Living at Stamford

Exterior view of the Stamford Dorm (Residence Hall) on July 6, 2017. (Ryan Glista/UConn Photo)Students at UConn Stamford talking in the hall before class on Oct. 18, 2017. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)A two bedroom, three student suite of new dormitory housing for students at the UConn Stamford campus on Aug. 16, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)Students in a suite at the UConn Stamford residence hall on Sept. 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)A panoramic viewe of a two bedroom, three student suite of new dormitory housing for students at the UConn Stamford campus on Aug. 16, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)Students study in a lounge at the UConn Stamford residence hall on Sept. 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)Student's at UConn Stamford studying with the Students Today Huskies Forever slogan printed on the wall on Oct. 18, 2017. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)Exterior view of the Stamford Residence Hall (Dorm) at dusk and night on Oct. 18, 2017. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Welcome to the Stamford campus!

Students who choose to #LiveOnAndLearn at UConn's Stamford campus live in 3 different buildings! The Stamford campus is also home to 2 Hall Directors, who oversee 14 Resident Assistants (RAs) in the halls.

The main Residential Life Office is located on the Storrs campus and includes the office for our central Leadership Team, Housing Services Unit, Fiscal Unit, and RA Programs Specialist.

 

Click on any of the icons below to learn more about our specific housing populations and housing processes.

 

Specific Stamford-related housing questions can also be sent to stamfordreslife@uconn.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions about Living at Stamford

Housing Application and Contract Questions

Can I still request to live with my same roommate who I was assigned to live with during the Fall 2020 semester before COVID-19?

The roommate request process closed on July 6. If you requested your roommate and they mutually requested you after you confirmed your housing in your My Housing we are working on assigning you together.

How do I find out the status of my housing application?

You should have already received an email from our office if you filled out the confirmation form. If you are filling out the appeal form after July 6 you will hear your status via email by the end of the day July 24, 2020.

Will there be a room change process this fall?

Given the health and safety concerns and contract guidelines, there will not be a traditional room change process. Room swaps may occur on a case-by-case basis. However, there will need to be a consensus amongst roommates in order for a swap to occur.

How was it determined which students can live on-campus for the fall?

Priority was given to newly admitted students.

I missed the deadline a couple of months ago for on-campus housing. I am reaching out to understand what my housing options are now and how I can go about finding a place to live.

Students may request housing after the deadline by following the process outline below.

  1. Please email livingoncampus@uconn.edu and request to have access to the Stamford Appeal form. Please share your 7 digit student ID (Peoplesoft) number and that you cannot currently see the form.
  2. Login to MyHousing and submit the Housing Request Form.
  3. IMPORTANT:You must also submit a written document explaining why you need to live on campus via the Housing Appeal Request Form. More information regarding your housing status will be shared in July.

When is the last day to cancel my housing?

The housing cancellation fee schedule has been updated due to the changes to campus housing for the fall semester. All on-campus residents will have the option to cancel their housing without cancellation fees until August 14, 2020, by logging into MyHousing and filling out the cancelation form under the application tab. Students who cancel housing after August 14, 2020, will be responsible for 100% of their fall room charges.

If I cancel my fall housing, does that mean I will not be guaranteed housing for the spring 2021 semester?

There will be a process developed for the spring semester for any students who are interested in living on campus.  More information will be available during the fall semester.

If I choose not to live on campus this fall, what do I need to do?

Students who submitted a confirmation form and were approved may cancel their housing by completing the cancellation application in MyHousing by August 14, 2020. Students who did not submit a confirmation form had their applications cancelled. 

Fall Opening and Check-In Questions

What is the move-in process going to look like for the Stamford campus?

Students offered on-campus housing must sign up for a time to check into their assignments. Check-in will be available between August 14 and August 17, 2020, so that residents can be quarantined on campus for up to 14 days after being tested for Covid-19 and before attending in-person classes. A combined quarantine and testing process are intended to allow the University to control for potential false negatives and prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by students who have yet to become infectious. Students will not be allowed to receive their room key or move into the residential facilities until they have been tested for COVID.

Residents will receive communication via email regarding specific details about the move-in/check-in process. Students need to check their email for updates regularly.

 

Will residents be allowed to have another individual with them to assist with move-in?

Residents will be allowed to bring one individual with them to assist with their move-in process.

What items should I bring to campus, do the apartments come with cooking supplies/cleaning supplies?

Our apartments do not come equipped with any kitchen items besides the physical dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, full-size fridge, washer, and dryer. All students will need to bring their own food (especially for the 14-day quarantine), cooking supplies, detergent/bleach, cleaning supplies, toiletries, bedding, and anything else a student believes they will need during the fall semester. Students will be expected to remove their belongings and move out of their on-campus housing at the end of the fall semester.

I received my room assignment, but am not sure what building I will be living.

  • Stamford has three residence halls on campus.
    • If a student is assigned to “Stamford Room Number” they will be placed in 900 WB location. Each room number has 3 digits (ex: 212) and the first number listed is the floor you are assigned to (ex: 212=2nd floor).
    • If a student is assigned to “65 Prospect Room Number/Letter” they will be placed in 65 Prospect. Prospect is 1 digit followed by a letter (ex: 7K) and the number listed is the floor you are assigned to (ex: 7K=7th floor).
    • If a student’s room assignment says the Lillian, the student will stay in our 87 Franklin location. The first number listed is the floor you are assigned to (ex: 3A=3rd floor).

Will there be carts/bins available at move-in?

To reduce touchpoints and follow state health and safety guidelines, we will not be providing carts/bins this year for check-in.

Will there be an early arrival move-in process?

All residents will be required to move-in during the weekend of August 14-17. This is to allow residents to self-quarantine for a 10-14 day period before the semester starting.

Where can I find specific information about the residence hall I am living in?

The Stamford campus has three apartment buildings residents may be assigned to live in. These residence halls are 900 Washington Boulevard, 87 Franklin and 65 Prospect. For helpful information regarding our residence halls, please visit our webpages: 900 Washington Boulevard, 65 Prospect Street, 87 Franklin Street.

Health/Safety Precautions and Changes due to COVID-19

Can students leave campus during quarantine?

The objective of the 14-day self-quarantine for students in residential housing is to create a potential area of protection in a place where control measures such as social distancing and universal masking are not always possible. Limiting potential outside exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 protects everyone in the residential community.

 

What is the guest policy?

No resident may have more than one guest at any given time. At Stamford, only current Stamford residential students are permitted as guests in Stamford residential facilities. No outside guests, including Stamford/Storrs commuters, Storrs residential students, and family/friends, are permitted during the fall semester.

My son/daughter has an underlining condition and wants to live in the residential halls, is there anything specific need to do?

Students needing housing accommodation should register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD).

Do students need to move-out during the break?

Residents will be required to move out during the break. However, residents will receive additional information about the break, including a process for students with extenuating circumstances needing housing.

Residents are expected to remove all of their belongings and move out of on-campus housing and will check in to a spring housing assignment in January. (Date to be determined and communicated to residents during the fall 2020 semester.) Residential Life suggests that residents bring only the items they know they will need during the fall semester when moving into their assigned residence in August. Residents who cannot leave the University may submit a request to remain on campus. The request process, including the criteria for eligibility, will be communicated by October 15, 2020. There will be a charge for winter recess housing.

During quarantine, can students leave to purchase food?

Residents should plan accordingly and purchase groceries and essential needs before the 14-day quarantine.

Will there be cleaning in the residential halls? What about inside my apartment?

Common areas will be cleaned by the university or property management. Residents will be responsible for cleaning their own apartments and have their own cleaning supplies.

Is there a health center on campus at Stamford?

The Stamford Campus does not have a health center on-site. However, we work closely with our community partners, including Stamford Health, Community Health Center, and Revive, to serve our student's needs.