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First-time, first-year students are required to live on campus their first four semesters.

Returner room selection is how current on-campus students select their room for the following year.

 

New this year:

  • Housing and meal plan contracts for 2018-2019 are offered and completed in the fall semester before Thanksgiving Break.
  • Preferences for specific learning communities or traditional (unprogrammed) housing are included on the contract.
  • In late January, you can also opt to apply for more in-depth programming experiences in your learning community.
  • Returning students who have completed a 2018-2019 housing and meal plan contract will select their rooms in March. 

 

RETURNER room SELECTION DETAILS:

STEPS TO GET A ROOM

STEP 1: COMPLETE YOUR HOUSING AND MEAL PLAN CONTRACT.

  • The 2018-2019 contract is open October 30-November 13, 2017 to returners currently living on campus.
  • Go to myResLife, click on Go to myHousing and select 2018-2019 housing and meal plan contract to complete the contract.
  • You must rank learning communities in the order of preference. If you do not wish to be considered for a learning community, rank traditional (unprogrammed)  highest.
  • Gender-inclusive housing is available in many residence halls. Please contact ResLife for more information.

 

STEP 2: (OPTIONAL) APPLY FOR IN-DEPTH PROGRAMS IN YOUR LEARNING COMMUNITY.

  • After being placed in a learning community, returning students will then have the option of applying for more in-depth programs that exist in some of them. Examples include Living/Learning programs in Language, Culture, Lifestyle/Global Citizens, the Dewey House program in Leadership, the Compass program in Outdoor Experience, and the GreenHouse program in Sustainability.
  • In-depth applications open January 29, 2018 and close February 9, 2018.

 

STEP 3: GET YOUR LOTTERY NUMBER AND SELECT YOUR ROOM!

After you complete the first two steps, and before your room selection event in March, we'll email you a lottery number with details on how and when to select your room.

  • Everyone who submits a housing and meal plan contract by the November 13, 2017 deadline will receive a lottery number to select a room prior to their room selection event.
  • Lottery numbers are randomly generated based on class year, as determined by completed academic credit. Your lottery number determines the day and time you'll go online and select a room.
  • Students who have mutually preferenced each other as roommates on their contracts* will receive an email with details about how to choose a room together, as space permits.

IMPORTANT DATES

ROOM SELECTION EVENT DATE
Contract opens at myResLife for returners October 30, 2017
Deadline for housing and meal plan contracts November 13, 2017 (end of the day)
Deadline for SAS* housing accommodation requests November 15, 2017
In-depth program applications open January 29, 2018
Deadline for all in-depth program applications* February 9, 2018
Living/Learning room assignments finalized March 2, 2018
Honors College room assignments finalized March 2, 2018
Junior/Senior Housing room selection March 19, 2018
Arts and Creativity room selection March 19, 2018
Language, Culture, Lifestyle/Global Citizens room selection March 21, 2018
Innovation and Entrepreneurship room selection March 21, 2018
Leadership/Dewey House room selection March 23, 2018
Outdoor Experience room selection March 23, 2018
Sustainability/GreenHouse room selection March 25, 2018
Wellness Environment room selection March 27, 2018
Traditional (unprogrammed) housing room selection March 29, 2018

*Student Accessibility Services

LEARNING COMMUNITY PLACEMENT

Beginning Fall 2018, all returning students will be placed in one of these nine learning communities or in traditional (unprogrammed) housing:

  • Wellness Environment – Christie, Wright, Patterson
  • Honors College – University Heights North
  • Journey to Independence (Junior/Senior Housing) – Jeanne Mance
  • Arts and Creativity – Hunt, McCann, Ready, Richardson, Sichel
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Simpson
  • Language, Culture, Lifestyle/Global Citizens – L/L A, B, C, E and Marsh, Tupper
  • Leadership – Davis and Wing
  • Outdoor Experience – Coolidge, Redstone, Slade
  • Sustainability – University Heights South, Harris
  • Traditional (unprogrammed) Housing – various locations across campus

 

These choices will be listed on your housing and meal plan contract.

  • You are required to rank them from high to low (1-10) based on your level of interest.
  • You will be placed in the highest-ranked learning community that has a space.
  • We will notify you when your learning community placement is available (end of fall semester... the week of Dec. 18). You can then view it in myResLife.
  • At the beginning of the spring semester you can apply for any optional in-depth program offered in your learning community (such as Living/Learning programs in Language, Culture, Lifestyle/Global Citizens, the Dewey House program in Leadership, the Compass program in Outdoor Experience, the GreenHouse program in Sustainability, etc.).

WHEN AND HOW TO CHOOSE A ROOMMATE

When the 2018-2019 contract opens on October 30, you will not yet have the option to choose a roommate. However, choosing a roommate is possible after your learning community placement is determined (end of fall semester).

Your housing contract will reopen from January 29-February 9, 2018 if you would like to preference a roommate in the same learning community as you.

 

How to preference one roommate if you would like to live in a double:

  • On your housing and meal plan contract, enter the NetID (e.g. jsmith) of the person you wish to room with.
  • Your intended roommate must also preference you the same way.
  • Roommate preferences must be mutual and cannot be added after February 9, 2018.
  • Be sure to click confirm to save your preference.
  • Roommate preferences are not guaranteed (but we will do our best!)

 

How to preference two roommates if you would like to live in a triple:

  • Email reslife@uvm.edu by noon on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for instructions on how to edit your contract to add two roommates.
  • All three students hoping to sign up together in a triple room together must complete this process in order to be eligible.
  • Be sure to click confirm to save your preference.
  • Sorry, no preferences can be added after February 9, 2018.
  • Please note that not all communities/buildings have triple rooms.

 

When do roommates choose a room?

  • Mutual roommate pairs or trios will choose a room together with no additional (non-preferenced) roommates as space permits.
  • Mutual roommate pairs or trios will be emailed details on how to select a room together. One person will select a room, and the other(s) will be pulled in and assigned automatically.
  • Roommate pairs or trios who do not choose a room during their designated time will invalidate the roommate preference and will select (or be assigned to) rooms separately.
  • If at any time prior to fall opening a triple room is not at full occupancy, it is the responsibility of the remaining resident(s) to identify an eligible replacement(s) willing to move into the vacant space(s). If a replacement(s) cannot be found, ResLife reserves the right to relocate the remaining resident(s)—which, depending on available space, could be in different rooms.
  • During the academic year, triple rooms are used to expand housing capacity when necessary. As space permits, they are converted back to double rooms. When this occurs, the double rate will be charged to the remaining two students on a prorated daily basis. Read more about room rate adjustments.

myResLife

Log in to my ResLife to check your 2018-2019 on-campus residency requirement and access the housing contract.