University of Vermont

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View your housing options

The Department of Residential Life is the place to start as you consider housing options at UVM. Begin your housing journey on the ResLife website.

Where do first-time, first-year students live?

First-time undergraduate students are required to live in one of the university's residence halls for their first two years. Around 5,500 students are housed in 44 residence halls located on four geographic residential campuses: Athletic, Redstone, Central, and North (Trinity). All residential options are within walking, biking, or shuttle ride to all other parts of UVM's campus.

Where do juniors, seniors, transfer, graduate, medical, and non-traditional students live?

Many on- and off-campus housing options are available for these important segments of the UVM population, including: juniors, seniors, transfer, graduate, medical, and non-traditional students. ResLife provides on-campus housing in residence halls for many of these students, and also manages UVM's Apartments and Family Housing, located off campus at the historic Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester/Essex Junction, with 120 apartments for graduate and non-traditional students. Private UVM affiliate housing, including: Redstone Apartments, Redstone Lofts and Spinner Place, also provides housing for students who have fulfilled their residency requirement.

If you prefer to go your own way, plenty of opportunities exist to rent or purchase in and around Burlington. The Office of Student and Community Relations can assist you in finding off-campus housing. They have many resources, including an UVM's Off-Campus Living Survival Guide (PDF).

What's it like to live on-campus?

What can be better than living with your new friends? Here's the low-down:

Traditional residence halls

Rooms may be doubles, suites, triples, or, occasionally, singles. Cable, wireless network, and computer hookups are standard in every room, along with beds, dressers, and/or stand-up closets. You'll find study areas, kitchen facilities, and recreation lounges just steps away.

Need help? ResLife staff members are available weekdays during business hours for routine questions. In addition, professional staff, as well as student resident advisors, are on call seven days a week for emergencies.

Residential learning communities

If you've ever thought it would be nice to engage in your social or intellectual passion where you live, consider this: Global Village, GreenHouse, Health & Wellness, UVM's Honors College, and other communities like these are designed to engage the whole student, tying together the intellectual, ethical, and social aspects of college life. Application (or invitation) required to dwell.

Learn about these and other options by visiting the Residential Learning Communities website.

Other programmed housing options

If you've ever wanted to live with people who share your interests or lifestyle, consider a Residential Life special-interest community such as the Rainbow Cottage, S.A.F.E. Program, or a Living and Learning Center program (creative and performing arts, diverse cultures, wellness, professional interests, and more). Application required to dwell.

Learn about these and others by visiting the ResLife website and Living/Learning Center website.

Last modified August 08 2013 01:35 PM