Campus Housing

Location
Storrs, CT
Undergrads
16,736
Tuition (in-state)
$29,074 ($11,242)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are pretty small, and the learning communities are definitely not for me, personally.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As a freshman/sophomore at UConn, you get no options for housing. I know plenty of freshman/sophomores in other universities near by that give their students nice dorms/suites and UConn doesn't really give that option for underclassmen.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some dorms are pretty small and could improve in size because for what we are paying for they could be better

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Uconn housing ultimately depends on which building you live in. Some parts of campus are situated very far from classes which others are very local. Some buildings are very spacious and new while others are cramped and older.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus is nice and relatively cheap compared to other schools of equal quality.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 278th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 599th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 940th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1345th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Acker
Hometown
Harwinton, CT
Major
Journalism & Sociology
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Campus housing differs depending on how old the building is and its location on campus. The newer buildings are nicer than those built 50 years ago. Alumni, Northwest, and South are the most popular dorm buildings, while East, North, and West are not so favorable. However, students have different tastes and seem to enjoy all dorm buildings. Your room is what you make of it, after all.

On-campus apartments are almost exclusively upperclassmen because they fill up the quickest. The housing selection process is a lottery based on class standing, and an earlier pick time will get you a better chance at getting the housing you want. Suites are also very popular because the rooms are larger and you have a private bathroom. Two rooms for three people each are connected by the bathroom, instead of sharing a community bathroom with an entire floor. Freshmen live in Northwest, which allows for an easy environment to meet people since they’re all new students.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
12,469
Average Housing Costs
$6,096
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Living and Learning Communities
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
74%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
15
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
Northwest Quadrangle
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Hilltop Apartments
  • South Campus
Worst Freshman Dorms
Buckley Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
West Campus
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • HuskyVision cable
  • Phone line
Also Available
UConn Learning Communities are available to make campus life a more rewarding adventure by assigning people to live on a residence hall floor with other people of similar interests, lifestyles, or commitments to a major. Honors housing is similar, with honors students living together. There is also gender-free housing, which seeks to welcome all gender identities living together in a suite setting.
Available for Rent
Bunk bed ladders
Did You Know?
If students get locked out of their rooms, they should call The Front Desk. Residents are given two free lock-outs, and then are charged $25 for any others.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Alan Thacker Busby Suites
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (triples)
Special Features: Elevator, game room, laundry facilities
Alumni Quadrangle
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores and juniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Alumni is made up of four six-floor buildings: Belden, Brock, Eddy, and Watson. It has a dining hall, laundry rooms, bike storage, TV rooms, and study lounges in every building; Belden and Brock each have a game room, and Watson and Brock have a kitchenette on the main floor of each building.
Buckley Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Buckley offers honors floors for freshmen and sophomores, bike storage, a café, a game room, a laundry room, and dining hall (shared with Shippee).
Connecticut Commons
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen, graduate students
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Connecticut Commons consists of three buildings divided into 16 halls of varying floors: Ashford, Branford, Colchester, Derby, Enfield, Farmington, Guilford, Hebron, Jewett City, Killingly, Lyme, Milford, Norwalk, Preston, Quinebaug, and Ridgefield.
East Campus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes, except for Holcomb (all women)
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: East Campus consists of five buildings with varying floors: Grange, Hicks, Holcomb, Sprague, and Whitney. Holcomb has a study lounge with a living room, fireplace, and grand piano, and each building has its own lounge, laundry room, game room, and computer lab.
Harry Lucian Garrigus Suites
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, triples)
Special Features: Garrigus Suites overlook the entire campus and have study rooms on every floor, as well as a game room, volleyball court, and computer lab.
Hilltop Residence Halls
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Hilltop Halls overlook the entire campus and have game rooms, laundry rooms, a TV room, a basketball court, and a volleyball court. Hilltop also has a study room on each floor and shares a dining hall with Hilltop Suites. The complex consists of two nine-floor high-rise buildings: Ellsworth and Hale.
Husky Village
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Greek members
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Husky Village consists of six three-story buildings.
McMahon Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: McMahon has a substance-free floor, bike storage, a café, piano, study lounge, TV lounge, laundry room, game room, computer lab, and offers fitness classes, such as spinning and aerobics, as well as its own dining hall. McMahon consists of two seven-floor buildings: North Tower and South Tower.
North Campus
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: North is an alcohol-free community with numerous study areas, lounges, a multipurpose room, game rooms, laundry rooms, bike storage, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a large field where students hang out. North Campus consists of 11 five-floor buildings, all connected.
Northwest Quadrangle
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Northwest Quadrangle consists of six four-story buildings: Batterson, Goodyear, Hanks, Rogers, Russell, and Terry. It's exclusively for freshmen and has a computer lab, a game room, study lounges, and is smoke-free and substance-free.
Shippee Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Shippee Hall houses a ballroom, "the Shippee Pitt" (a large basement multipurpose room), game room, computer lab, study rooms, and a laundry room.
South Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: South features three six-floor buildings: Nellie Louise Wilson Hall, Louisa Jane Rosebrooks Hall, and Anna Mabel Snow Hall. South also consists of Rome Commons and has semi-private bathrooms, air conditioning, seminar space, honors housing, vast study areas, a computer lab, a game room, and two sand volleyball courts.
Towers Quadrangle
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Towers consists of six buildings with 16 different small living units: Allen, Beecher, Colt, Fenwick, Hamilton, Jefferson, Keller, Kingston, Lafayette Morgan, Sherman, Sousa, Trumbull, Vinton, Wade, and Webster. Towers is substance-free, and has bike storage, lounges, study areas, a dining hall, a computer lab, a volleyball court, two basketball courts, multiple laundry rooms, and a game room with a TV.
West Campus
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: West Campus consists of four four-floor buildings: Chandler/Lancaster, Hollister, Alsop, and Shakespeare/Troy. The West Quad shares a sand volleyball court, and the Shakespeare/Troy building has a game room shared by all four buildings. Each individual building has a laundry room and air-conditioned study lounges.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Charter Oak Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Features include air conditioning, full kitchen (dishwasher included), living room, laundry room, and dining area.
The complex consists of six three-story buildings and a community center.
Hilltop Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios and two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Apartments have a full kitchen, living room, laundry room, and dining area.
Hilltop Apartments consist of 13 three-story buildings.
Mansfield Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Located right off campus, Mansfield has laundry facilities and a game room, but no phone or cable services provided by the school, although apartments will be supplied with an Internet service. Each apartment will be issued one cable modem. To connect more than one computer, a router will be needed.
The United States Postal Service delivers mail directly to each apartment.
Northwood Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Northwood Apartments provide heat, electricity, basic cable, maintenance services, and trash and snow removal, and they also offer a laundry room, mail area, and playground. Apartments are unfurnished, except for a refrigerator and electric stove.
Northwood Apartments are specifically geared toward students with families and graduate students.

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