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.

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

 

Please note that after this video was recorded, the Residency Requirement for Campus Change students was adjusted slightly.

Students campus changing to the Storrs campus for fall 2020 who are age 19 or younger as of August 31, 2020 will be required to live on-campus. 

Students who are age 20 or older as of August 31, 2020 will not be required to live on-campus.

Please visit the Residency Requirement website for additional information.

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 March 6, 2020 to meet the housing deadline.

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

  • Students must submit the housing application by March 6, 2020 to be considered on-time.
  • The application is available in MyHousing.
  • 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 Fall 2020 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-Fall 2020 Semester for more details on this process.

Step 4: Complete the Sharing Spaces Module during Summer 2020

  • 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 July 1, 2020

Residency Requirement Information

Important Dates

March 6, 2020 Housing Application Deadline
Campus Change Approval Deadline
March - April 2020 Fall 2020 Housing Selection in MyHousing
Summer 2020 Sharing Spaces Module Available
July 1, 2020 Meningitis Vaccination due to Student Health Services
August 29, 2020  Fall 2020 move-in for all residents

Students on the Waiting List for Housing

The following students are placed on the waiting list 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 deadline on March 6, 2020.
  • Campus Change students who previously lived on the Storrs campus and complete the housing application.

Students Cancelling Housing

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page for more information about cancelling housing. Some campus change students may not be eligible to cancel housing due to the Residency Requirement.

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, will select a room online in March - April 2020. 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?

  • Roommate requests are not available for the spring 2020 housing selection process.

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. Campus Change students are encouraged to request an accommodation by December 1 for spring 2020 housing and by February 2020 for fall 2020 housing.

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 for fall 2020 housing are bound to the terms and conditions of the housing contract for the full academic year (fall and spring terms). Cancelling the contract to live off campus may result in a financial penalty.
  • Students who submit a housing application for spring 2021 housing are bound to the terms and conditions of the housing contract for the remainder of the academic year (spring term). Cancelling the contract to live off campus may result in a financial penalty.

Are there penalties for cancelling housing?

Please visit the Cancellation Policy page for specific details on cancelling housing. Campus change students may not be eligible to cancel housing due to the Residency Requirement.

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 Summer 2020). 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.

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