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The Patrick Henry is a wonderful, newly renovated, residence hall located in downtown, Roanoke, Virginia. Just a five-minute walk from Jefferson College, it’s centrally located to give students access to a vibrant college campus experience as well as close proximity to the state-of-the-art resources Jefferson College along with Carilion Clinic has to offer.

To learn more, explore the information below. For any questions related to the residence hall in the Patrick Henry, please contact:

Elizabeth Costa, MS
Director of Student Life
Phone: 540-985-9701
Email: eacosta@jchs.edu

Below are some commonly used forms for resident students. Please click on a link to download a form.

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About the Patrick Henry
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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 reopened as luxury apartments.

Students from Jefferson College of Health Sciences reside on the third through sixth floors. There are three types of apartments: 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. Students are responsible for bringing their own kitchenware (plates, silverware, pots, pans, etc.).

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 Patrick Henry website.

Schedule a tour:

There are two ways to schedule a tour of The Patrick Henry.

  1. When you schedule your campus tour, let your admissions counselor know that you are considering living on campus and that you would like to see The Patrick Henry. They’ll arrange a walking tour, which includes viewing an example of a studio apartment. The Admissions office can be reached at (540) 985-8483. Please note that it may not be possible to view the residence hall if the tour is not arranged in advance.
  2. If you have been admitted into a program at Jefferson College, you can attend Accepted Students Day, which is held each April. Students who attend Accepted Students Day will have the opportunity to tour The Patrick Henry as a part of the day’s activities. Residence Life Contracts will also be available on this day for students who are interested in reserving a space.
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Residence Hall Fees
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Living on campus is cost effective. The median gross rent for an off campus apartment in Roanoke is just under $700 per month, and doesn’t include the cost of utilities, cable or high-speed internet.

The cost to live in The Patrick Henry for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 academic year is $2,935 per semester—flat rate. The fee covers rent, water, sewer, trash, electricity, cable, high-speed internet and access to an on-site gym. The Patrick Henry is a 5 minute walk to Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

Year Round Living

Students are not required to vacate the residence hall during College break periods, or between terms if they are already registered for the term. So, for instance, if a student has signed up for the Summer 2017 term as well as the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 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.

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.

If you have questions or concerns about how to pay for housing, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (540) 985-8492 or the Bursar’s Office (540) 985-8272.

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Graduate Student Housing
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We are pleased to offer semester-by-semester Residence Life Contracts for students who are enrolled in the following programs:

  • Physicians Assistant (PA)
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • RU Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

These contracts are being offered in the hope that students in the above programs will be able to enjoy convenient, luxurious, and affordable housing that will allow for flexibility with clinical rotations and/or other academic pursuits that may prevent them from committing to an entire academic year. These students will be placed in double occupancy apartments (while spaces last). Additionally, every effort will be made to place students in similar programs of study together, and on the uppermost floor of the residence hall (which tends to be the quietest). Students in aforementioned programs will have the option to sign up for either the fall or spring semester; or both.

The cost to live in The Patrick Henry for the Fall 2015- Spring 2016 academic year is $2,935 per semester, and includes electricity, water, sewer, trash, cable, high-speed internet and access to an on-site gym.  Students in graduate and accelerated programs of study who are interested in living in The Patrick Henry for a portion of the Summer 2015 term may be given the opportunity to pay for accommodations on a prorated basis. Contact Stephanie Simpson, Coordinator of Residence Life for more information.

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Q: Who lives in the Patrick Henry?

A: Any student, regardless of whether they are pursuing an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree can live in the Patrick Henry. This means that there is a wide range of people, from traditional aged college students to those who are coming back to school after being in the workforce.

Q: Is a housing deposit required?

A: A Residence Life contract is the only document required to reserve a space in the residence hall. Instead of paying a deposit up front, the cost to repair any damages caused by the student will be added to the student’s account at the conclusion of the term.

Q: What amenities will be available to me in the Patrick Henry?

A: Apartments in the Patrick Henry have been beautifully finished, to include hardwood floors and granite countertops. Each apartment features a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, as well as a washer and dryer. Each apartment has a high speed internet cable modem; however, residents are responsible for providing their own router if they desire wireless access. There is also a fitness center located in the building which features cardio equipment and an X-Box Kinect.

Q: Will I be able to choose the type of apartment I want?

A: The Patrick Henry features three different types of apartments. Studio apartments can hold up to two students, one bedroom apartments can hold up to three students, and two bedroom apartments can hold up to five students. Students will be assigned to an apartment by the Coordinator of Residence Life. All apartments have the same amenities.

Q: Will I need to bring my own furniture?

A: No. Jefferson College will provide a twin sized bed, a dresser, a desk, and desk chair for each resident student. However, any extras such as rugs, and other decorative accessories will not to be provided by the College. Due to space constraints, resident students are discouraged from bringing larger furniture items. Additionally, resident students will be responsible for bringing their own cookware, dishes, etc. for the kitchen and toiletries for the bathroom(s).

 Q: Can I pay extra to have a single room or an apartment to myself?

A: It is important to give any students wishing to live in the residence hall the opportunity to do so. There are a limited number of spaces in the Patrick Henry. For these reasons, requests for single rooms/apartments cannot be accommodated at this time.

Q: I am married and/or have children. May I live in the Patrick Henry?

A: Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to accommodate students who are married and/or have children in the Patrick Henry.

Q: If I sign a Residence Life Contract can I change my mind later?

A: The Residence Life Contract is a binding, legal document, much like a standard lease agreement that you would sign for an apartment. The only way that you will not be responsible for paying housing fees for the entire academic year once you sign the contract is if you decide not to enroll in classes at Jefferson, or meet a strict set of criteria outlined in the contract.  

Q: Can I have pets in the Patrick Henry?

A: No. Pets of any kind are not allowed, not even fish!

Q: Can I smoke in my room?

A: No.The entire Patrick Henry building is a smoke-free facility on the inside. Those wanting to smoke will have to do so outside of the building.

Q: I am 21 years old. Can I have alcohol in the Patrick Henry?

A: Yes, under certain conditions. Students should refer to the Student Handbook for guidelines.

Q: As a resident of the Patrick Henry, where am I supposed to park?

A: Resident students are encouraged to park in two lots that are owned and monitored by Carilion Clinic. Both of these lots are located on Jefferson Street. The primary lot is adjacent to the Fralin House, while the overflow lot is located directly across the street from Jefferson Plaza. Resident students will be provided with special hang tags to park in these lots. There are closer parking options to the Patrick Henry that students can pay for. However, those lots/garages are not affiliated with Carilion Clinic or JCHS, and students park at their own risk.  

Q: Is housing available for the summer term?

A: Yes! The cost is $1,500. Summer Residence Life Contracts and Roommate Request forms are available on the Residence Life website. In order to sign up for summer housing, you do not have to be enrolled in summer classes. However, you DO have to be enrolled in classes for the fall of 2015. Once the contract is received you are responsible for paying for the summer term even if you change your mind.  

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Before applying please be aware of the following policies and important deadlines.

  • A Residence Life Contract is the only document required in order to reserve a space in The Patrick Henry.
  • There is no housing deposit required; instead of paying a deposit up front, the cost to repair any damages caused by the student will be added to the student’s account at the conclusion of the term.
  • New, first-year students will be given priority consideration until June 1, 2018.
  • The Residence Life Contract is a binding, legal document, much like a standard lease agreement that you would sign for an apartment. The only way that you will not be responsible for paying housing fees for the entire academic year once you sign and return the contract is if you decide not to enroll in classes at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, or meet a strict set of criteria set forth in the contract.
  • Current students residing in the Patrick Henry must submit Residence Life Contracts for the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 academic year no later than April 1st at 5pm for guaranteed accommodation. After April 1st, contracts will be accepted, however, accommodations cannot be guaranteed for current residents who turn their contracts in after the priority deadline.
  • Students living off campus may apply to live on campus at any time. However, applications for off campus students will not be considered on a priority basis until after April 1, 2018.
  • From June 1, 2018 and forward, all applications will be prioritized according to the date the completed contract is received by the Coordinator of Residence Life.  

Everyone will have a roommate or roommates. Single rooms are not offered. Additionally, students cannot request specific types of apartments (studio versus one bedroom, etc.). The Coordinator of Residence Life will strive to accommodate roommate requests, provided that all roommates have completed the Residence Life Contract, and completed Housing Preferences Forms in which all parties indicate that they want to live with one another. All roommate requests are not guaranteed to be met. Roommate assignments may be changed at any time at the discretion of the Coordinator of Residence Life.

 

Please select the appropriate housing contract.

All housing applicants must complete the Housing Preferences Form, in addition to the below form that fits your needs.

Summer Students

Summer 2018 Housing Contract

This contract is for ALL enrolled students at Jefferson College wishing to live in the residence hall during the summer. Students do not need to be enrolled for summer classes to be eligible for housing, but must be enrolled in fall classes in order to be considered eligible.

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Academic Year

Undergraduate Housing Contract

This contract is for students enrolled in undergraduate programs and is in effect for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.

2nd Year OTA Housing Contract

Due to clinical rotations, this contract is specifically for students entering their second year of the OTA program and is for the fall semester only.  These students may opt to stay for the spring semester should they wish to do so.

Graduate and Accelerated Students

Fall 2018 Graduate and Accelerated Housing Contract

This contract is for all graduate students, as well as those enrolled in an accelerated program (ex. ABSN students). These contracts are on a semester basis.

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, before submitting a contract. The earlier that we are aware of your needs the more successful we will be in accommodating you.  

Shannon Kinzie,
Email: skkinzie@jchs.edu or call (540) 985-9711

 

All forms and contracts must be submitted to:  

Elizabeth Costa, MS
Director of Student Life
Phone: 540-985-9701
Email: eacosta@jchs.edu​​​​​​​

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