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The two-year on-campus housing requirement is an important part of every student’s UVM education.

All first-time, first-year students are required to live on campus for four semesters. Our data suggest that students who live on campus adjust more easily to college, are more involved in the campus community, and have more academic success.

How you get housing depends on your student status.

Incoming Students

Current Students

Transfer Students


Housing Priority


  • Matriculated students who maintain a course load of 12 or more credits each semester have priority for on-campus housing.
  • Transfer students under age 20 before the first day of classes.
  • Degree students returning from a leave of absence or after withdrawing are guaranteed on-campus housing if they have not yet completed their four-semester residency requirement.
  • Degree students returning from a judicial suspension are guaranteed on-campus housing (upon approval from the Dean of Students Office) if they have not yet completed their four-semester residency requirement.


Degree and non-degree students who are part-time, but intend to enroll in at least nine credit hours may request housing, but it is not guaranteed. If their enrollment drops to fewer than nine credits at any point during the semester, they are required to meet with their residence director, and we reserve the right to terminate their housing contract.


Students not registered for classes (who have either withdrawn voluntarily or been suspended/dismissed) are no longer eligible to live on campus. They have 48 hours from the date of withdrawal to remove all belongings and check out of their room, and must follow standard checkout procedures through their residential complex office manager.

International Students

We offer on-campus housing to all undergraduate international students.

Students with Disabilities

  • Incoming students who require a housing accommodation should contact Student Accessibility Services upon acceptance to UVM. Comprehensive documentation is required and requests should be submitted by June 30 for best consideration.

  • Current students must renew housing accommodation requests each year.

Trans* Students

We provide several options for students who are looking for safer space and/or LGBTQ community in the residence halls.

Gender-inclusive housing is an option for anyone interested in rooming with someone of a different gender. Please contact us for details.

Military Veterans

Veterans who have completed two or more years of documented military service are welcome to live on campus, but are not required to.

  • New-student veterans will automatically receive a housing offer.
  • Transfer students should submit a housing request in myResLife.
  • Want to live with another veteran? Please contact us.
  • Read about UVM Student Veteran Services.

Non-Traditional Students

  • Who are age 23 or older should fill out an on-campus housing request in myResLife, and can also apply to live in Affiliate Housing.

  • With families can apply to live in Affiliate Housing as well as seek support from the Office of Student and Community Relations.