Campus walking past Honors College residence

Honors College students live together in University Heights (first and second year students) or on a specially-designated floor of the Wellness Environment (first years only). In Honors College communities students learn together in their Honors College classes, grow together through advising and peer mentoring, and participate in courses and programming that enable them to find an academic work-life balance in college.

Returning Honors College students: Room selection for the 2021-2022 academic year

UPDATE 3-16-21: Suite selection instructions were sent by email to students assigned to the 2021-2022 Honors College community.

UPDATE 3-4-21: A draft list of the rooms available for Honors College returning students is available.

The Honors College works in close partnership with the Department of Residential Life to provide a room selection process that fosters a vibrant scholarly community for Honors College students required to live on campus. More information about room selection for UVM students is available on the Department of Residential Life website.

The 2021-2022 room selection process for returning students includes:

  • Completing the housing contract, February 16-28.  Honors College students wishing to live in University Heights North and South during the 2021-2022 academic year should preference “Honors College” first when ranking learning communities in their housing contract.
     
  • Roommate selection, February 16-28. Honors College students may preference zero, one, or two roommates in their housing contract. Honors housing is only available for Honors College students, so students planning to live in the Honors residential college should list other Honors College students as preferred roommates.
     
  • Room selection lottery numbers and room signup. Students in the Honors College learning community will receive information on signing up for a room and they will participate in room selection in late March.

This process is detailed on the Residential Life website, and all Honors College students will follow the instructions from ResLife on selecting a learning community, choosing roommates, and picking a room for the following academic year.

https://www.uvm.edu/reslife/getting-housing/current-students

The Honors College is pleased to provide its returning students with a variety of room styles to choose from. Students planning to return to the Honors community in University Heights North and South can choose from a range of room styles including private singles, suite singles, private doubles, private triples, suite doubles, six-person suites, seven-person suites, and townhouse suites. Students select rooms through a lottery process that is run by ResLife.

Honors Private Room Selection for Returning Students

Returning Honors students interested in living in a private style room (including private singles, private doubles, and private triples) will receive a lottery number and room signup instructions from ResLife in mid-March.  

Honors Suite Selection for Returning Students

As a residential college the Honors College is a place that fosters deep scholarly connections and friendships among students. For this reason suite-style rooms tend to be popular among returning Honors College students; they can be a unique style of living space that allows for students to live with several friends.

In order to ensure that returning students have ample time to consider roommate/suitemate options, while also ensuring that the demand for suites does not exceed the limited capacity for these styles of rooms, the Honors College runs a suite request system in mid-March. The Honors College suite request process requires students who would like to live in these suites to form a group and make a formal request for a suite through the process detailed below. If more groups request a certain style of space than there are spaces available, the Honors College will run a lottery in order to determine which groups will be permitted to select these spaces.

Honors Suite Selection Process for Returning Students

In mid March there will be a group request process for each style of Honors suite:

  • A lottery for the 7-person suite, to be run from March 16-March 18
    • Groups will have from 8 a.m. on 3/16 to 8 a.m. on 3/18 to put in a request.
    • Groups will be notified if they received a space by the end of the day on 3/18
  • A lottery for the 6- person suite, to be run from March 16-March 18
    • Groups will have from 8 a.m. on 3/16 to 8 a.m. on 3/18 to put in a request. 
    • Groups will be notified if they received a space by the end of the day on 3/18
       
  • A lottery for the 5-person townhouse suite, to be run from March 16-March 18
    • Groups will have from 8 a.m. on 3/16 to 8 a.m. on 3/18 to put in a request. 
    • Groups will be notified if they received a space by the end of the day on 3/18
       
  • A lottery for the 4-person triple/single townhouse suite, to be run from March 16-March 18
    • Groups will have from 8 a.m. on 3/16 to 8 a.m. on 3/18 to put in a request.
    • Groups will be notified if they received a space by the end of the day on 3/18
       
  • A lottery for suite room styles accommodating four people, to be run from March 18-March 22
    • Groups will have from 8 a.m. on 3/18 to 8 a.m. on 3/22 to put in a request.
    • Groups will be notified if they received a space by the end of the day on 3/23

Online request forms will be available for each style of space on this website, and groups wishing to participate in a suite selection will need to fill out the request form by the deadline listed. After the deadline, the Honors College will forward the groups eligible for suite selection to ResLife, who will run a lottery among the groups for suite selection, in accordance with their policies and procedures.

The following is the timeline for the Honors suite selection:

What

Date

Notes

Housing contract open; students preference learning community and roommate(s)

Feb. 16-28

Students, see your email or learn more here: https://www.uvm.edu/reslife/getting-housing/current-students

Honors College will list available rooms for selection on website

Mar. 4

See the list.

Honors College Returner Room Selection Information Session

Mar. 15

Students living in the Honors College learning community in 2021-2022 will receive an email with information for joining this meeting. This meeting is optional, but enthusiastically encouraged for any students in 2021-2022 Honors College housing who are interested in living in a suite.

Returners: 7-person suite group request form opensMar. 16Forms will be sent via email and also available on: https://www.uvm.edu/honorscollege/housing_honors_college

Returners: 6-person suite group request form opens

Mar. 16

Forms will be sent via email and also available on: https://www.uvm.edu/honorscollege/housing_honors_college

Returners: 5-person townhouse suite group request form opens

Mar. 16

Forms will be sent via email and also available on: https://www.uvm.edu/honorscollege/housing_honors_college

Returners: 4-person townhouse suite group request open

Mar. 16

Forms will be sent via email and also available on: https://www.uvm.edu/honorscollege/housing_honors_college

Returners: 7-person suite group request form closesMar. 18Forms will be removed from the Honors College website

Returners: 6-person suite group request form closes

Mar. 18

Forms will be removed from the Honors College website

Returners: 5-person townhouse suite group request form closes

Mar. 18

Forms will be removed from the Honors College website

Returners: 4-person townhouse suite group request form closes

Mar. 18

Forms will be removed from the Honors College website

Returners 4 person suite group request form opens

Mar. 18

Request form will be sent via email and also available on: https://www.uvm.edu/honorscollege/housing_honors_college

7-person group, 6-person group, 5-person group, 4-person townhouse group request results sent to students

Mar. 18

The Honors College will email group representatives by the end of the day

Returners 4-person group request form closes

Mar. 22

Form will be removed from the Honors College website

Returners 4-group lottery notified

Mar. 23

The Honors College will email group representatives by noon on March 23.

Honors students receive room signup instructions in an email from ResLife

Late March

 

Honors returner room selection takes place

Late March/early April

 

Students living in the Honors learning community for the 2021-2022 academic year will receive communication from the Honors College about the suite selection process via email with a subject line of: IMPORTANT HONORS SUITE SELECTION INFO. Any questions about the Honors returner room selection process should be directed to Brit Chase at 802-656-0427 or bechase@uvm.edu

Housing & room selection process for incoming first-year students

All incoming first year Honors College students live in Honors College Housing in University Heights. The timeline for housing and learning community selection for the Class of 2025 is:

February 8-May 8: Access and review your housing and meal plan contract at housing.uvm.edu. Most Honors College students choose to live in Honors College housing; if this is your choice rank the Honors College first. If you are considering other community options you may rank them as you prefer on your contract. Explore Learning Community options.

Friday, May 21: Check your UVM email for your Learning Community placement.

Early August: Receive your room and roommate assignment.

Late August: Move in to your residence hall and attend Orientation.

Room styles in Honors Housing

First-year students who choose to live in University Heights will be assigned to one of the following room types: Private double (one room for two people; two beds two dressers, two desks, etc., and an attached bathroom); Private single; Suite double (two double rooms connected by a small common space and a shared bathroom); Private triple (one room for three people; three beds, three dressers, three desks, etc., and an attached bathroom); Suite triple (two triple rooms connected by a small common space and a shared bathroom); Suite single. Room rates are published by UVM ResLife at the following website:

https://www.uvm.edu/reslife/costs_and_fees

 

Housing & room selection for transfer Honors College students

Incoming Honors College students transferring from other institutions who are under 20 the first day of classes are required to live on campus for two semesters and will be contacted by Residential Life to complete a housing and meal plan contract. Transfer students over 20 are not required to live on campus or guaranteed housing and must fill out a housing request form located in myResLife to indicate they want on-campus housing. Students who are eligible for on-campus housing can request to live in University Heights North, and will be placed on a space-available basis. For more information on housing for transfer students, e-mail honors.college@uvm.edu.

Honors College Housing Policies

All Honors College students who live in Honors learning communities are subject to the good standing policies related to the Honors College academic and residential living/learning expectations. In order to qualify for the room selection process in an Honors learning community for an upcoming academic year, a student must:

  • Be in good academic standing: Have a 3.2 GPA (or be working closely with Honors College advisors to obtain a 3.2 GPA by the end of the semester).
  • Have not been found responsible by the Center for Student Conduct for university violations including, but not limited to, property offenses, and offenses against the student alcohol or other drug policies.

To retain a housing assignment in the Honors College, a continuing Honors College student must have remained in good standing following the completion of the spring semester. The Honors College reserves the right to remove students from Honors learning communities who are no longer Honors College students in good standing.