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Graduation Weekend

Stay With Us for Graduation

For those looking for an affordable alternative to a hotel for Finals Weekend with no minimum-night stay requirement, we are pleased to offer student-style accommodations in first-year dorm rooms located in the Alderman Road Residence Area.

Thanks for your interest in on-Grounds accommodations for Graduation Weekend 2025. Reservations for Graduation Weekend will open at the end of October. Please check back then.



Important Information

Dorm room-style accommodations include lofted beds.

  • 2025 pricing is TBD
  • Two available options! (2024 pricing)
    • $115 + tax per room, per night
      no bed linens provided -- bring your own
    • $135 + tax per room, per night
      bed linens provided
  • Maximum of three (3) rooms per reservation
  • Beds are lofted as shown
  • No bath towels, soap, or other toiletries provided (guests must bring their own)
  • A/C and WiFi available
  • Communal hall bathrooms
  • 20-minute walk to Lawn ceremony
  • Parking available at Scott Stadium


All accommodations are hall-style, double-occupancy, air-conditioned student dorm rooms located in the Alderman Road Residence Area. These buildings have shared communal bathrooms on each floor.

This year, we are offering two different room options:

  • The first and less expensive option ($115 + tax per night) does not include bed linens. Guests bring their own.
    In an effort to promote best practices in sustainability, we encourage those who are able to do so to choose this option, and bring their own bed linens, pillows, and blankets.
  • We are also offering a second option ($135 + tax per night) for those unable to bring their own bed linens.
    Two sets of compostable bed linens, pillows, and blankets are included in this option.
  • For both options, guests must bring their own bath towels.

All rooms are hall-style with two lofted twin XL beds, two desks, two dressers, and two wardrobes. It is important to note that this is not a hotel, but an economical, no-frills lodging option within a 20-minute walk to the Lawn. The lofted beds are not ideal for everyone, so please consider this as you reserve these accommodations for your guests, as furniture cannot be moved. Hotel-style amenities and toiletries such as soap, shampoo, hair dryers, ironing boards, and hangers are not provided.

Should any member of your party require disability-related or other medical accommodations, please refer to Disability-Related and Medical Accommodations, listed below.

Pricing and Availability

Accommodations are offered at the following rates:

Double-Occupancy Room, no linens included
$115 per room, per night

Double-Occupancy Room, linens included
$135 per room, per night

There is a maximum of three (3) rooms per reservation. Sales tax of 5.3% will be added to the total payment due. Rooms are limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in is at the Housing & Residence Life office in Gibbons House (GPS address: 425 Tree House Drive, Charlottesville VA, 22903).

Guests may check in and check out during the following times:

Thursday, May 16: 2 p.m.-9 p.m.

Friday, May 17: 2 p.m.-11 p.m.

Saturday, May 18: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday, May 19: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Guests checking out on Monday, May 20 must check out by 11 a.m.

Check-in is not offered outside of the hours above. If you cannot make it to our office during these hours, you may have your student check you in and pick up your keys on your behalf. They must present their student ID and a credit card to claim your key cards.

Reservations and Cancellations

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and payment in full is due at the time you register. There is a three-room maximum per reservation.

Reservations will be accepted until April 25, 2024, or until we reach maximum capacity, whichever comes first.

Please be sure to have your graduating student's UVA computing ID available at the time you go online to register. This information will be required in order to book your reservation.

All cancellations and/or changes to the number of nights and number of rooms in existing reservations must be made no later than Thursday, April 25, 2024 to avoid a penalty. A cancellation fee of one-half the nightly room rate will be applied for each night cancelled after Thursday, April 25, 2024. Cancellations made after Thursday, May 2, 2024 are not eligible for any refund.

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

Disability-Related and Medical Accommodations

While all of our residence halls are accessible, dorm room housing is not necessarily ideal for everyone, and some may find the lofted bed to be a challenge. Please consider this as you reserve these accommodations for your guests. 

Should any member of your party require a special disability-related or medical accommodation during your stay, we recommend that you contact our office before you make your reservation to learn more about the housing accommodations. Please call us at 434.924.4479 or email prior to booking your reservation to discuss your specific needs and what options are available.

Also, while booking your reservation, please be sure to fill out the "special requests" box with as many details as possible. Information to share includes, but is not limited to, wheelchair access, bathroom accessibility, or other special requests.

ADA parking spaces are available, but limited, near the dorms. Most accessible guest parking is not immediately adjacent to the accessible entrances of the buildings. It takes approximately 20 minutes to walk from the Alderman Road Residence Area to the Lawn, where graduation ceremonies take place. You will not be able to drive your car to the ceremony site. Parking and Transportation will run accessible shuttles to the Lawn for guests who cannot make the walk, but a walk is also required to get from the residence halls to the shuttle bus stop.

Please see the University's accessibility map for the Alderman Road area. If you have questions regarding accommodations, please email us at


Free parking for dorm guests will be available near Scott Stadium, about a 10-minute walk from the Alderman Road dorms.

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