First-year students at convocation

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.

We look forward to your arrival and invite you to start exploring Learning Communities now!




Please note that these dates are tentative and may be subject to change.

  • February 12 through May 5: Access and review your housing and meal plan contract at housing.uvm.eduExplore Learning Community options and rank preferences on your contract.
  • Monday, May 22nd: Check your UVM email for your Learning Community placement and move-in dates. 
  • June 13th through July 25th: Room selection by learning community (students will have an opportunity to pick their rooms within their assigned learning communities). 
  • Late July through early August: Virtual ResLife Information Sessions! Check back here or at the Orientation website for dates & times. Session topics:
    • The Residential Experience – This session is designed for you to understand what the residential experience for our students will entail. 
    • Now you know! – Scheduled after housing assignments are released, this session will address commonly asked questions about contacting roommate(s), billing, and more! 
    • Ready for move-in? – What’s in my room?  Can I bring my bike?  We know you have questions, join us for helpful information and tips as you prepare for the big day.
  • August 3rd - Room assignments and roommates will be released via email notification.
  • August 23rd: Move in and Orientation for the following Learning Communities:
    • The Honors College
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Leadership & Social Change
    • Wellness Environment (WE) - [CCHR floors 7, 6, 5, 4-East]
  • August 24th: Move in and Orientation for the following Learning Communities:
    • Arts and Creativity
    • Cultural Crossroads
    • Liberal Arts Scholars Program (LASP)
    • Outdoor Experience
    • Sustainability
    • Wellness Environment (WE) - [CCHR floors 4-West, 3, 2]
    • Gaming Community