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At the University of Vermont Department of Residential Life, we strive to ensure that all students are healthy, successful, and engaged.

One way we help develop our students is by requiring them to live on campus for their first four semesters. Through experience and research we know that on-campus students have higher rates of retention, satisfaction, and academic success. A common residential experience helps students connect with peers; receive support from faculty and staff; and foster academic and social development.


How to Get Housing: students arriving in January

STEP 1: After October 1, submit your housing and meal plan contract. Login to myResLife, click on Go to myHousing, and under Spring 2018 select 2017-2018 Spring Housing and Meal Plan Contract. (Get help to activate your UVM NetID.)

STEP 2: Contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) if you need a housing accommodation.

Deadline is  December 1 for all housing contracts and accommodations.

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  • Early October: Check for an email about on-campus housing with a link to your online contract.
  • By December 1: Complete and submit your housing and meal plan contract and housing options.
  • Early January: Check your UVM email for your housing assignment and important move-in details.
  • January 12: Move in to your residence hall!


Housing contracts open October 1 and close December 1. Check your UVM email for details.