Learning Communities and Special Interest Housing

Learning Communities
Make campus life a more rewarding adventure by choosing to live on a residence hall floor with people who share your interests, lifestyle or commitment to a major. Students have the opportunity to make connections with their class and floormates and can support each other both in and outside of the classroom. LC residents take a seminar course together and get involved in activities and events on campus. There are also unique opportunities to get to know faculty, staff, and student peer mentors in a close-knit community setting. More »

Gender Inclusive Housing
The University of Connecticut seeks to provide a living environment welcoming to all gender identities; one not limited to the traditional gender binary. Gender Inclusive Housing allows for same-gender, opposite-gender or other-gender identities to live together regardless of biological sex. Students living in Gender Inclusive Housing are assigned to the 1st and 2nd floors of Whitney Hall in East Campus primarily two people in each room. Gender Transitioning Students: Students who are undergoing a gender transition process can find resources available at http://ode.uconn.edu/additional-resources/.

Honors Housing
Most first-year students entering the Honors Program will live together in an Honors residential community in Buckley or Shippee Hall. Individuals living in this community will have the benefits of living, studying, and socializing together with other high-achieving students. More »

Honors Housing After the First Year
After the first year, Honors students can continue living in Honors housing on a space available basis, or choose from a variety of housing options available in non-Honors buildings during room selection. Returning Honors students may choose to live in Brock Hall (traditional-style hall) in Alumni and Snow Hall (suite-style residence hall) in South Campus. Housing in an Honors community after the first year is not guaranteed, nor does Residential Life or the Honors Program guarantee on campus housing for four years.

Veterans Community
The Veterans Community is a partnership between the Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs, Department of Residential Life, and students committed to creating a community for student veterans that provides support, connection, and resources for veterans that promotes success and growth among student veterans. The primary mission of the Veterans Community is to help veterans transition from military to student life in a supportive environment.This community is located within South Campus, with four students assigned to each suite (two students in each bedroom of the suite). Within the community, veterans can participate in programs and events that allow for peer learning and connection with other veterans. This community is dedicated to helping veterans navigate the complexities of the college experience and making a successful transition from military life to civilian life. To request to live in the Veterans Community, or for more information, please contact Nikki Cole in the Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs at (860) 486-3802 or nikki.cole@uconn.edu.

Student Veteran Roommate Options
Residential Life supports the success of student veterans. Student veterans (individuals with prior military service), who elect to live in on-campus housing but do not wish to live in the Veterans Community may request to live with a fellow student veteran or an older student by following the steps below. Questions? Contact Residential Life at (860) 486-2926.

  • Complete the housing application in ApplyOnline
  • Request a veteran/older student roommate in MyHousing > Personal Preferences
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