The UVM 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. 

Learn More About Each Learning Community! 

Arts & Creativity

Global Connections

Innovation &



Outdoor Experience

Leadership &
Social Change


Gaming Collective

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I find more information about my Learning Community (LC) options?
A: Explore Learning Communities and meet with LC staff during Admitted Student Visit Days.

Q: How do I apply to a Learning Community?
A: When you fill out your housing contract, rank LCs in your order of preference—no application needed!

Q: Where are Learning communities located?
A:  Find location details for each LC on their respective web pages and also on your housing contract.

Q: What if my preferences change?
A: You can re-rank your LC preferences as long as the contract is open.

Q: When do I choose my learning community?
A: Rank your learning communities in order of preference when filling out your housing contract. 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.