Our newest residential community, The Village Apartments offer gorgeous, state-of-the-art apartment housing.
The Village Apartments, opened in Fall of 2016. Nestled behind Goodson Chapel and Aikens Athletic Center, this non-traditional residence hall offers apartment-style, communal living for upperclassmen.
Caruthers House opened for students in August 2016. The first building in the Village Apartments is named in honor of Preston C. Caruthers and Jeanne Caruthers for their longtime support and commitment to the students of Shenandoah University.
Roni’s Roost opened for students in October 2016. Roni’s Roost is named for Roni Flett Wilkins who was born in Dublin, Ireland. Roni’s husband, James R. Wilkins, Jr., has served on the Board of Trustees since 1990, and her father-in-law, James R. Wilkins, Sr., was a founder of the modern-day SU.
Dove’s Nest opened for students in August 2019 and was made possible by a generous gift from Wilbur G. Dove ‘59 and his wife, Clare. Wilbur and Clare also generously sponsored the fifth building in The Village.
The Q opened in August 2020 and was made possible by Kathleen Liskey Quarles ’82, ’13, and her husband, Billy.
Wilbur G. Dove ‘59 and Clare Dove also generously sponsored the fifth building in The Village! Dove’s Nest II opened in August 2020.
The residential complex houses 120 students, each apartment houses four residents.
The newly constructed apartments feature:
- two bathrooms
- four bedrooms
- full kitchen
- spacious living area
All apartments are fully furnished, including:
- washing machine
- modern kitchen appliances
- communal porch
- green space complete with a grill and fire pit are available for the enjoyment of residents
The Village Apartment Application
The Village Apartments are four-bedroom apartments open to junior and senior students. Applications are anonymized and reviewed by a committee. Priority is given to seniors and groups of four applying to fill an entire apartment. Students are eligible to apply for the Village as second-year students and/or as rising juniors. Village residents are selected based on an application, GPA requirements, conduct history and a faculty/staff recommendation letter. All four residents must meet the application requirements to live in the apartment. The Village residents are selected to be mentors and positive role models for other Shenandoah students. Residents will be required to provide documentation of the approved mentorship plan.
Village applications are open each spring. You can access the Village application online via the myHousing Portal. Students interested in the Village will be redirected to supplemental questions as part of their overall housing application.