference guests.
It is important to note that this is not a hotel, but an economical, no-frills lodging option within a 15-minute walk to the Lawn. All rooms are hall-style with two lofted single beds, two desks, two dressers, and two wardrobes. Bathrooms are communal by gender at the end of each hallway. Rooms are not equipped with hangers, irons or ironing boards, hair dryers, or area lamps (overhead lighting only). Guests are responsible for supplying these additional amenities as needed, as well as personal toiletry items including shampoo, soap, etc.
Lofted beds are not ideal for everyone, so please consider this as you reserve these accommodations. Should you require disability-related or other medical accommodations, please refer to Disability-Related and Medical Accommodations, below.
Each guest will receive a linen package that includes a bed pillow, pillow case, two sheets, a blanket, two bath towels, a washcloth, and a bath mat. A one-time fee of $20 per person will be charged for this package.
University housekeeping staff will remove trash from the common areas and sanitize the bathrooms on a daily basis. Guests are responsible for removing their own bedroom trash to the appropriate dumpster at the conclusion of their stay.
Pricing and Availability
Dorm accommodations are offered at a rate of $40.00 per person, per night, which includes parking. A one-time $20 linen fee will be added to your reservation. 5.3% sales tax will be added to the total payment.
Room availability is limited, nand will be offered through online registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms are available for guests beginning Wednesday, June 17 through Monday, June 22, 2020. Check-in takes place after 2:00 p.m. on the date you arrive, and all guests must check out no later than 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Reservations and Cancellations
Reservations for the dorm room accommodations are on a first-come, first-served basis beginnins at 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, February 14, 2020. Payment is due in full is due at the time you register.
Rooms will be available for guest arrival beginning Wednesday, June 17 through Monday, June 22, 2020. Check-in takes place after 2:00 p.m. on the date you arrive, and all guests must check out no later than 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020.
All cancellations and/or changes to the number of nights and number of guests in existing reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to avoid a penalty. A cancellation fee of one-half the nightly room rate ($20.00) will be applied for each night cancelled after Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Cancellations made after Thursday, June 4, 2020 are not eligible for any refund.
You must use the Change and Cancellation Form for Individual Housing to submit any changes or to cancel your reservation. Be sure to select "MSA 2020" in the Conference Name dropdown.
Disability-Related and Medical Accommodations
Should you require a special disability-related or medical accommodation during your stay, please be sure to fill out the Special Requests and Medical Needs section when you register, including as many details as possible. We will do our best to make any necessary accommodations. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you register and we will get back to you with answers.
Dorm-style accommodations are not ideal for everyone. Beds are lofted and most can only be lowered only as far as 36” high, which is higher than a typical bed.
While all of our residence halls are accessible, there are a limited number of ADA parking spaces near the dorms. Most accessible guest parking is not immediately adjacent to the accessible entrances of the buildings. It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk from the Alderman Road Residence Area to Newcomb Hall, where the conference will take place.
Please see the University's accessibility map for the Alderman Road area.
Parking for dorm room guests will be available near Scott Stadium, which is about a 10-minute walk from the dorms in the Alderman Road Residential Area.
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.