Q: What’s my mailing address?
A:  Use this address for your mail and packages:

Your First and Last Name
Your Unit # (check list)
Your Street (check list)
Burlington, VT 05405

Q: Where to do I get my mail and packages?
A: Each residential complex has its own mailroom, and you will get your mail and packages there. So convenient!

Q: When can I start getting my packages and how do they arrive?
Please do not ship packages until the week before halls open. Be sure to have things addressed to you (not your parents). Mail and packages with incorrect address information will be delayed or returned.

  • UPS, FedEx, etc. drivers deliver packages directly to each complex mailroom, and we sign for them. They are easiest to track.
  • U.S. Mail and Priority Mail packages are first received by UVM's Print & Mail Center and then delivered to each complex mailroom.

Q: What happens to my mail during academic breaks?
A: Most mailrooms are closed during breaks. If you need a UPS, FedEx, etc. package delivered when your mailroom is closed, please contact your shipper to request delivery to an off-campus location.

Q: What if I need something fixed in my room?
A: If it can wait a day or two, submit a Fix-it. Read more about maintenance issues.

Q: What if I’m locked out or lose my key?
A: If you get locked out, you can borrow a temporary loaner key free up to three times a year. There is a $25 charge for a fourth lockout.
If you lose your key, submit a Fix-it to request a lock change, unless you would like it done immediately. In that case, contact your main desk, RA, or UVM Police. There is a $55 charge for a lost or unreturned room key.

Q: What if I am sick?
A: Reach out to your RA and Student Health Services or 802.656.3350 for advice and guidance. Contact your dean's office if you are sick and missing classes for more than one day. If you not able to go to a dining facility, you can authorize a friend to use your ID and pick up a meal for you. Print the Meal Access Authorization Form or check UVM Dining.

Q: How do I report an emergency or a crime?
A: Call UVM Police Services at 802.656.3473 or 911. We recommend you put UVM Police in your cell phone contacts.

Q: How do I loft my bed?
A: Check bed-lofting directions. Most beds are easy to loft, but if you have any trouble, our facilities staff will be glad to help you out.

Q: What furniture do I have in my room?
A: Check our list of room furnishings.



Q: What should I bring to campus?
A: Check our list of what to bring/not to bring

Q: What if I need to stay late or return early?
Before any hall closing, you can sign up to stay one extra night for free. To return early, you would sign up for academic break housing, which is not free (you are charged a weekly rate). Read more about academic breaks.



Q: May I bring an air conditioner?
Sorry, no air conditioners, but it's OK to bring a fan.

Q: What is my summer mailing address?
Summer mail goes to 31 Spear St., Burlington, VT 05405. You will receive more mailing information when you check in.



Q: Where do I find more information about my programmed housing options?
A: You can find links to websites for all programmed housing options here: Staff will be available during all Admitted Student Visit Days in February, March and April, and during Orientation in June.

Q: How do I apply?
A: Please visit the How to Apply page.

Q: Can I express interest in more than one theme or program?
A: Yes! We encourage you to express interest in as many programs as you are interested in. If you express interest in more than one program, be sure to rank your preferences for each program in the programmed housing application.

Q: Where are the communities located?

Arts Initiative Living/Learning Center
Dewey House Davis Hall
First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) Wilks Hall
Global Village Living/Learning Center
GreenHouse University Heights South
Honors College University Heights North/South
Leadership Davis Hall
Living/Learning Programs Living/Learning Center
Outdoor Experience Coolidge and Redstone Halls
Sustainability Harris Hall and University Heights South
Wellness Environment Central Campus Residence Hall and Christie/Wright/Patterson


Q: What if my program preferences change?
A: You may adjust your program preferences (or withdraw any application) in the programmed housing application until June 30.

Q: Can I choose my own roommate?
A: You have the option to identify a preferred roommate on the housing and mealpPlan contract. If both of you are admitted to the program AND both of you mutually agree to be roommates on your contracts, we may be able to place you together, but it is not guaranteed.

Q: Can I visit before I apply/decide?
A: Most communities offer tours and/or information sessions during Admitted Student Visit Days in February, March and April.

Q: Can I choose to live in just regular, non-themed housing?
A: In Fall 2017, we expect 75% of our first-year students to be placed in one of the Learning Communities described above, but if you choose not to live in one of these communities, our traditional housing offers thoughtful, peer-led programming that is designed to give you a successful start at UVM.

Q: I still have more questions--who can I talk to?
A: Let us know how we can help! Contact us at: or 802.656.3434.