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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.


Get Housing: first-time, first-year (FTFY) students admitted for Fall 2018

STEP 1: Submit your housing and meal plan contract. Login to myResLife, click on Go to myHousing, and under Fall 2018 select 2018-2019 Housing and Meal Plan Contract. (Get help to activate your UVM NetID.)

STEP 2: Explore your learning community options and rank your preferences on your contract.

STEP 3: Contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) if you need an ADA housing accommodation.



BY MAY 1: Pay your UVM acceptance fee.

BY MAY 4: Complete your housing and meal plan contract.

END OF MAY: Receive your LC placement.


  • Attend Orientation
  • Request roommate(s)
  • Apply for Enhanced Experience
  • Trade spaces

END OF JULY: Receive your Enhanced Experience decision.

BY MID-AUGUST: Receive your room assignment.

AUGUST 24: Move in to your residence hall!