Students walking along road

Prepare yourself for life after college by building life skills where you live. Learn to plan and manage your finances, explore and create your career, connect with University and Burlington community resources—and develop habits for lifelong success.

In this community, you help design the experience! We tailor our in-hall professional development opportunities to your needs and future career pursuits. Opportunities for engagement include healthy cooking on a budget, business etiquette dinners, community service projects, and field trips to explore Burlington and surrounding communities.

for juniors and seniors who want to start adulting.

Prepare for life after college while you enjoy a more flexible living situation.

Our Learning Community collaborates with the Career Center, Office of Student and Community Relations, and UVM Dining. We work together  to create learning opportunities for students to connect with their surrounding neighborhood, participate in  résumé-building activities and develop leadership and professional skills.


Experience the new Jeanne Mance.

Join a small, tight-knit community of students from diverse majors, identities, and interests.

  • 15-minute walk to the Davis Center
  • Newly renovated Journey to Independence lounge
  •  In-hall dining kiosk (Twelve)
  •  5 minutes to CarShare car
  •  Guaranteed non-triple room if you rank JTI first on your contract
  • Opportunities to interact with UVM alumni, neighbors, and local organizations
  • Access to programming specifically geared toward helping you prepare for adulting after UVM



  • No credit check, no security deposit, no lease to sign, and no need to find a subletter if your housing plans change mid-year
  • One charge per semester includes all utilities, internet, and laundry
  • Professional staff on call 24/7 to respond to urgent maintenance and health/safety concerns
  • All halls fully equipped for fire safety
  • Main desk open 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. for lockouts and package pickup



  • No more than one prior conduct incident for which you have been found responsible
  • Completion of your on-campus housing requirement (if you had one)


Location: Jeanne Mance Hall


Haley ClaytonHaley Clayton
Program Director


Ashley CalixtoAshley Calixto
Program Coordinator


Vera CottenVera Cotten
Area Coordinator


Joel OntiverosJoel Ontiveros
Assistant Residence Director


Cindy RubalcabaCindy Rubalcaba
Office Manager

Campus: Central/North
Building: Jeanne Mance
Main Desk: Jeanne Mance Lobby - 802.656.2598
Office Manager: 802.565-2598 or 802.656.9398


Mailing Address:
Student First and Last Name
Hall Name / Room Number (or box #)
394 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05405