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 Office of Residential Life to provide a room selection process that fosters a vibrant scholarly community for rising Honors sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The 2019-2020 room selection process for returning students 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.

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 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. Additional information about returner room selection will become available during the fall 2018 semester.

Housing & room selection process for incoming first-year students

Incoming first year Honors College students typically live in the Honors Residential College in University Heights North, or on a designated floor in the Wellness Environment on Central Campus. Information on Honors housing and room selection for the Class of 2023 will be available on this page in January 2019.

Room styles in Honors Housing

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. 

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.

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 Housing Policies, and Required Housing Application Materials

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.