It will only take you eight minutes to walk to the University of Virginia from your home at The Pavilion at North Grounds, which leaves plenty of time to grab a pastry and a mocha from nearby Greenberry’s Coffee and Tea en route. If you have your own car, covered parking is available on-site, and there’s secure storage for your bike.
After class, get to know your new digs. The Pavilion at North Grounds has a resort-style pool, so you can swim a few laps to work up an appetite before dinner. You’ll never have to wait for a shower afterwards: whether you choose to have your own apartment or share with friends, you’ll have a private bathroom. Your swimming clothes can go straight into your full-sized washer dryer while you prepare a snack on the granite countertops in your modern kitchen, then relax in the living area to watch your favorite HBO shows on cable TV.
When it’s time for dinner, impress your new roommates by grilling food you picked up earlier at Harris Teeter supermarket or Charlottesville City Market, then sit around the firepit to eat. Don’t worry if you’re running short on supplies, as there’s a Chipotle within walking distance so you’ll always have a burrito back-up plan.
When it’s time to study, sit at your desk and connect to the free internet, or make your way to The Pavilion’s study and conference rooms. Night owls will love the 24-hour business center, where you can print your notes ahead of class.