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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

STEP 1: After May 16, submit your housing and meal plan contract. Login to myResLife, click on Go to myHousing, and under Fall 2017 select 2017-2018 Housing and Meal Plan Contract. (Get help to activate your UVM NetID.)

STEP 2*: After May 16 and after completing Step 1, explore your housing options. Express interest in some programs simply by selecting them from a list; other programs require a short application. Express interest or apply to as many programs as you wish!

STEP 3: Rank your preference for each program if you apply for more than one.

STEP 4: Contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) if you need a housing accommodation.

Deadline is June 30 for all housing contracts, program applications, and accommodations.

Explore Housing Options


*In Fall 2017, this step is optional, but we do expect to place 75% of our first-year students in one of these communities. Our other housing also offers thoughtful, peer-led programming designed to give you a successful start at UVM.


  • Mid-May: Check for an email about on-campus housing with a link to your online contract.
  • By June 30: Complete and submit your housing and meal plan contract and housing options.
  • Mid-August: Check your UVM email for your housing assignment and important move-in details.
  • August 25: Move in to your residence hall!


Housing contracts open May 16 and close June 30. Check your UVM email for details.