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Student Housing

In preparing its students as servants of Jesus Christ, as lay and ordained leaders of the church, the Seminary has placed theological education in the context of a residential community marked by common life and worship.

On-campus students rapidly develop friendships and begin to make trips into nearby Washington, DC to take advantage of its many cultural resources. Some of these trips are to local churches to experience the varying forms of worship conducted. Countless restaurants, theaters, movies, and stores are found in the metropolitan area.

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Traditional Residence Halls

The Seminary has four on-campus residence halls for student housing. The residence hall rooms are designed to accommodate one person. The residence halls also do not accommodate pets and are smoke-free throughout.

Each residence hall room is furnished with a twin regular or twin long bed, a large dresser, one bookcase, and a desk and chair. Every room in the residence halls has its own private bathroom with bathing facilities. All rooms are hard-wired for direct access to the Internet and receive a high-speed wireless Internet signal. Each residence hall has a common lounge space, with cable television, a kitchen, and a laundry room. The common rooms are wonderful gathering places for residents to relax and enjoy one another’s company. While on-campus residents are required to subscribe to the full meal plan, residence hall kitchens may be used on an occasional basis for preparing a snack or heating up a frozen meal.

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On-Campus Family Apartments

Virginia Theological Seminary has 39 apartment-style housing options for those coming to Seminary with a spouse and/or children. 1-, 2- and 3- bedroom units are available in these four garden-style apartment buildings. Apartments are unfurnished but do include all major kitchen appliances and full-size washers and dryers. More information, including layouts and dimensions, is available here.

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Off-Campus Housing

Students may choose to live off-campus in nearby housing. Off-campus students are expected to participate in community life through regular participation in worship, classes, and lunch in the refectory.  Off-campus students are also encouraged to participate in the residential community life of the Seminary through opportunities like Full Stop Friday, evening lectures, field trips, and student organizations.