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!

203-2024 Housing Information

Students approved for Campus Change to Storrs must submit a Housing Application in MyHousing to request on-campus housing. Please email for access if you do not see the form listed under "Applications".


At this time we are planning for a typical, full occupancy for the academic year. If the University makes any changes that may impact residence hall occupancy, housing selection, or the Residency Requirement, students will be updated at the time those changes are announced.



Important Dates

January 1, 2023 2023-2024 Housing Application available in MyHousing
March 3, 2023 Campus Change and Housing Application Due for Fall 2023
March 24, 2023 Roommate pairing opens in MyHousing for Fall selection
April 10 – 28, 2023 Fall 2023 Housing Selection process
June 30, 2023 Residency Requirement Exemption Request deadline for Fall 2023
July 1, 2023 Health History form due to Student Health and Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Are Campus Change students guaranteed housing?

Most campus change students will be required to live on campus as part of the Residency Requirement. Students who have previously lived on campus and campus change to Storrs for may not be eligible for housing selection.

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 or call (860) 486-2020 for more information. Campus Change students are encouraged to request an accommodation by December 1 for spring housing and by February 1 for fall 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 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 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.

How Can I Request a Roommate?

  • Students who are campus changing for the Fall semester may request a roommate through their MyHousing portal. More information can be found on our Selection Central Website.
  • Students who are campus changing for the Spring semester may not request roommates due to space availability.

How Can I Select my On-Campus Assignment?

  • Students who meet all deadlines and are guaranteed on-campus housing will select their assignment through the online selection process.
  • Students who are on the wait list for housing may be assigned housing by a member of our staff if they are offered guaranteed on-campus housing. More information will be shared with students when an on-campus housing offer is made.
  • If applicable, you must be matched with your roommates prior to selecting your housing assignment.

Where can I find the Housing Application?

The housing application can be found on your MyHousing portal. If you do not see the application in your portal, please email to request access to the application. Be sure to include your name and your student ID number in your email.

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 the Summer/Winter before move-in). 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.

Do I fall under the Residency Requirement?

Campus Change students who are under the age of 20 as of the start of the semester fall under the Residency Requirement and are required to live on-campus. Please visit our Residency Requirement website for more information on the Residency Requirement and Exemption Request process.

What if Summer or Winter registration is required for my Campus Change Approval?

Our office will  work with students who require summer or winter intersession registration for their campus change approval, provided the housing application deadline is met.