The Village Apartments Offer Gorgeous, State-Of-The-Art Apartment Housing
Nestled behind Goodson Chapel and Aikens Athletic Center is a non-traditional residence hall offering apartment-style, communal living for juniors and seniors.
Dove’s Nest II
The Village 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 with a grill and firepit
The Village Apartments are 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 can apply for The Village as second-year students and/or rising juniors. Village residents are selected based on an application, a 2.5 GPA requirement, 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.
Village applications are open each spring and can be accessed online via the myHousing Portal. Students interested in The Village will be redirected to supplemental questions as part of their overall housing application.
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 & Dove’s Nest II
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, Dove’s Nest II.
The Q opened in August 2020 and was made possible by Kathleen Liskey Quarles ’82, ’13, and her husband, Billy.