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Life at VTS

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 residential community marked by common life and worship.

On-campus students rapidly develop friendships and begin to make trips into nearby Washington to take advantage of its many cultural resources. Some of these trips are to local churches to experience the varying forms of worship conducted in the churches of other traditions. Countless restaurants, theaters, movies, and stores are found in the metropolitan area. The type and degree of camaraderie developed each year depends on the students.

Traditional Residence Halls

Traditional Residence Halls

The Seminary has four on-campus residence halls for student housing.  The residence hall rooms are designed to accommodate only one person, and therefore cannot support a student coming to seminary with other family members.  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 book case, and a desk and chair. Every residence hall room has its own private bathroom, with either a tub/shower combination or a shower stall only.  All rooms are both hard-wired for direct access to the Internet and receive a high-speed wireless Internet signal.  Each residence hall has a common lounge with a television with cable service, a kitchen, and a laundry room.  The common rooms are wonderful gathering places for residents to relax and enjoy one another’s company.  All on-campus residents are required to subscribe to the full meal plan with 7 days a week service.  Residence hall kitchens may be used on an occasional basis for preparing a snack or heating up a frozen meal.
Guidelines for Traditional Residence Hall Assignments
Every spring, the Seminary begins the process of assigning residence hall rooms for the next academic year.  Current students wishing to return to the residence halls must complete an On-Campus Housing Request Survey by April 15.  Returning students are assigned rooms based upon their stated preferences with priority given to students with a documented health or disability condition that necessitates a specific type of housing, followed by rising seniors, and then by rising middlers.  
On Campus Apartments

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. For more information, layouts and dimensions, click here. 
On Campus Housing Process
* The student submits a rental application along with a $30 application fee per adult (other than the student). The Seminary will complete a background check for all adults who will reside in the unit besides the student, who will have completed a background check during the application process.
* VTS and the student sign the lease and the student is responsible for paying a security deposit. Students are responsible for all property damage upon vacating the apartment.
* Student informs VTS of his/her arrival date, so it can be arranged for a VTS representative to be on campus to provide keys and a walk-through.
* After moving in, the student should report any maintenance issues to Seminary maintenance. 
* The student must vacate the apartment no later than June 30 following their graduation.

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 residential community life of the Seminary through opportunities like Full Stop Friday, evening lectures, field trips, and student organizations.  

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