University Village was opened in 2015 after a generous gift from Dudley and Robbie Hughes, Belhaven friends and supporters. The U-shaped, three story building is located in the heart of campus. The exterior is whitewashed brick that pulls together Belhaven's brick and white stucco buildings in an elegant blend of architectural styles.

The building has 33 high quality apartment suites. Housing up to 130 students, this facility provides apartment-style living for both men and women with the floors divided by gender, supported by both male and female Resident Assistants and a full-time professional Resident Director.

Each apartment has four private bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and comes fully furnished, including a large flat screen TV in the living room. Students have a full kitchen where they may prepare their own meals, or they have the option to purchase some of their meals in the dining commons. Each unit also has full size appliances, its own washer and dryer, and a large pantry. All rooms are equipped with a high-definition TV service with DVR capability, as well as 1 Gbps broadband wireless internet access.

The building also has a Fitness Center with cardio and strength equipment, a comfortable lobby with a large flat screen TV and DVD player, and many study areas throughout the building. Finally, the building opens up to a beautiful “New Orleans-style” courtyard.

The University Village is a wonderful opportunity for students to enjoy apartment-style living in a Christ-centered supportive environment, where they can learn to live with independence, and do so within the high standards of Christian ethics.

Blueprint of University Village:

Description of University Village Rooms

University Village Room Size

  • single space occupancy room size approximately 9x11

Desk (with desk chair)

  • Outside Dimensions - 29.5" H, 43" W, 25" D

Desktop Bookcase

  • Outside Dimensions – 36” H, 42” W, 10.5” D

Chest (with four drawers)

  • Outside Dimensions – 37.5" H, 30" W, 18" D

Nightstand (with three drawers)

  • Outside Dimensions – 29.5” H, 18.5” W, 18” D


  • 84” L

TV Table

  • Outside Dimensions – 36” H, 48” W, 18” D

2 Coffee Tables

  • Outside Dimensions – 18” H, 48” W, 28” D

Sofa (with three seats)

  • Outside Dimensions – 32.5” H, 79.5” W, 30.5” D

Lounge Chair

  • Outside Dimensions – 32.5” H, 33” W, 30.5” D

End Table

  • Outside Dimensions – 24” H, 18” W, 18” D

Bar Stool

  • Outside Dimensions – 43” H, 17.5” W, 19” D

Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13