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Grad Student Housing

The Retreat Lifestyle

Since life as a graduate student is complex enough, The Retreat at Harrisonburg makes housing simple. Located near James Madison University, our community of grad student apartments has characteristics that benefit you as a busy professional. Our modern townhomes include furnished suites, spacious common areas, and premium appliances u2014 all to make your home-life a breeze. On the grounds of The Retreat at Harrisonburg, we feature study and game rooms, outdoor recreation areas, and resort-style amenities, so you can work, play, or relax anytime. And seeing as our residents are also your JMU colleagues, the atmosphere in our community is both professional and convivial.

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Disc Golf Course
Disc Golf Course

Experience the delight that comes when you set a disk flying and drive the green on our disc golf course.

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With multiple options for seating and workspaces, the clubhouse is a great place to come with a laptop or textbook.

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Fitness Facilities
Fitness Facilities

Instead of paying for a high-priced gym membership, work out for free on the equipment in our fitness facilities.

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Computer Lounge
Computer Lounge

Write our perform research for your thesis or dissertation in our fully equipped computer lounge.

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Private Study Lounge
Private Study Lounge

Rather than visiting the JMU library, save time in your busy schedule by doing coursework in our quiet study lounge.

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Refined Living Experience

Retreat at Harrisonburg

Modern Living

When you join the exclusive community of The Retreat at Harrisonburg, your introduction to luxury living begins. Our 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-bedroom townhomes are unique compared to the off campus housing James Madison University students typically encounter. With private bed and bathrooms, wide living rooms, gourmet kitchens, and full-size appliances, our apartment suites contain all the details you need to accomplish tasks at home and enjoy a complete lifestyle.

  • Large Bedrooms
  • Common Area
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • Laundry Room
  • Personal Bathroom
Retreat at Harrisonburg

The Perfect Balance

The list of amenities at The Retreat at Harrisonburg is as long as it is impressive. The center of our community is an 8,500-square-foot clubhouse that we have bedecked in modernistic design elements. Found throughout the clubhouse is also a mix of games and media, while the location of our fitness center is also nearby. Outdoors, we provide amenities that fall into the categories of recreation and relaxation. An expansive greenspace and disc golf course offer venues to do sports games and general exercise. While features such as our pool area, cabana and hammocks, and community firepit are ideal to use when you want to unwind after a long day of classes.

  • Clubhouse
  • Pool Area
  • Internet Cafe
  • Expansive Greenspace
  • Computer Lounge
  • Cardio Studio
  • Strength Center
  • Multi-Purpose Fitness Facilities
  • Tanning


With an impressive 15 options of floor plans for you to browse for our 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-bedroom townhomes, The Retreat at Harrisonburg gives you the power to select the apartment suite with the perfect layout and amount of space to match your needs.

Retreat at Harrisonburg

A Social Community

Living at The Retreat at Harrisonburg, you'll have occasions to interact socially with residents who are likewise engaged in their masters and doctoral studies. The workload as a grad student can seem overwhelming at times, but reminders that you are a member of a larger JMU community of students who are pursuing advanced degrees can be encouraging. Between our indoor and outdoor amenities, you can always find a way to meet and spend time with new people.

  • Pet-Friendly Environment
  • Outdoor Grilling Pavilion
  • Flat-Screen TVs
  • Pool Tables
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Resort-Style Pool

    One Convenient Location

    If you're looking for graduate student housing in Harrisonburg, VA, that has a convenient location for your situation, The Retreat at Harrisonburg is the foremost option. From our community, it's only a few minutes' drive to the James Madison University main campus as well as professional colleges such as the James Madison University College of Business. Besides having a short commute to your classes, another benefit of living at The Retreat at Harrisonburg is that you can walk or bike to University Park as well as several nearby restaurants and retail stores. Our community is likewise situated in near access points for Interstate-81 (I-81) for easy travel.


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    Truly Professional Housing

    When you are looking for housing in Harrisonburg, there is no better option than The Retreat. Here, you will not find just another student apartment, but your new home. Our designers have added plenty of simple but modern finishes to make your apartment feel more comfortable including, hardwood-style flooring, vaulted ceilings, built-in bookcases, wood plantation blinds and gourmet kitchens. Spend an evening relaxing, and grilling with friends.

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