For most UVM students, the housing experience takes place in Learning Communities, which are designed to bring students with a shared interest together and—most importantly—provide a feeling of home.

Learning Communities are built around a common theme, faculty engagement, and easily accessible events and activities coordinated by a dedicated program staff.

These communities create opportunities for engagement outside of the classroom, intentional integrative learning, enhanced student connection within themes, and thoughtful programming.

Early spring semester, current on-campus students complete a housing and meal plan contract for the following year. In mid-February, incoming first-time, first-year students admitted for fall will be able to access UVM’s housing and meal plan contract after paying their acceptance fee.



Arts and Creativity allows you to cultivate your creativity and celebrate the arts while connecting with faculty, staff, and artists within UVM and the wider Burlington community.

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Global Connections (formerly Cultural Crossroads) is where you can learn through special guest lectures, interactive dialogue, field trips, and more—while connecting with students, faculty, and staff from all over the globe.

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The Honors College provides a multi-disciplinary academic challenge that complements and enriches the entire undergraduate experience. Students invited to the Honors College are also invited to live in University Heights North.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship is where you can (in the birthplace of Burton and Ben & Jerry's) develop the next big idea that could solve a global problem, launch a business, or design the future.

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Leadership & Social Change gives students the opportunity to learn to take a lead on issues that matter. Connect with Burlington community partners to find your passions, and enhance your strengths and talents. Learn to lead from anywhere, not just the top. Be a change-maker in a community that cares!

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Liberal Arts Scholars Program (LASP) Options for first-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences, students in these full-year programs dive deep into big questions through 4-6 connected courses or join a community to support their work in first-year science courses. Admission is by application.

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Outdoor Experience fosters a space for continual development of self, teamwork, and leadership. Residents who seek to become better students and an active part of their community—all while exploring the outdoors—will find a home here.

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Sustainability is a place where students can celebrate a connection to the natural world and seek to deepen and celebrate their sense of place—the built environments that we inhabit, and the natural landscape that surrounds us.

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Wellness Environment (WE) students are committed to building a healthy brain through fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and relationships. WE students study neuroscience and receive resources and incentives to live a healthy lifestyle (e.g., Peloton bikes, in-house fitness centers, yoga classes, etc). All WE students are required to sign the WE Code, where they promise to keep drugs, alcohol, and their influence out of the Environment.

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Gaming Collective Whether you prefer to play on a console, field, lawn, or board, level-up your game in this brand-new community! The Gaming Collective will be located in Jeanne Mance Hall, on our North/Trinity Campus.