The former Patrick Henry Hotel, which is being renovated into upscale apartments, will house about 154 students starting in the fall 2011.
Carilion Clinic-owned Jefferson College of Health Sciences has arranged for its students to occupy 56 of the building’s 134 apartments. The college has reserved studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments on the third through sixth floors of the Patrick Henry. Students will pay the same monthly rents, ranging from $500 to $1,100, as other apartment tenants.
Jefferson College didn’t say if room and board costs will go up with the new housing arrangement, or if the college plans to subsidize any of the costs. It’s also unclear what will happen with the current spaces inside Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, where some students have lived in converted hospital rooms. Students also used to live in the Reid Center, but the college vacated that building this summer and Carilion hasn’t said what plans it has for that aging building.
Read more about Jefferson College’s plans here. And find out just how luxurious these apartments will be in this article by Jenny Kincaid Boone. And you can see some of the floor plans at the Patrick Henry’s website.