Buckley / Shippee – 1st Year Honors Housing

The Buckley/Shippee residential area provides a unique living experience and is comprised of two residence halls: Buckley Hall and Shippee Hall. Buckley/Shippee is located across from Mirror Lake and near the School of Fine Arts. It is also just a block away from the newly built Storrs Downtown establishment.

Buckley Hall is a first-year area on-campus and is an area designed to help students adjust to college life and the transition to community style living. Students are assigned to these areas with other first year students as roommates. Buckley Hall has a well-equipped gameroom and provides music practice rooms to any on-campus resident (through reservation only). All incoming freshmen Honors students are assigned to Buckley and Shippee Hall. Buckley has a dining hall which allows residents of both Buckley and neighboring Shippee to walk to an eating facility nearby. Bathrooms are communal and shared on each floor.

Shippee Hall is primarily a first-year and second-year area on campus. Students will be assigned to these areas with other first-year students as roommates, or with second year students as roommates who are familiar with these areas and can serve as resources and mentors. Shippee Hall currently has two room types, traditional doubles (which share a common bathroom on the floor) and Shippee "C section" rooms, which are double rooms with private bathrooms and have a different price rate from traditional doubles. All Shippee Hall residents have access to Buckley Hall in order to access to the Honors Program Office, located on the first floor of Buckley Hall.

Buckley and Shippee create one community. The two communities participate in the Honors Olympics in September and the Block Party in April. The majority of residents in this area are in the Honors program and there are a large number of events that take place both in Buckley and Shippee; many of them are honors events. Most residents are happy to be in this community and enjoy the camaraderie between the buildings and the relationships that are built.

There are 17 Resident Assistants (RAs) led by 1 Residence Hall Director.

Buckley/Shippee Area Contacts

Office Location: Shippee Hall—Main Floor
Phone: 860-486-3709
Buckley/Shippee Hall Director

Room Amenities

Bedroom Furnishings:
Desk/writing surface

Bed Size:
XL twin (80' x 36")
Bunk, loft or floor

Shippee "C Section" Rooms:
Private bathroom

Hall Features

Buckley Hall:
1 Building
North Tower: 5 Floors
South Tower: 6 Floors

Shippee Hall:
1 Building
6 Floors

Stove, Sink and Microwave Access on floors 2-6

Room Types:
Singles and Doubles

Game rooms w/pool, ping-pong tables
Games and sports equipment checkout at Shippee
Outdoor patio


Basement, each building

Learning Communities:
First Year Honors/Honors
Honors Program Office (Buckley Hall)
Honors UNIV classes in Buckley classroom

No resident student parking on site

Buckley Hall, lower level elevator lobby

Meal Plan:

Closest Dining:
Buckley Dining Hall

Bus Service:
Red Line
Silver Line
Yellow Line
Orange Line

Campus Location

1276 Storrs Rd
Storrs, CT 06269