ResLife Terms & Conditions

The Residential Life Housing and Meal Plan Contract Terms & Conditions is a living document. The Department of Residential Life reserves the right to change, modify, and/or amend any of the information in this document, notifying residential students of policy or procedural changes as they occur. The latest versions of this document are available as a PDF below.  


Possessing or consuming alcohol is prohibited in University housing, even if the student is 21 years of age or older. If under the age of 21, the possession or consumption of alcohol is a crime in the State of Vermont. Additionally, selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor is a crime in the State of Vermont.

The use of any form of cannabis or other drugs is strictly prohibited in University housing and represents a violation of state/federal law and a violation of University policy. The University will enforce the Student Alcohol and Other Drug Use Policy through fines and appropriate disciplinary sanctions up to and including suspension or dismissal from the University. The Department of Residential Life can take additional administrative actions.

More on cannabis

UVM Student Alcohol and Drug Policy (PDF)

SMOKE-FREE HALLS: Smoking any substance or creating smoke through the use of incense, candles, or other scented or unscented smoke-producing items, including electronic cigarettes and hookahs, is strictly prohibited.

TOBACCO-FREE INITIATIVE: UVM is a non-smoking institution, and a completely tobacco-free campus. This initiative prohibits all tobacco use on all University-owned or leased property: no smoking, no e-cigarettes, or tobacco-chewing anywhere on campus, inside or outside. There are no designated smoking areas on campus, not even in parking lots or in cars. We believe this will make a healthier environment for everyone.

Tobacco-Free Information

UVM Tobacco-Free Policy (PDF)


During quiet hours, no noise should be heard from outside a room or suite. Regular quiet hours are:

  • 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
  • 12 midnight to 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday

We ask that students respect courtesy hours within the halls at all times and reduce excessive noise any time it bothers roommates or neighbors. When quiet is requested, noise should not be heard more than five feet outside a room or building. If a room or suite is cited for a noise violation, everyone present will be held accountable. We recommend stepping outside your room to check the volume of your music.