Storrs New Student Central

Important Note Regarding Fall 2020 Housing

At this time, roommate pairing for new students has been closed due to the determination that students residing in traditional halls will not have roommates for the fall semester. This also means that we have closed Part 2 of the housing application and will currently not accept lifestyle preferences from students, as this information is used to help pair students with roommates who have similar preferences.

We understand that the announcement regarding the fall semester housing plans will likely come with many questions from new students and their families. We have created a Fall 2020 Frequently Asked Questions page to try to address some of the questions that have come into our office. We also have our 2020-2021 Housing Contract and our Temporary Health & Safety Procedures available for students to review.

Please check your UConn email to ensure that you are aware of the process to confirm on-campus housing for the fall semester. A message was sent to all resident students on June 25, 2020 with more information.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions
Parent and Family Information
ResLife on Social Media
Residency Requirement Information
MyHousing Log In

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 Fall 2020

Please review the steps below for specific information related to applying for housing in the Fall 2020 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 Part 1 of the Housing Application inside of MyHousing

  • A confirmation email is automatically sent once an application is submitted. Please contact Residential Life if you do not receive this communication or have questions about the application.
  • Please refer to the Residency Requirement Information page for more information.

Step 3: Complete Part 2 of the Housing Application

  • Students are encouraged to fill out Part 2 of the housing application, which includes more lifestyle questions to help our Housing Services staff with placement.
  • Please use your previous experiences sharing a living space with another person when considering your answers to these questions.
  • An email notification will be sent out in Summer 2020 to notify students when this part of the application is available so that they can go into MyHousing and complete it.
    • Important note: Access will be provided on an on-going basis through the month of June and students will receive an email to their UConn email account once their account has access to Part 2 of the housing application.

Step 4: Request a Roommate in MyHousing June 1 – July 17

  • We make every effort to match mutual roommate requests but we cannot issue a guarantee that every student who requests a roommate will be assigned together.
  • Roommate requests are not mandatory and the majority of students are placed with someone they did not know before coming to the University.
  • Students can use the Advanced Roommate Pairing feature in MyHousing June 1 - July 17 to find a roommate, otherwise students can also use www.facebook.com/UConnRoommates as another option to look for compatible roommates.
  • Roommate Requests are accepted from June 1 - July 17 inside of MyHousing. New students who are requesting to live a new student can follow the tutorial below to pair with each other once the process is active.

Tutorial: Forming a Roommate Group in MyHousing

  • New students who are requesting to live with a current UConn student must provide the information below 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 Fall 2020 Roommate
      • Include your full name, 7-digit Student ID number, and the full name, 7-digit Student ID number, and current Fall 2020 assignment for the current student.
    • Information Needed from Current UConn Student:
      • Email Subject: Current Student Requesting New Student as Fall 2020 Roommate
      • Include your full name, 7-digit Student ID number, current Fall 2020 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".

 

Step 5: Submit the Health History Form to Student Health and Wellness by July 1, 2020

  • 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 July 1, 2020 for 2020-2021.

Step 6: Complete Sharing Spaces Module in HuksyCT by August 1, 2020

  • 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 7: Check your UConn email account!

  • Residential Life will email assignment and check-in information to UConn email accounts in early August.
  • Assignments are made using the personal preference information submitted on the 2020-2021 On-Campus Housing Application.

Housing Application Process: Campus Change

Please review the steps below for specific information related to applying for housing as a campus change student for Fall 2020

Step 1: Complete the Campus Change Form by March 6

  • The change of campus to Storrs must be approved by March 6, 2020 to meet the housing deadline.

Step 2: Complete the Housing Application in MyHousing by March 6

  • 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.
  • Fall 2020 Campus Change students are required to live on campus for the 2020-2021 academic year: please refer to the Residency Requirement Information page for more information.

Step 3: Participate in the Online Housing Selection April 2020

  • 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 August 1, 2020

  • 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 the Health History Form to Student Health and Wellness by July 1, 2020

  • 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 July 1, 2020 for fall 2020 residents.

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, 2020 for Fall 2020 semester and by December 1, 2020 for Spring 2021 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.

Fall 2020 New Student Part 1 Housing Application (Sample)
New Student Part 2 Housing Application (Sample)
Spring 2020 Housing Application (Sample)

The official application will be available in MyHousing 3-5 business days after submission of the enrollment deposit and must be submitted via that medium unless otherwise instructed.