Residence Hall Amenities
The residence hall is located within the newly renovated Patrick Henry, which used to serve as a landmark hotel in downtown Roanoke. After the hotel closed, the building underwent extensive renovations and in 2011 was re-opened as luxury apartments. Students from Jefferson College of Health Sciences reside on the third through sixth floors. There are three types of apartments within the Patrick Henry. Studio apartments can hold up to two students. One bedroom apartments can hold up to three students. Two bedroom apartments can hold up to five students.
Each resident student receives one twin sized bed, one dresser, one desk and one desk chair. Any other furniture items and decorations are the responsibility of the student. Additionally, students are responsible for bringing their own kitchenware (plates, silverware, pots, pans, etc.) and for purchasing necessary toiletries for the bathroom.
Each apartment unit within the Patrick Henry features the following:
- Hardwood Floors
- Granite Countertops
- Full Kitchen Featuring Stainless Steel Appliances, Including a Dishwasher and Garbage Disposal
- Washer and Dryer
Additionally, residents of the building enjoy the following:
- Fitness Center Featuring Cardio Equipment, Free Weights, and an X-Box Kinect
- Secure Access Through Use of Proximate Cards
- On-Site Mail Delivery Directly from USPS/FedEx/UPS
- Private Food Vendors on the Ground Level
The Patrick Henry is a unique property, with the floor plans for each apartment varying in layout. Because of this, it is difficult to provide pictures of what each unit looks like. If you would like to take some time to browse different floor plans to get a feel for the different styles that exist, please visit the following page:http://thepatrickhenry.com/apartments/ Remember, resident students occupy the third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors.
Year ‘Round Living
Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, students will not be required to vacate the residence hall during College break periods. This is a change that has been made in an effort to better serve the diverse needs of our residential student population. So, during Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks, resident students will now be allowed to remain in the residence hall. There will be no extra fees associated with remaining over breaks; the only requirement will be that residents sign up in advance so that Residence Life and Patrick Henry staff members will be aware of their presence and able to account for them. Additionally, students who sign up to live in the residence hall for two consecutive terms will not be required to vacate the residence hall during the break between terms. So, for instance, if a student has signed up for the Summer 2013 term as well as the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 term, he/she will not be required to vacate the residence hall at the conclusion of the summer term. They will be allowed to remain in the residence hall until the commencement of the fall term.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Students requesting special accommodation due to a disability that may affect living in the residence hall should contact Shannon Kinzie, Title IX and Disability Services Counselor. She can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (540) 985-9711. Students will be required to provide necessary documentation of their disability to Shannon, and she will work to determine what, if any, special accommodations are necessary and can be provided. She will communicate this information to the Coordinator of Residence Life. The earlier that we are aware of your needs the more successful we will be in accommodating you. It is strongly suggested that students requesting special accommodation meet with Katie before submitting a signed Residence Life Contract.