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FALL 2020 HOUSING SELECTION PROCESS

STEP 1: COMPLETE HOUSING AND MEAL PLAN CONTRACT

The 2020-2021 contract is open February 3-17, 2020 to returners currently living on campus. To complete the contract:

  1. Login to housing.uvm.edu
    • Click "Login" on the green navigation bar
    • Select blue box at bottom: UVM - STUDENT SSO LOGIN
    • Enter your UVM NetID and password
    • Select 2020-2021 housing and meal plan contract.
  2. Rank Learning Communities (LCs) in your order of preference. Students who have successfully completed their Learning Community course will receive priority for returning to that LC if they rank it highest.
  3. Indicate area of focus for LCs that have them.
  4. If you do not wish to be considered for an LC, rank traditional (unprogrammed) highest.
  5. Indicate if you want gender-inclusive housing (optional).
  6. Preference a roommate who has also begun their contract (optional).
  7. Select your meal plan (Unlimited Access, Retail Points, or the new Flex Plan)

 

STEP 2: RECEIVE YOUR LEARNING COMMUNITY PLACEMENT

  • Placements will be released February 25, 2020.
  • Log in to housing.uvm.edu to view your LC placement.
  • Students placed in Cultural Crossroads who indicated an area of focus will be invited to propose a themed "house" in their village. Learn more

 

STEP 3: PARTICIPATE IN THE ROOM SELECTION PROCESS

  • Shortly before your room selection event in February or March, we'll email you information with complete details on how and when to select your room.
  • Order of room selection is based on class year as determined by completed academic credit.
  • Students who have mutually preferenced each other as roommates on their contracts will receive details on how to choose a room together.

 

STEP 4: TRADING SPACES (optional)

  • Trading Spaces is the final phase of returner room selection. To the extent possible, you will have the opportunity to move within your Learning Community (LC) or between communities by trading spaces with another student. These moves will begin in April after room selection has been completed and will be managed by ResLife staff.
  • Trading Spaces can help support you in: 1) getting your preferred LC; and/or 2) getting your preferred roommate. As space permits, we’ll work to achieve both goals. If that is not possible, we’ll ask you which is more important to you—being in the LC, or having a specific roommate.

MORE DETAILS:

LEARNING COMMUNITY LOCATIONS

In Fall 2020, all returning students will be placed in one of these nine Learning Communities (LCs) or in traditional (unprogrammed) housing. Please note: These locations are tentative at this time and are subject to change.

 

Arts and Creativity: Cottages, Hunt, McCann, Mercy, Ready, Richardson, Sichel

Cultural Crossroads: Living/Learning A, B, C, E

Honors College: University Heights North, University Heights South

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Hamilton, Mason, Simpson

Journey to Independence (Junior/Senior Housing): Jeanne Mance

Leadership and Social Change: Millis

Outdoor Experience: Coolidge, Redstone, Slade, Wilks, Wing

Sustainability: University Heights South

Wellness Environment: Christie, Patterson

Traditional (unprogrammed) Housing: Converse

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodation requests are handled through Student Accessibility Services and must be renewed each academic year. Please contact them by February 14, 2020 for best consideration during the returner room selection process.

PREFERENCING A ROOMMATE

Things to keep in mind:

  1. You cannot preference roommate(s) until they have opened and begun to edit their contract.
  2. We will honor mutual roommate preferences as best we can and as space permits. Roommate preferences take priority over LC rankings. For best placement, make sure your LC rankings are the same.
  3. Roommate pairs may be placed in double or triple rooms.
  4. If you choose to preference two roommates and your LC has triple rooms, we will guarantee your roommate preferences (more about triple rooms).

 

To preference roommate(s) in a double or triple room:

  • On your housing and meal plan contract, enter the NetID (e.g. jsmith) of the person you wish to room with.
  • Your intended roommate(s) must also preference you the same way.
  • Roommate preferences must be mutual and cannot be added after the contract closes February 17, 2020.
  • Be sure to save your roommate preference(s).
  • Roommate preferences are not guaranteed. But we will do our best to honor them!

 

When do roommates choose a room?

  • Mutual roommate pairs or trios will choose a room together as space permits.
  • Roommate pairs or trios who do not choose a room during their designated time will cancel the roommate preference and will select (or be assigned to) rooms separately.
  • If at any time prior to fall opening a triple room is not at full occupancy,  ResLife reserves the right to relocate the remaining resident(s)—which, depending on available space, could be in different rooms.
  • During the academic year, triple rooms are used to expand housing capacity when necessary. As space permits, they are converted back to double rooms. When this occurs, the double rate will be charged to the remaining two students on a prorated daily basis. Read more about triple rooms and  room rate adjustments.