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, please utilize the Additional Student Housing download located in the download box on the right.
Housing Subsidy Program
Virginia Theological Seminary provides a housing subsidy for eligible couples and single parents to defray the cost of rent.
Students who wish to live in one of the on-campus apartment units should complete the Additional Student Housing Request Form to inform the Director of Housing of the size and location of the desired unit, and the date they wish to occupy the unit. Priority for assignment to specific apartments is determined by the date the Seminary receives the student's registration and degree fee deposit, which is payable only after one has been offered admission. This request form will be made available to incoming students in the spring. The housing subsidy begins August 1 for entering students. As long as the student meets the eligibility requirements, the subsidy will continue until the month the student graduates or leaves seminary.
Once an applicable housing unit becomes available:
* The student is assigned to the unit.
* Students complete a rental application and return it to the Director of Housing, 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 student sign the lease and student is responsible for paying a security deposit. Students are responsible for all property damage upon vacating the apartment.
* Students inform the Director of Housing of their arrival date, so it can be arranged for the Director of Housing or a surrogate to be on campus to provide keys and a walk through.
* After moving in, students pay the net rent (rent less VTS subsidy) to the Seminary, and report any maintenance issues to Seminary maintenance.
* Students are responsible for their part of the rent until graduation or departure from seminary. Students receive the subsidy through May 31 and must vacate the apartment no later than June 30 following their graduation.