Learning Communities and Special Interest Housing

Learning Communities and Honors 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. Learn more about these opportunities on the Learning Communities page.

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. Learn more about this community on the Honors Housing page.

 

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.

Special Interest Housing

UConn Recovery Community (URC)

The UConn Recovery Community (URC) provides an environment that is supportive to the therapeutic and educational needs of UConn students recovering from addiction. The URC provides support through community building, social support, academic support, substance free activities, advocacy, outreach, and creating greater opportunities to access resources and services available on campus.

Beginning in Spring 2018 the URC will be providing an opportunity for URC members to live together in a supportive, sober community while participating in the URC programs. Recovery Housing is on a first come first serve basis.  Students in recovery, with three (3) month’s sobriety and abstinence from substances may be eligible for recovery housing.

Eligible students in recovery may apply by doing the following:

  • Indicating they are interested in recovery housing on their Residential Life Housing Application
  • Applying for URC Membership - Contact Eileen Stone, Director of Wellness & Prevention Services, at (860) 486-9431 or at eileen.stone@uconn.edu

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 students of any gender 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/.

Husky Village
Housing for Fraternities and Sororities. Husky Village opened in Fall 2004 for fraternities and sororities at UConn. This area offers 301 beds in six three-story buildings; four buildings offer 60 beds each, and two buildings offer 30 beds, with a student Resident Assistant staffed throughout the area. Each building is split in half and each half houses one organization. Buildings A-D are the largest buildings housing a total of 240 residents, these buildings are referred to as “The Thirties”. Buildings E & F have a total of 60 residents and are referred to as “The Fifteens”. Learn more about this community on the Husky Village page.

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