Living in the residence halls is an important part of your experience at the Storrs campus. Make plans to visit and take advantage of a campus tour from the Lodewick Visitors Center.
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. When you contact our office, please identify yourself as a Campus Change Student.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Campus Change students guaranteed housing?
Most Fall 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 Fall 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 their 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 housing and by February 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.
What is the duration of the housing contract?
Students who submit a housing application for the fall 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.
Are there penalties for 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. 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 byvisiting Housing Options on our website. Most rooms are designed for two people, however, some triple and single rooms are available on a limited basis.