Dear Students and Families: The situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is evolving rapidly both here in the United States and overseas. Travel restrictions and health advisories may soon be increased. In order to help slow the spread of the virus, and because residence hall accommodations involve close proximity to others and shared bathrooms, the University of Vermont strongly encourages students not to return to campus residence halls, in order to safeguard their health and well-being.

To help support you through this transition, we are opening the halls on Saturday, March 14 at 8 a.m. for students who need to live on-campus and for students who need to retrieve items (especially essential items and those needed for remote learning, such as class-related electronics and books). Students will be expected to retrieve these items by Wednesday, March 18 at 10 a.m. For students who are unable to retrieve items required for participation in remote instruction, we are developing a process for shipping essential items. Students who are able to take all of their belongings with them by Wednesday, March 18 at 10 a.m. may do so.

We have asked you to fill out the COVID-19 HOUSING PLANNING FORM located on myHousing by 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. We will use this information to provide students the correct access to buildings and resources. Any changes to your housing plans should be disclosed by cancelling your existing COVID-19 Housing Planning Form and resubmitting a new one.

In summary, please observe the following steps:

For additional information, or if you have questions, please access the following resources:


Thank you for your partnership,

Rafael Rodriguez

Executive Director of Residential Life