In an era of stiff competition to attract the best students, Christopher Newport University (CNU) has continued its trend to provide a variety of high-quality student life experiences with Rappahannock River Hall. Designed to be stylistically compatible with other recent facilities, this Neo-Georgian, 450-bed residence hall with an attached 270-car parking garage is targeted towards upper class students that desire an apartment experience while living on campus. Located on the northern edge of the CNU community, adjacent to offcampus commercial services, the living units are configured as autonomous apartments, complete with in-unit kitchens and laundry. Although the two, three and four bed apartments have shared living and dining spaces, each bedroom is intended for a single student and has its own bathroom, providing a balance of privacy and community. To complement the interior program, Rappahannock River Hall encloses an exterior, semi-private garden space intended for student recreation and outdoor living. Viewed as the culmination of the on-campus experience for CNU students, Rappahannock River Hall will provide Juniors and Seniors with a taste of post-graduation freedom with the convenience and community of being on campus.