Learning Communities and Special Interest Housing

Learning Communities and Honors Housing

Learning Communities

Make campus life a more rewarding adventure by choosing to live on a residence hall floor with people who share your interests, lifestyle or commitment to a major. Students have the opportunity to make connections with their class and floormates and can support each other both in and outside of the classroom. LC residents take a seminar course together and get involved in activities and events on campus. There are also unique opportunities to get to know faculty, staff, and student peer mentors in a close-knit community setting. Learn more about these opportunities on the Learning Communities page.

Honors Housing

Most first-year students entering the Honors Program will live together in an Honors residential community in Buckley or Shippee Hall. Individuals living in this community will have the benefits of living, studying, and socializing together with other high-achieving students. Learn more about this community on their comprehensive Honors Housing page.

 

Honors Housing After the First Year

After the first year, Honors students can continue living in Honors housing on a space available basis, or choose from a variety of housing options available in non-Honors buildings during room selection. Returning Honors students may choose to live in McMahon Hall (traditional-style hall) and Snow Hall (suite-style residence hall) in South Campus. Housing in an Honors community after the first year is not guaranteed, nor does Residential Life or the Honors Program guarantee on campus housing for four years.

Special Interest Housing

Husky Village

Housing for Fraternities and Sororities. Husky Village opened in Fall 2004 for fraternities and sororities at UConn. This area offers 301 beds in six three-story buildings; four buildings offer 60 beds each, and two buildings offer 30 beds, with a student Resident Assistant staffed throughout the area. Each building is split in half and each half houses one organization.  Learn more about this community on the Husky Village page.


Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing

The University of Connecticut seeks to provide a living environment welcoming to all gender identities. Since 2008, Gender Inclusive Housing has allowed for students of any gender to live together. Most students living in Gender Inclusive Housing live in Brock Hall in Alumni Quadrangle in traditional double rooms. Undergraduate students of any class standing who are guaranteed housing, may request to live in this community. (Other institutions with similar communities use labels such as LGBT Housing, Spectrum, etc.)

 

Please visit the Gender Inclusive Housing page for more information and frequently asked questions about living in the community.


UConn Recovery Community (URC) & Substance Free Living Community

Student Health and Wellness offers recovery support services via the UConn Recovery Community (URC) program. In partnership with Residential Life, substance free housing is available and provides an environment that is supportive to students in recovery from substance use disorders. Students in substance free housing commit to living free from alcohol and non-prescribed drugs.  The UConn Recovery Community and Substance Free housing provide support through community building, social support, academic support, substance free activities, advocacy, outreach, and creating greater opportunities to access resources and services available on campus.  Students live in this community for a myriad of reasons: to support academic achievement, for religious or cultural beliefs, for health and wellness needs, and the list goes on. It is important to understand your motivation for choosing this housing option to commit to maintaining an environment that is substance free.

 

Substance free housing is not available for first year students unless they are a student in recovery from a substance use disorder and apply for membership with the UConn Recovery Community first. The URC staff will facilitate an exception on behalf of first year students with Residential Life once membership is completed. Students in recovery that are members of the UConn Recovery Community will have priority access to substance free housing on a space available basis.

 

If you are a student in recovery and wish to live in substance free housing, e-mail urc@uconn.edu to begin the membership process. In addition, indicate interest in substance free living on your Residential Life Housing Application.

Veterans Community

The Veterans Community is offered as a partnership between the Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs, Department of Residential Life, and students committed to creating a community for student veterans that provides support, connection, and resources for veterans as they attend the University of Connecticut.

 

Veterans Community

The primary mission of the Veterans Community is to help veterans transition from military to student life in a supportive environment. This community is located within South Campus, with four students assigned to each suite (two students in each bedroom of the suite). Within the community, veterans can participate in programs and events that allow for peer learning and connection with other veterans. This community is dedicated to helping veterans navigate the complexities of the college experience and making a successful transition from military life to civilian life.

To request to live in the Veterans Community, or for more information, please contact Nikki Eberly in the Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs at (860) 486- nikki.eberly@uconn.edu.

 

Student Veteran Roommate Options
Residential Life supports the success of student veterans. Student veterans (individuals with prior military service), who elect to live in on-campus housing but do not wish to live in the Veterans Community may request to live with a fellow student veteran or an older student by following the steps below. Questions? Contact Residential Life at (860) 486-2926.

  • Complete the housing application in ApplyOnline
  • Request a veteran/older student roommate in MyHousing > Personal Preferences

 

Residential Life Proxy Consent Form

  • Students who participate in military programs or active duty may not have access to personal computers/internet during Residential Life processes or application deadlines. If you would like someone to be able to make these choices on your behalf while you are away, please complete the Residential Life Proxy Consent Form  and email it to livingoncampus@uconn.edu.
    • Students can proactively complete this form at any time and Residential Life will work with your designated contact person (proxy) to make any account changes while you are away from internet.
    • Please note that your contact person/proxy will need to initiate contact with Residential Life directly to request any updates or to make changes to your account. Residential Life does not always know when you will be away from your computer/internet for extended periods of time.
    • Please make sure that your FERPA information is also up to date before you leave so that your FERPA Designees can discuss your account information with University staff while you are away. Please note that unless the Residential Life Proxy Consent Form is also submitted to our office, your FERPA Designees will only be able to discuss items on your account and will not be able to make any changes or submit applications on your behalf.
    • If you have specific questions about this form or process, please contact Residential Life at livingoncampus@uconn.edu

ASL Community Housing

ASL Community Housing is an accessible living community open to ASL students, Deaf, DeafBlind and hard-of-hearing students, and others who know American Sign Language. ASL Community Housing consists of one co-ed floor of a residential building located in the Alumni Quad. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in community and social events throughout the year.

 

To apply, students will indicate that they are interested in ASL Community Housing on their Residential Life Housing Application. If accepted, students will agree to participate in the housing selection process for ASL Housing.

 

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Questions about ASL Housing?

Email uconn.asl.community@gmail.com

 

Questions about accessibility or building layout?

Contact Residential Life at (860) 486-2926 or livingoncampus@uconn.edu