Campus walking past Honors College residence

Honors College students live together in University Heights North (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 2019-2020 academic year

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 all Honors students required to live on campus, as well as for Honors students not required to live on campus (on a space-available basis). The 2019-2020 room selection process for returning students includes:

  • Learning community preferencing and placement, early January, 2019. The Honors College learning community is available to all returning Honors College students planning to live on campus. Honors College students wishing to live in University Heights North during the 2019-2020 academic year should preference “Honors College” first when ranking learning communities.
  • Roommate selection. Honors College students wishing to live in Honors housing with a preferred roommate must be sure to preference a roommate who is also in the Honors College.
  • Room selection lottery numbers and room signup. Students in the Honors College learning community will receive their lottery numbers in mid-February and participate in room selection on February 25, 2019.

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/spring_room_selection

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 can choose from a range of room styles including private singles, suite singles, private doubles, suite doubles, six-person suites, seven-person suites, and townhouse suites. Students select rooms through a lottery process that is run by ResLife.

PDF icon DRAFT: Honors College rooms in University Heights North available for room selection.

Honors Private Room Selection for Returning Students

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

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 early February. 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 early February there will be a group request process for each style of Honors suite:

A lottery for the 7- person suite, to be run from February 7-February-11

  • Groups will have from 8 a.m. on 2/7 to 8 a.m. on 2/11 to put in a request.
  • Groups will be notified if they received a space by the end of the day on 2/11

A lottery for the 6-person suites, to be run from February 7-February-11

  • Groups will have from 8 a.m. on 2/7 to 8 a.m. on 2/11 to put in a request.
  • Groups will be notified if they received a space by the end of the day on 2/11

A lottery for the triple/single townhouse suites, to be run from February 7-February-11

  • Groups will have from 8 a.m. on 2/7 to 8 a.m. on 2/11 to put in a request.
  • Groups will be notified if they received a space by the end of the day on 2/11

A lottery for suite room styles accommodating four people, to be run from February 11-February 13

  • Groups will have from 8 a.m. on 2/11 to 8 a.m. on 2/13 to put in a request.
  • Groups will be notified if they received a space by the end of the day on 2/13

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
Learning community contract and roommate preferencing begins Jan. 4 Students, see your email or learn more here: https://www.uvm.edu/reslife/spring_room_selection
Honors College Returner Room Selection Information Session 17-Jan Come to the University Heights North Multipurpose Room at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th to get more information and ask questions about Honors room selection.
Learning community contract closes 22-Jan Students, see your email or learn more here: https://www.uvm.edu/reslife/spring_room_selection
Honors College will list available rooms for selection on website 31-Jan Available spaces may be subject to change based on community needs. Anticipated rooms available for selection may be seen at: https://www.uvm.edu/honorscollege/housing_honors
Returners: 7-person suite group request form opens 7-Feb Forms 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 7-Feb Forms will be sent via email and also available on: https://www.uvm.edu/honorscollege/housing_honors_college
Returners: Townhouse Triple/single suite group lottery open 7-Feb 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 closes 11-Feb Forms will be removed from the Honors College website
Returners: 6-person suite group request form closes 11-Feb Forms will be removed from the Honors College website
Returners: Triple/single suite group request form closes 11-Feb Forms will be removed from the Honors College website
Returners 4 person suite group request form opens 11-Feb 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, and Townhouse triple/single group request results sent to students 11-Feb The Honors College will email group representatives by the end of the day
Returners 4-person group request form closes 13-Feb Form will be removed from the Honors College website
Returners 4-group lottery notified 13-Feb The Honors College will email group representatives by noon on February 14th
Honors students receive lottery numbers in an email from ResLife 22-Feb Students, see your email or learn more here: https://www.uvm.edu/reslife/spring_room_selection
Honors returner room selection takes place 25-Feb Students, see your email or learn more here: https://www.uvm.edu/reslife/spring_room_selection

Students living in the Honors learning community for the 2019-2020 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 may live in Honors College Housing in University Heights North, or in WE-HCOL on Central Campus.

  • Admitted students can sign up for Honors learning communities by activating their NetID and following instructions at: https://www.uvm.edu/reslife/incoming_students
  • Learning community preferences can be edited up until May 3.
  • Students interested in living in Honors housing in University Heights North should preference Honors housing as their first preferred learning community.
  • Students interested in participating in the WE-HCOL Dual Citizenship program should preference "Wellness Environment" as their first preferred learning community, and "Honors" as their second preferred learning community. Space is limited in WE-HCOL, and this ensures that students will be placed in an Honors learning community.

Room styles in Honors Housing

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

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

The Honors College will do its best to accommodate all preferences, but cannot guarantee a student’s first choice for housing. Students will receive their room assignment and name of roommate in early August from UVM ResLife.

 
The Honors College will provide more information on housing for first year students during UVM’s June Orientation Sessions.

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.