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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 communites 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 academic engagement outside the classroom, intentional integration of academics, enhanced student connection within themes, and thoughtful programming.

In late October, current on-campus students complete a housing and meal plan contract for the following year. Beginning in late January, incoming students admitted for fall will be able to access UVM’s housing and meal plan contract (after paying their acceptance fee).

 

EXPLORE LEARNING COMMUNITIES

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Wellness Environment (WE) students are committed to keeping their living space a healthy place by focusing on healthy bodies and healthy brains. WE students study neuroscience and receive resources and incentives to live a healthy lifestyle.

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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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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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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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Cultural Crossroads (formerly Language-Culture-Lifestyle/Global Citizens) 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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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 student

Leadership connects change-makers with on-campus clubs and area non-profits to explore and take the lead on issues that matter. The Dewey House for Community Engagement offers an enhanced experience in this community.

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Liberal Arts Scholars Program (LASP) and First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) 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 invitation/application.

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Sustainability

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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Journey to Independence helps juniors and seniors prepare for life after college with opportunities to engage the local community, develop professional skills, and learn lifelong financial literacy skills.

LEARN MORE: JOURNEY TO INDEPENDENCE

 

We expect more than 85% of our first-year students to live in one of the communities described above. But if you choose not to live in one of these communities, our traditional housing offers thoughtful, peer-led programming designed to give you a successful start at UVM.