Storrs New Student Central

Living on-campus at the University of Connecticut is a wonderful, positive experience. The impact that on-campus living has on a student's academic and social life is significant. To create a positive learning community, each resident must take an active role in the development of the living environment. Residential Life staff are excited about collaborating with you to develop a positive community in your residential area.

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Looking to discuss student information with the Department of Residential Life?  Students need to provide explicit consent to allow this communication to occur. More information can be found on the University’s “Share My Information” page.

Who's who?

A guide to Residential Life staff that you may work with during your time on campus

Please click on our contact pages to reach specific staff:

Hall Directors  Residential Life Staff

Resident Assistants (RAs)

  • Resident Assistants (RAs) are paraprofessional student staff and are typically undergraduates, although some are graduate students. There are approximately 300 RAs in the residential areas of campus. RAs are usually located on the residential floor and have received special training relative to student needs, campus resources, conflict resolution, and overall University policies and procedures.
  • The Resident Assistant (RA) position is a premier leadership opportunity for students. RAs are student peer leaders responsible for entire communities of resident students. The RA position is more than just a job; it is a leadership journey that will challenge and offer opportunities for success and development at UConn.
  • For more information about qualifications and responsibilities, please visit the Resident Assistant page on our website.

Assistant Residence Hall Directors

  • Assistant Residence Hall Directors (ARHDs) are graduate students enrolled in the Higher Education Student Affairs Master's program at UConn. They live in apartments in the residence halls and provide support to the Hall Director or Assistant Director for the overall administration of services provided to students in their respective hall or area.

Hall Directors (HDs)

  • Hall Directors (HDs) are full-time professional staff who hire, train, and supervise the Resident Assistants and Assistant Residence Hall Directors. All of these staff members have prior residence hall experience and Master's degrees. Hall Directors live on-campus and have offices in the areas for which they are responsible. Hall Directors serve as campus resources, educators, advisors, and student conduct officers.

Assistant Directors of Residential Education (ADs)

  • Assistant Directors of Residential Education supervise hall staff and are full-time professional staff with Master's degrees and five or more years of full-time residence hall experience. The Assistant Director is responsible for an area of approximately 2,500 students, 3-6 Hall Directors, and approximately 60 Resident Assistants. The Assistant Director works with and through their staff to better connect students to each other and UConn.

Housing Services Staff

  • Housing Services staff are responsible for room assignments and room changes throughout the calendar year. They also oversee the housing application process, housing selection, and the contract release process. Most of the print and email communication sent throughout the year to students and parents, including the departmental website, originates in the Housing Services unit.

Billing and Fiscal Staff

  • The financial staff manage complex billing processes to generate and reconcile housing revenue from resident room fees and related fees in conjunction with the Bursar’s Office.  They also direct procedures and audit financial controls for purchasing, accounting systems, finance report generation, and the oversight of a multi-million dollar departmental budget which includes forecasting for future budgetary needs.

Residential Life staff stand with family on move in day

The Housing Application Process

Housing Application Process: Storrs Spring 2019

Please review the steps below for specific information related to applying for housing in the Spring 2019 semester.

Step 1: Pay the $300 Enrollment Deposit

  • After the $300 enrollment deposit is paid, you will have access to the housing application by using your 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.
  • Information Technology Services (ITS) issues netIDs and emails activation instructions to the personal email account on file with the University. Visit https://netid.uconn.edu for additional information about this process.

Step 2: Complete the Housing Application by November 16, 2018

  • Students must submit the housing application by the deadline to be considered on-time.
    • Any students admitted to the University after the deadline will be issued a personalized response deadline, and will be considered on-time if they submit their application materials before their personalized deadline.
  • A confirmation email is automatically sent  once an application is submitted. Please contact Residential Life if you do not receive this communication.

Step 3: Submit the Health History Form to Student Health Services by January 2, 2019

  • The Health History Form must include mandatory meningitis vaccination information, per Connecticut state law, and meningitis vaccination verification or immunization exemption information must be on file with the University by January 25, 2019 to be guaranteed housing for 2019-2020.

Step 4: Complete the 2019-2020 Housing Application by January 21, 2019

  • The application will be available beginning on December 1, 2018. On-time applicants missing mandatory meningitis vaccination information will be placed on the waiting list and not guaranteed housing for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Step 5: Check your UConn email account!

  • Residential Life will email assignment and check-in information to UConn email accounts in early January.
  • Assignments are made using the personal preference information submitted on the Spring 2019 On-Campus Housing Application.

Roommates/Specific Rooms

  • Due to limited availability of completely open rooms, we are unable to accept roommate requests.
  • Specific room requests can also not be accommodated for Spring 2019 placement.

Housing Application Process: Storrs Campus Change

Please review the steps below for specific information related to applying for housing as a campus change student for Spring 2019

Step 1: Complete the Campus Change Form by November 16, 2018

  • The change of campus to Storrs must be approved by November 16, 2018 to meet the housing deadline.

Step 2: Complete the Housing Application in MyHousing by November 16, 2018

  • Students must submit the housing application by the deadline to be considered on-time.
  • Any students admitted to the University after the deadline will be issued a personalized response deadline, and will be considered on-time if they submit their application materials before their personalized deadline.
  • A confirmation email is automatically sent once an application is submitted. Please contact Residential Life if you do not receive this communication.

Step 3: Participate in the Online Housing Selection December 13-14

  • Campus Change students who are eligible for housing selection will participate in the online process as any other current UConn student.
    Please visit Housing Selection Central for more details on this process

Step 4: Complete the Sharing Spaces Module by mid-January

  • This module in HuskyCT will help residents learn strategies to develop positive roommate relationships
  • An email announcement will be sent to students once the module is available

Step 5: Submit verification of meningitis vaccination to Student Health Services

  • Visit https://shs.uconn.edu for more information
  • This information must be on file by January 2, 2019

Visit the Campus Change Information page for more details!

The Campus Change Information page has specific frequently asked questions for Campus Change students, timelines, and other information created specifically for this population. Campus change students are considered current UConn students because they currently attend a campus that is part of the University of Connecticut, as opposed to students who are new to UConn entirely (i.e. transfer students and newly admitted students).

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, 2018 for Fall 2018 semester and by December 1, 2018 for Spring 2019 semester. Requests received after July 1/December 1 may not be honored due to availability.

Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD)

https://csd.uconn.edu

(860)486-2020

Convictions, Pending Charges, or Removal from Housing

  • On-campus housing may be denied to students with felony or misdemeanor convictions (other than minor traffic violations), pending charges, or who have received disciplinary sanctions at another institution which resulted in removal from on-campus housing. Students must share this information on the housing application (or via email if after submitting the application), and must submit the following information in writing to livingoncampus@uconn.edu

Information Required & Notification of Housing Eligibility

  • Detailed explanation of the conviction, charges, or sanctions. The correspondence should include first/last name, netID, and contact information.
  • Once the statement of explanation is reviewed by the Associate Director of Housing Services, applicants will be contacted regarding eligibility.

Resources

Please review the links below for information related to other Residential Life resources

Please visit our New Student Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to commonly asked questions.

New Student Housing Application Part 1 (Sample)

Current Student Housing Application (Sample)

The official application is available in MyHousing and must be submitted via that medium unless otherwise instructed.