Housing Info


The league is excited to offer a great housing option for players who do not live in the Virginia Beach area, allowing our players the option of staying in the dorms, on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University.

Players will be staying two (2) players per room in VWU state of the art dormitories, with a meal plan that includes 2 meals per day.


All rooms come with free wi-fi, television hook-ups, pay laundry facilities (in the dorm), and microwave/fridge unit*.  The coaches will be living in the dorms with the players as well.

*NOTE: LINENS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED so players will need to bring their own sheets, blankets, and pillows.

Players can request their roommates for the summer or allow us to place them with a teammate.  The League will inform all players of their roommates and give contact information of each other approximately 2 weeks prior to the season.

Players will have access to all campus amenities*, including parking, use of the batting cages (outdoor & indoor), the fitness center/weight room, indoor basketball courts, indoor racquetball courts, swimming pool, running track, outdoor volleyball court and Student Union with ping-pong, pool table, foosball, shuffleboard, etc.  Basically players will live as if they were students on campus.  In addition, the campus is secure with security at the main gate and around campus all summer long.

*some restrictions apply


Boyd Dining Room

 Players will receive two meals per day as part of their housing/meal plan in the campus dining hall .


In addition to lodging in the dorms and the meal plan, players staying at VWU will have access to all campus amenities, including:

Fitness Center / Weight Room


Our 4800 square foot fitness room features:

  • 6 Life Fitness treadmills
  • 4 elliptical machines
  • 6 spinning bikes
  • 1 rowing machine
  • 2 stationary bikes
  • 1 recumbent bike
  • 2 portable bike trainers
  • 12 circuit training machines
  • 14 free weight machines
  • 3 portable benches
  • 2 sets of dumbbells, 5-50 lbs.
  • 1 set of dumbbells, 5-100 lbs.
  • Powerballs


Student Center

The $18.6 million Jane P. Batten Student Center provides a vibrant dimension to the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University.

battencenterwThe facility is home to the Virginia Wesleyan University’s mens basketball team, womens basketball team, and womens volleyball. With 137,000 square foot, the state-of-the-art facility serves as the hub of activity for the College community.

images444The Batten Center has been the site of Professional Bowlers Association’s Battle At Little Creek, which included the finals televised by ESPN.  It was also the site of the NCAA Division III Women’s Final Four in basketball in 2004 and 2005.  Numerous NCAA Division III men’s playoff games have also been held in the Batten Center, as well as some of the largest high school basketball and wrestling championships on the East Coast.

images766The Batten Center provides numerous venues for recreation and athletics along with offices for the athletic department and other departments.  The facility officially opened on February 2, 2002.



fh0zfted5sa5fkbuThe Batten Center pool has 8 lanes, one of which will always be open for campus community use unless otherwise noted. The pool is 25 yards long and 74 feet wide, has 235,000 gallons of water and ranges from 4 feet to 9 1/2 feet deep. There is also an easy access ramp for those who wish to use it, and a hydro-lift for seated entries. Although the pool has no diving, there are 8 starting blocks for practicing starts when swimming competitively.

Also in the natatorium is a stainless steel 8-person whirlpool to use after a long workout or just to relax. The entrance and exit to the natatorium is through the locker rooms, which also have some great features including saunas and SuitMates.


Disc Golf Course

Virginia Wesleyan College’s disc golf course features nine challenging holes totaling 2,000 yards. This is a par 3 course that will test your with short accuracy and longer drives. Baskets are state-of-the-art Innova “Disc Catchers” and all tees include a sign diagramming the hole. The first hole is located behind Clarke Hall and the course is available 24 hours a day. You may also check-out discs from the Batten Center Hub whenever it is open.



Virginia Beach & the surrounding greater Tidewater area

Welcome to Virginia Beach,  VA and the surrounding greater Tidewater area (also known as Hampton Roads area). A diverse and vibrant region rich in history, culture, natural resources, and thriving industry. Virginia Wesleyan University is situated on the border of the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia just miles from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay.

Enjoy the nightlife and the history of downtown Norfolk and walk the cobblestone streets where young patriots dreamed up a bold new country. Live beside one of the world’s largest pleasure beaches where biking, surfing, fishing and sunbathing are everyday events. See a Broadway show or a world-premiere opera. It’s an environment that gives a new meaning to life beyond the classroom.


Enjoy year-round waterfront festivals, eclectic restaurants and assorted museums. Explore the decks of the USS Wisconsin, the largest and last battleship ever built by the U.S. Navy. Head to the ballpark for a night of baseball – beautiful Harbor Park is the 12,000-seat home of the AAA Norfolk Tides, affiliate to the Baltimore Orioles. Or, check out the Norfolk Admirals, the American Hockey League affiliate to the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning at the Norfolk Scope – also home to Arena Racing USA.


Head down to the Virginia Beach oceanfront and walk along the boardwalk, which hosts an array of festivals featuring famous musicians and bands from Caribbean to country to beach music. Check out the East Coast Surfing Championships or the North American Sand Soccer Championship, the world’s largest single-weekend sand soccer festival.


Campus Security

Virginia Wesleyan believes that a safe, secure environment is essential to learning and to the peace of mind of our students, their parents and our faculty. For this reason, we employ a staff of full-time security officers available 24/7 to assist our campus community.

A security officer is stationed at the DeFord Gatehouse, the College’s only vehicular entrance, at all times throughout the year. A team of Campus Security officers patrols the campus by foot, bicycle and vehicle 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our security staff maintains a friendly and supportive relationship with state and local law enforcement that assist us if the need arises. The end result is a campus that is secure as possible while allowing students the freedom to fully enjoy the campus and the Tidewater area surrounding it.

Security officers can also assist students with such services as jump starting a dead battery, after hours escort, providing parking decals and dorm ID cards.


Information provided below is taken from the Virginia Wesleyan website’s student housing information.

What to bring What NOT to bring
  • towels
  • sheets (extra long twin)
  • blankets
  • pillows
  • toiletries
  • bathrobe
  • desk lamp
  • clothes hangers
  • alarm clock
  • laundry basket
  • umbrella
  • wastebasket
  • stereo 
  • television
  • video recorder
  • telephone
  • laptop/personal computer
  • hot pot
  • coffee maker
  • iron
  • fan
  • plants
  • posters
  • frisbee
  • tennis racket
  • lamps
  • flashlight
  • hot plate
  • toaster
  • toaster oven
  • electric skillet
  • camp stove
  • public road signs
  • waterbed
  • pets
  • halogen lamps
  • guns (or any weapon)
  • bow & arrows
  • darts & dart boards
  • fireworks

General Housing Information

Most rooms in Bray Village and Smithdeal and Gum Halls in Village II have the following:

  • Two single beds or lofts with a 39″ x 80″ twin mattress (extra long twin), two desks with chairs and two wardrobes.
  • One dresser, mirror, towel bar, smoke detector, window blinds, a tile floor, 2-in-1 unit (refrigerator/microwave unit) and a heat and A/C unit.

Each room in Brock Village and East and Johnston Halls in Village II has the following:

  • Two single beds or lofts with a 39″ x 80″ twin mattress (extra long twin), two desks with chairs, two wardrobes and two dressers.
  • Mirror, towel bar, sink in double rooms, window blinds, a tile floor, 2-in-1 unit (except in the suites with kitchenettes) and a heat and A/C unit.

Every room has its own phone line and is wired for cable TV and internet access.

Also, each floor has one Resident Assistant (RA) to assist the students who live there (except the apartments and townhouses). Additionally, each village has one Village Coordinator and one Village Assistant who are available 24 hours a day.

See http://www.vwc.edu/student-life/residence-life/ for additional information concerning housing.


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