Campus walking past Honors College residence

Honors College students live together in University Heights North & South (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.

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 in Central Campus.

  • Admitted students can sign up for Honors programmed housing by activating their NetID and following instructions at: https://www.uvm.edu/reslife/how_apply
  • Programmed housing and housing contract preferences can be edited until the June 30 submission deadline.

In May and June, consider your Honors room options and complete the Housing and Meal Plan Contract

First-year students who choose to live in WE-HCOL at Central Campus will likely choose from 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 can choose from four room types: Private doubles (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 doubles (two double rooms connected by a small common space and a shared bathroom); Suite triples (two triple rooms connected by a small common space and a shared bathroom).Room rates are published by UVM's ResLife.

Room selection process for incoming first-year students

 
In order to be eligible for housing, incoming Honors College students must complete UVM’s Housing & Meal Plan Contract by June 30. All first-time, first-year students must complete a housing and meal plan contract, which is a legally binding agreement for the entire academic year. We encourage you to begin your contract as soon as possible so you can get answers to any questions you may have prior to your Orientation session. 
 
In addition, all Honors College students must complete a programmed housing application to sign up for Honors Housing.
 

To find your Housing and Meal Plan Contract:

  • Log in to myUVM portal with your NetID and password
  • Under “New Student To-Do List,” select “myResLife” and enter your NetID and password again
  • Select “Go to myHousing”
  • Under “Fall 2017,” select “2017-2018 Housing and Meal Plan Contract – FTFY Students"
To fill out your contract
  • Preference a room type and style
  • Select a meal plan
  • Preference a roommate(s)*
  • Answer basic lifestyle questions
  • Contracts may be edited but be sure to save your changes!
  • Contracts must be submitted by June 30**
To Apply for Honors Programmed Housing
  • Complete a Housing Program Application for the Honors College
  • If you apply to other UVM residential learning programs, rank your preference for living there
  • You will be assigned to your highest ranked program that accepts you
 
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 mid-August from UVM’s ResLife.
 
The Honors College will provide more information on housing for first year students during UVM’s June Orientation Sessions.

Returning Honors College students: Room selection for the 2018-2019 academic year

Please visit https://www.uvm.edu/reslife/spring_room_selection for more information on returner housing signup and room selection for 2018-2019.

Housing & room selection for transfer Honors College students

Incoming Honors College students transferring from other institutions must fill out a housing request form located in myResLife. 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, and Required Housing Application Materials

The Honors College and Residential Life offer a housing lottery and room selection process specifically for Honors College students who are guaranteed on-campus housing. Typically, this population includes incoming first year students and rising sophomores. In addition, the following students are not guaranteed housing, but may be considered for housing in University Heights on a space-available basis:

  • Rising seniors (current juniors) who are currently living on campus and who are Honors College students in good standing.
  • Rising juniors (current sophomores) who are currently living on campus and who are current Honors College students in good standing.
  • Other Honors College students who are not required to live on campus (i.e., have already fulfilled their on-campus housing requirement, or have no on-campus housing requirement

A special housing selection lottery is offered to rising juniors and seniors on a space-available basis. For more information on this lottery, see the room selection section of this webpage.

All Honors College students who live in University Heights 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 University Heights 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 University Heights who are no longer Honors College students in good standing.

All students wishing to participate in Honors College Room Selection must be sure to submit the following application materials:

  • Honors College Programmed Housing Application: Available at https://prgmhsng.w3.uvm.edu/2017-2018 (DUE March 3rd)
  • Residential Life Housing & Meal Plan Contract: Available at reslife.uvm.edu (DUE March 3rd)
  • Honors College Room Request Form: Lottery deadlines vary. See timeline below.