The Jefferson Literary and Debating Society authorizes all activities and events that take place in Hotel C on the West Range of the Academical Village at the University of Virginia, known as Jefferson Hall. The Hall is a historical building at the center of U.Va’s grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the original buildings designed by Thomas Jefferson. It contains portraits of Mr. Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, as well as photos of Edgar Allen Poe and Woodrow Wilson, both members and officers of the Jefferson Society during their time at UVa. The history, location, and architecture of the Hall make it an ideal location for meetings, presentations, and events.
A reservation can be requested online or via e-mail, and must be approved by the Room 7 Resident of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society (the Jefferson Society). All organizations and individuals reserving the Hall must agree to uphold the Hall Use Terms and Conditions, and pay both a reservation fee according to the time and extent of their event and a security deposit to guarantee the terms of the agreement. The fee schedule is as follows:
Security Deposit: $75 if less than 50 expected guests, $100 otherwise
Alumni Members of the Society: $10/Hour for the first three hours, $15/hour thereafter
CIOs or Departments: $15/Hour for the first three hours, $20/hour thereafter
Other: $20/Hour for the first three hours, $25/hour thereafter
The fee, security deposit, and a signed copy of this form must be returned to the Room 7 Resident no later than 7 days before the event. By signing and submitting a security deposit, the reserving organization or individual agrees to uphold the terms of this agreement. Click here to view the terms and conditions of renting Jefferson Hall. Any of these terms and conditions are subject to change or exception at the discretion of the Room 7 Resident (Currently Kristen Barrett).
Please use the form below to submit a reservation request. If you are using a browser that does not support forms, or are experiencing difficulty, please email the Reservations Coordinator. Please include all the information requested below in your email.
Note: If you wish to serve alcohol and anyone in attendance will be under the age of 21, the Vice President for Student Affairs must approve your event (this form requires Adobe Reader to view).
Please note that reservations will be open for the ensuing Fall Semester on June 1 and for the Spring Semester and the Summer on November 1 of a given year.
The Hall reservations manager will indicate by e-mail which and how much of the following payments you may owe:
First Three Hours
Every Add’l Hour
Security deposits are usually placed by check to guarantee the terms of the agreement. If the agreement is upheld, the check is voided after the event occurs.
Checks are payable to the Jefferson Society. Please send to/drop off in:
7 West Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22903