New Residents

Whether you are new to UConn or just new to living on campus in Storrs or Stamford, we strive to make the housing application process as smooth as possible.

 

Important Dates!
Please visit our important dates page, where we outline the complete housing selection timeline.
Know when you need to take action to secure housing!

How to Apply for Housing

Fall Housing

Step 1: Pay the $400 Enrollment Fee
After the deposit is paid, you will have access to MyHousing by using your University NetID and password.
Please note that it takes 3-5 business days for the information to fully integrate into the system and you will receive an email when you can apply.


Step 2: Complete the Housing Application in MyHousing
A confirmation email is automatically sent once an application is submitted in MyHousing. Please contact Residential Life if you do not receive this email. livingoncampus@uconn.edu

Refer to the Residency Requirement Information page for more information.


Step 3: Request a Roommate in MyHousing
Roommate Requests are accepted until June 30.


Step 4: Submit the Health History Form to Student Health and Wellness
Deadlines: July 1 for the Fall semester and January 1 for the Spring semester
studenthealth.uconn.edu/newstudents/


Step 5: Complete Sharing Spaces Module in HuskyCT by August 1
An email announcement will be sent to students once the module is available.

Visit Community Living and Roommate Success for more info.


Step 6: Check your UConn email account
Residential Life will email information regarding roommate matching, housing selection/assignment information.

Spring Housing

How to Apply for Housing – Spring Housing

Step 1: Pay the $400 Enrollment Fee – only applicable to newly admitted 1st year and transfer students
After the deposit is paid, you will have access to MyHousing by using your University NetID and password.
Please note that it takes 3-5 business days for the information to fully integrate into the system and you will receive an email when you can apply.


Step 2: Complete the Housing Application in MyHousing
A confirmation email is automatically sent once an application is submitted in MyHousing. Please contact Residential Life if you do not receive this email. livingoncampus@uconn.edu

Refer to the Residency Requirement Information page for more information.


Step 3: Request a Roommate in MyHousing
Roommate Requests begin on December 20.

New students requesting to live with a current UConn student


Step 4: Submit the Health History Form to Student Health and Wellness
Deadlines: January 1 for the Spring semester
studenthealth.uconn.edu/newstudents/


Step 5: Complete Sharing Spaces Module in HuskyCT
Visit Community Living and Roommate Success for more info.


Step 6: Check your UConn email account
Residential Life will email information regarding roommate matching, housing selection/assignment information.

Ways to Find a Roommate

New students requesting to live with a current UConn student

Provide the following information to livingoncampus@uconn.edu during the time that roommate requests are accepted:

  • Information Needed from New Student:
    • Email Subject: New Student Requesting Current Student as Roommate
    • Include your full name, 7-digit Student ID number, and the full name, 7-digit Student ID number, and assignment for the current student.
  • Information Needed from Current UConn Student:
    • Email Subject: Current Student Requesting New Student as Roommate
    • Include your full name, 7-digit Student ID number, current assignment and the full name/7-digit Student ID number for the new student.
    • Current students must include the following statement: "I agree to be reassigned/relocated in order to live with my preferred roommate"

Tutorial: Forming a Roommate Group in MyHousing

Students with Disabilities Housing Accommodations

Students with a documented health/medical condition or disability which may impact their living environment must contact the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) to register and request a housing accommodation.

Students are encouraged to register by July 1 for Fall semester and by December 1 for Spring semester. Requests received after July 1/December 1 may not be honored due to availability.

Center for Students with Disabilities

First Year Selection FAQs

When do I select as a new student?

Fall 2023

July 17 July 18 July 19 July 20 July 21
Roommate pair selection Roommate pair selection · Roommate pair selection

· New/continuing roommate pair selection

· First year Honors selection

· Learning Community selections

· First year Honors selection

· Learning Community selections

July 24 July 25 July 26 July 27 July 28
· Transfer student selection (individual students)

· CSD accommodation selection

· Transfer student selection (individual students)

· Gender Inclusive community selection

First year student selection (individual students) · First year student selection (individual students)

· Graduate student selection

First year student selection (individual students)

 

Spring 2024

January 3 January 4
Students returning from an Off-Campus Program, Incoming Exchange Students and Campus Change Newley Admitted 1st year and transfer students.

If I request my roommate after June 30, can I live with them? (Fall Only)

Fall

-The roommate request process opens in MyHousing on May 6 and will run through the length of the New Student Selection process. Students who are eligible for Selection may select their roommate at any time during this process.

-Please note, all students must be eligible for the online selection process to participate in roommate matching.

-Reslife will make efforts, where possible, to accommodate roommate requests after June 30.  All requests may not be possible due to timing of request and availability of spaces.

 

 

I am a new student and want to live with a transfer student, how do I make this request?

-New students are able to request roommates in their MyHousing account, using search criteria by name or student ID number.

I am a new student and want to live with a current student, how do I make this request?

Fall

Each student needs to email livingoncampus@uconn.edu with their request and include the name and student ID number of their requested roommate. These requests will be accepted May 1-June 30.  Typically, in order to accommodate students together, the continuing student agrees to leave the space which they selected.  The new student acknowledges that they will be assigned by Residential Life staff, instead of participating in the online selection.

Spring

Each student needs to email livingoncampus@uconn.edu with their request and include the name and student ID number of their requested roommate. Due to limited space, we cannot guarantee these requests.

If I am accepted to Honors/an LC am I able to select my housing?

- Students that are accepted into Honors/an LC are able to select housing within the designated spaces for the Honors/LC

If I am accepted to Honors/an LC who can I live with?

Students that live in Honors/an LC are only able to roommate match with another member of Honors or their LC.

What rooms am I able to see if I am selecting in a Honors/LC/special interest process?

Students that are selecting a space as part of Honors/LC/special interest will only be able to view spaces that are part of their special interest community. They will not be able to view spaces outside of their Honors/LC/special interest community.

If I am admitted or apply for housing after selection times have been released, how will I receive my assignment?

-Students who are admitted or apply for housing after selection times have been released may be assigned housing by a member of our staff. Once the assignments have been finalized, students will be notified via email.

What happens if I don’t like the spaces in selection and I don’t choose?

- Students that do not select a space in selection will be assigned to a space by Residential Life staff.

How do I participate in selection if I don’t have a roommate identified/matched?

-Students who do not have a roommate identified/matched may still participate in selection. Students participating in selection as an individual will be able to select from all available spaces at their selection time. You should expect to live in a space that is fully occupied, and another individual participating in Selection is likely to choose the other space in your room.

How are selection times generated?

- Selection times for incoming new students will be randomized.

What are the areas of campus/types of rooms that will be available in selection? (include transfer and first year info)

Freshmen
There are designed freshman and sophomore areas of campus, including Werth Tower (primarily students in Learning Communities), Alumni Quadrangle, Towers Quadrangle, Buckley/Shippee (Honors students only), and Hicks and Grange Halls (East Campus). These areas are designed to help students adjust to college life and transition to community style living. Students will be selecting their assignments primarily located within these areas with other freshmen students as roommates, or with 2nd year students as roommates who are familiar with these areas and can serve as resources. The majority of rooms on campus are doubles, so most freshmen will live in these types of spaces. There are some triples and quads that will be available through the online selection process.

Transfers
Newly admitted transfer students will primarily select their own assignments throughout the residential communities on campus. Transfer students are eligible to live in all types of communities, including suite and apartment style areas, and may be selecting with or near other transfer students. The Transfer Community is located in Busby Suites. Students interested in this community are encouraged to apply early.

Will there be rooms available for groups of 3 or 4?

-The majority of housing on the Storrs Campus are double rooms in traditional halls. There are a very limited number of spaces that can accommodate groups of 3 and 4.

What if I want a single room?

-The majority of housing on the Storrs Campus are double rooms in traditional halls. Students should expect to have a roommate. If you have a medical need for a single please contact the Center for Students with Disabilities.

How do I request a medical accommodation?

-Students who have a medical need for a housing accommodation should reach out directly to the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). Any housing accommodations approved by the CSD will be communicated directly to our office. Residential Life will work in partnership with the CSD to provide a housing assignment that meets approved accommodation needs, pending availability.