Campus Change Students

As a regional campus student, it is important to remember that you are a current UConn student, and you will be treated as such. If you call our office, please identify yourself as a Campus Change Student.

The information on this page is intended for students who are coming to Storrs for spring 2019. If you are planning to campus change for fall 2019, please check back in the spring.

Living in the residence halls is an important part of your experience at the Storrs campus! You should make plans to visit the campus and take advantage of a campus tour from the Lodewick Visitors Center. On the tour you'll see a dining hall and a model residence hall room.

All students who are interested in living on campus must apply for housing in order to be assigned a space in a residence hall. The staff in Housing Services can answer all of your questions about the housing application process.

Thinking ahead about what it will be like to live in a residence hall can help ease the transition when you arrive and move in. To start planning, be sure to explore the Community Living and Items to Bring pages, which have lots of helpful information. The On-Campus Housing Contract also provides important information you should review with your family.

If you need more information be sure to Contact Us!

On-Campus Housing Process: Storrs Campus

Housing Application Process: Storrs Campus Change

Please review the steps below for specific information related to applying for housing as a campus change student

Step 1: Complete the Campus Change Form

  • The change of campus to Storrs must be approved by November 16, 2018 to meet the housing deadline.

Step 2: Complete the Housing Application in MyHousing as a Current Student

  • Students must submit the housing application by November 16, 2018 to be considered on-time.
  • The application is available in MyHousing and is a two-part application (first a "How to Apply" application where you would indicate that you are a current UConn student, and then the current student application will be visible under Applications).
  • A confirmation email is automatically sent once an application is submitted. Please contact Residential Life if you do not receive this communication.

Step 3: Participate in the 2018-2019 Online Housing Selection

  • Campus Change students who are eligible for housing selection will participate in the online process as any other current UConn student.
    Please visit Housing Selection Central for more details on this process
  • Students in the Spring to Storrs program will be assigned housing and will not be able to participate in housing selection. Please note: Spring to Storrs students are first year students.

Step 4: Complete the Sharing Spaces Module by mid-January

  • This module in HuskyCT will help residents learn strategies to develop positive roommate relationships
  • An email announcement will be sent once the module is available

Step 5: Submit verification of meningitis vaccination to Student Health Services

  • Visit https://shs.uconn.edu for more information
  • This information must be on file by January 2, 2019

Important Dates

November 16, 2018 Housing Application Deadline
Campus Change Approval Deadline
December 13-14, 2018 Spring 2019 Housing Selection in MyHousing
January 2, 2019 Meningitis Vaccination due to Student Health Services
January 20-21, 2019  Spring 2019 move-in for all residents

Spring to Storrs Students

Students in the Spring to Storrs program will be assigned housing and will not be able to participate in housing selection for their spring 2019 assignment. Please note: Spring to Storrs students are first year students.

Students In-Queue for Housing

The following students are placed in-queue for housing and are not immediately guaranteed housing at the time of their application:

  • Campus Change students who miss the housing application or campus change approval of November 16, 2018 deadline
  • Campus Change students who previously lived on the Storrs campus and complete the housing application.

Students Cancelling Housing

Campus Change students who apply for housing after January 15, 2019 will be responsible for a $500 cancellation fee if they remain Storrs students but elect to cancel their housing. Please visit the 2018-2019 Cancellation Policy page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on the banner to see answers to our frequently asked questions:

Are Campus Change students guaranteed housing?

Campus Change students (who have not previously lived on the Storrs campus) are guaranteed four semesters of housing provided that all deadline/requirements are met. Once a student declines housing they forfeit all housing guarantees.

How are room assignments made?

Campus Change students who have met all deadlines and are eligible to select housing,w ill select a room online December 13-14, 2018. Students who fail to select housing during their process will be placed by Residential Life staff after the process concludes.

Can I request to live with a specific student?

  • Yes--students who are eligible for housing selection will select their own room and roommates online. Eligible students are able to select and change their intended roommates from the time that roommate pairing opens in the selection system until their selection is made.
  • Students who are in-queue for housing are not eligible to be pulled into a room through housing selection and will not appear in the system.

How will you consider my medical needs when making my assignment?

Students who have documented disabilities that may impact their living environment are encouraged to request a housing accommodation with
appropriate documentation regarding the disability at the Center for students with Disabilities (CSD). Students who request a housing  accommodation must meet all Residential Life deadlines (including application deadlines). The CSD staff will determine if an accommodation is necessary and if so, make a recommendation to Residential Life.

Visit www.csd.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2020 for more information. Students are encouraged to request an accommodation by December 1, 2018 for Spring 2019.

How will Residential Life communicate with me?

  • Residential Life utilizes the UConn email system exclusively to communicate with students on a regular basis. It is important to regularly check this email account to stay informed about important housing related updates. Students will receive their housing assignments in their UConn email accounts.
  • Residential Life is not responsible for email messages not received by students.

What is the duration of the housing contract?

  • Students who submit a housing application are bound to the terms and conditions of the housing contract for both semesters (fall and spring terms). The occupancy period is for the full academic year; cancelling the contract to live off campus may result in a financial penalty.

Are there penalties for cancelling housing?

Please visit the 2018-2019 Cancellation Policy page for specific details on cancelling housing. 

What if I don’t get along with my roommate?

Living with someone is a great opportunity to develop life-long relationships, even though it can be a challenging new experience. Before arriving to campus, students complete the Sharing Spaces Module online, which includes tips on fostering a positive roommate relationship (available Winter 2018). Students who experience difficulties with their roommate(s) are encouraged to seek out help from their HD (Hall Director). HDs are professional staff members trained to assist students in resolving conflicts with other students. Students can also choose to participate in up to five different room change processes held throughout the year.

Can I smoke in my room?

All state-owned buildings, including residence halls, are smoke-free per Connecticut State Law. Residential Life collects information on smoking preferences in an effort to facilitate compatible roommate pairings, when possible.

Is one area better to live in than others?

Students find benefits in each residential area. The single most important factor in determining a student’s level of happiness on campus is a willingness to communicate and compromise with roommates and floor-mates. The University of Connecticut owns and operates over 100 residential communities. Each building/area is unique and offers a variety of programs and activities to residents. You can view specific information and descriptions for each campus area by clicking on Housing Options on our website. Most rooms are designed for two people, however, some triple and single rooms are available on a limited basis.

Resources